I make a choice to install Ubuntu using an alternate CD/DVD with the minimal installation option. After that I run a shell script that will install my favourite desktop environment and applications.

Now it's time to upgrade my Ubuntu version to a new one. But I think that if I do so, that the Ubuntu upgrade procedure will install Unity and many other Ubuntu applications that I don't like and don't need.

Is there a way to not allow the upgrade script to install any Ubuntu default applications, just upgrade the core and my already installed applications?

  • @ProBackup: Abbreviations are not allowed?
    – elacheche
    Mar 19 '14 at 8:16
  • I haven't got any idea whether the is an abbreviation policy or not. For me as a non native speaker, abbreviations are much harder to read and to understand the message.
    – Pro Backup
    Mar 19 '14 at 11:28
  • I see & I understand :) BTW I'm not a native speaker too :)
    – elacheche
    Mar 20 '14 at 12:48

Yes, you should be able to upgrade just fine by replacing your current distro name in /etc/apt/sources.list with the next version and doing a full upgrade.

  • Nice idea.. But the question is.. Will my Ubuntu crash or upgrade to the next version :D And can't find out hte answer if we don't try it.. And that's exactly what I'm doing right now :) :D { Hope that my Ubuntu won't crash XD } Btw that'll be like a trick to have a rolling release..
    – elacheche
    Feb 4 '13 at 21:10
  • It works :D There was some errors in the 2 first days.. But now after many software upgrades I have my 12.04 :D Thx :)
    – elacheche
    Feb 10 '13 at 23:26
  • This solution still valid for upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04? Nov 5 '16 at 5:18

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