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Hello There's a proprietary application that I need that is packaged within a Ubuntu 9.04 live ISO, so I'd like to upgrade the whole thing, including the kernel + libraries ...
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    Question Consequences of upgrading distribution?


    Hello

    There's a proprietary application that I need that is packaged within a Ubuntu 9.04 live ISO, so I'd like to upgrade the whole thing, including the kernel + libraries to benefit from its extra hardware support, add some missing applications and device drivers, and generate a new ISO ready to be burned on a USB/CD.

    What issues should I expect? Are Linux applications/libraries downward-compatible, so that the proprietary application is likely to still work, even though I upgraded the kernel and libraries?

    Thank you for any feedback.

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    The short answer here is "maybe". It depends. What distribution and kernel are you currently running?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    It's actually a liveCD that I'd like to upgrade. I guess the easiest way is to...
    1. Replace vmlinuz while offline
    2. Boot up with the live CD
    3. remove unneeded applications/libraries, and add those I need
    4. Save this running system, including a new initrd.lz into an ISO file on the hard-disk

    Thank you.

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