I want to upgrade my Ubuntu based distribution to the latest distro but I am unsure of the effect on the licencing on my machine. Will upgrading my distribution require me to call Wolfram Support to change my licence?

  • $\begingroup$ In my experience (now a long time ago, Oneiric(?) was still new), upgrading Ubuntu did not disrupt my license, but even if it did, the people from Support are usually very helpful with sending a new key if things went pear-shaped for some reason. $\endgroup$ Commented May 11, 2020 at 23:26

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I've upgraded 14.04 → 16.04, then 16.04 → 18.04 without issue.

In the case of genuine system reinstallations, technical support have responded within 24 hours, during which time I'm usually installing other things.

  • $\begingroup$ Can confirm 19.10 --> 20.04 works fine also. $\endgroup$
    – jman
    Commented May 12, 2020 at 2:35
  • $\begingroup$ Good to know @jman. I'll wait until 20.04.1 before dist-upgrade. $\endgroup$
    – dwa
    Commented May 12, 2020 at 2:45

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