I'd prefer NOT to do a clean install. For one thing, when I installed Gloria (my first experience with LinuxMint), there was NO indication that there is no upgrade path, and no suggestion to make a separate /home partition. So I have everything in a single / partition (+ swap).
So is this a simple matter of changing sources.list to helena/karmic and running apt upgrade/dist-upgrade a few times, or what?
feed3 wrote:i've upgrading from gloria kde to helena kde before this by upgrading mint meta kde to ver. 8.1.0 from synaptic but there's many issues with mint tools afterward (at least for me), for example i cant use software manager anymore etc. so many troubles to upgrade all manually in which when i want to upgrade amarok, it always want to remove many other components as well, INCLUDING KDE BASE PLASMA!
olligod wrote:The Mint-Meta-KDE is the "evildoer" - it spoiled the party over at the other thread, too. I am sure, in time there will be an official upgrade path.
benny59 wrote:1) saving the home dir is enough ? (how shall I rebuild the user after the installation)
benny59 wrote:2) how can I save any additional application I might have installed (i.e. evolution) ? shall I reinstall everything ?
benny59 wrote:3) How can I rollback if something goes wrong ?
benny59 wrote:4) In six months time shall I repeat the same procedure ? it does not seem very practical as LinuxMint is my "production" OS the only installed on her laptop (please consider my wife, not IT person, was educated on linux and I am proud of it).
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