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Unofficial update 18.1 Cinnamon to 18.2 Cinnamon

Unofficial update 18.1 Cinnamon to 18.2 CinnamonAs you know, the Linux Mint developers are working on the release of the Linux Mint distribution 18.2 "Sonya" Cinnamon version 3.4, is based on a batch of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
May 8, Clement Lefebvre, the Linux Mint founder, has published in blog the following message: "I’d like to thank all the developers and designers who worked not only on Cinnamon 3.4, but in the redesign of the Spices website and the maintenance of the Cinnamon Spices themselves".
The upcoming release of Linux Mint 18.2 will be called "Sonya". This means that now users Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" Cinnamon will be able to do a system update to Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" Cinnamon without waiting for the official release and receive regular updates made by the developers in Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya".

Update Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" Cinnamon to Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" Cinnamon:
Note. Please do this unofficial update at your own risk.
1. Activate in Update Manager => Edit => Update Policy => Always update everything and click OK:
Unofficial update 18.1 Cinnamon to 18.2 Cinnamon 2. Further, the system needs to be updated:
apt update
apt upgrade
3. For further updates of the distribution you need to change the code name official repositories from serena to sonya:
sudo sed -i 's/serena/sonya/' /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo sed -i 's/serena/sonya/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
sudo sed -i 's/serena/sonya/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-source-repositories.list
4. These commands will update the system files and will do the distribution upgrade:
apt update
apt upgrade
apt full-upgrade
5. Upon completion of all updates, close all applications and restart the computer:
sudo reboot
After a new login you can check the system version in System Settings => System Info:
Unofficial update 18.1 Cinnamon to 18.2 CinnamonAnd also, you can run in terminal the following command, which specifies the version of the distribution:
lsb_release -a
Unofficial update 18.1 Cinnamon to 18.2 CinnamonMay the Force be with you,
Good Luck!!!

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david 12 May 2017 04:15
this string here:sudo sed -i 's/serena/sonya/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-source-repositories.list did not work in term /stated could not find.
system seems like it's updated is working with 4.11 kernel so far.
did get message an applet didn't load all seems good though.
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Shekin 12 May 2017 09:38
I have also noticed, but the update went fine, no problems
x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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david 13 May 2017 06:27
sorry it was 4.10 kernel as 4.11 failed to work with 381.0 nvidia driver. which was used before the 18.2 update and 381.22 nv driver. wanted to update all.
i've also updated an dell inspir with intel 915 to 18.2 w the 4.11 kernel and that works.
have not tried again with ukuu and my current setup w nvidia 750ti

also do we need to keep it to current or can we go back to safe after?
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Martina 19 May 2017 09:24
I wonder if this works also for Mint Mate edition?
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Bas 16 June 2017 12:26
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Rick Fulford
Rick Fulford 26 June 2017 08:51
Update went without a hitch, Thank-you!
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Odd 3 July 2017 20:25
Very good working nice.
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Luis 6 July 2017 19:07
COme on man, and now how can I upgrade to the real Mint 18.2?
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Shekin 6 July 2017 19:28
This is a real update. uses the same repositories, currently there is no difference, which has been officially or not officially, but much earlier.
x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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guillermo 11 July 2017 17:49
Hi, I performed the upgrade on my girlfriend’s laptop without issues. Using latest kernel and lightdm without problem. However, Cinnamon notifies about an error when starting. Checked the logs, it seems it cannot find blueberry. I uninstalled it in 18.1 as BT wasn’t used and I put a script to rfkill block it on startup. But I can’t find how to disable blueberry from starting…. where is that option? Looked it up in autostart apps, applets, sysmctl and nothing there…
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