Early upgrade Linux Mint from 17.2 to 17.3

Early upgrade Linux Mint from 17.2 to 17.3

As you know, the Linux Mint developers are working on the release of Linux Mint 17.3Rosa Cinnamon and MATE based on a batch basis Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. In fact as an update to the base packages and especially the desktop environments Cinnamon (2.8.x) and MATE (1.12) in Linux Mint 17.

The final version of Linux Mint 17.3Rosa”, on assurances of developers, is due out at the end of this month, but want to “touch” the new system can do the update from Linux Mint 17.2Rafaelato Linux Mint 17.3Rosa”, without waiting for the official release right now a few commands in the terminal.

Note. Upgrading from Linux Mint 17.2Rafaelato Linux Mint 17.3Rosa” is really officially released for all desktop environments of Linux Mint: Cinnamon, Mate, KDE and XFCE.

First of all, the system needs to be put in the current state with the following commands:

apt update
apt upgrade[/simterm]

After all the updates, restart the computer:

sudo reboot[/simterm]

After updating, to update the distribution code you want to change the name of the official repositories for rosa with the following commands:

sudo sed -i ‘s/rafaela/rosa/’ /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo sed -i ‘s/rafaela/rosa/’ /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list[/simterm]

These commands will update the system files and will do the distribution upgrade:

apt update
apt upgrade
apt dist-upgrade[/simterm]

After all the updates, restart the computer:

sudo reboot[/simterm]

After a new login you can check the version of the distribution in a graphical application: System info.

Early upgrade Linux Mint from 17.2 to 17.3

Rolling back to Linux Mint 17.2Rafaela

If the upgrade process was not normal or something goes wrong in the system, run the following commands to undo the changes:

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list.bak /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade[/simterm]

And then restart the computer.

Good luck!!!

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eMcE
eMcE
2022 years ago

Not:
apt update
apt upgrade
apt dist-upgrade

Should be:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Not everyone have those "apt only" aliases 😉

And second thing..
Sometimes on some machines uninstallation of proprietary drivers is needed and/or disabling repos with them.
After upgrade the drivers can be reinstalled and repos enabled.

Putra
Putra
2022 years ago

eMcE,
I've been wondering wether or not I can use apt-fast, thanks for your correction

John Spirko
John Spirko
2022 years ago

EDIT: Will fix with backup and a full DVD install of 17.3 Very new to Linux and Mint. Just recently installed and enjoying it. However, after the commands apt update; apt upgrade, I get the following message: Configuration file '/etc/issue' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version. What would you like to do about it ? Your options are: Y or I : install the package maintainer's version N or O : keep your currently-installed version D : show the differences between the versions Z : start a shell… Read more »