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I've noticed that there seem to be a lot of questions which basically ask, "how can I upgrade my Ubuntu installation directly from version x to version z, skipping version(s) y in between?"

There appears to be a tendency for people to post a different question for each possible pair of versions, when in reality they all would have the same answer. I was slightly surprised to not be able to find a "master" question for all these in a search.

Here's a partial list of such questions for reference:

Should one of these questions be modified to a more general one which we can then point all the duplicates to? Is there already a "master" question that I simply missed? Or would a new generalized post be best?

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Is it possible to skip releases during an upgrade? should likely be the canonical question for questions of these types.

  • It should now likely be this one instead, considering that one you have there was recently closed as a duplicate of it. – Christopher Kyle Horton Mar 20 '12 at 8:39

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