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Unofficial update 18.1 Cinnamon to 18.2 Cinnamon

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".
 Here are the most notable highlights of this release

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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11-05-2017, 13:02
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