Just Installed Mint Debian....how should I update?

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Just Installed Mint Debian....how should I update?

Postby larry77 on Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:53 pm

Dear All,
I have just installed Mint Debian on my laptop and I am very pleased with the result.
However, what am I supposed to do at this point to update my system?
Should I refer to

viewtopic.php?f=185&t=82346

? I understood the basic idea of the upgrade packs (you open the tap only at regular times), but I am a bit unsure about how to proceed.
What is my upgrade pack? Should I change the repositories? Already aptitude update + aptitude upgrade shows a lot of possible upgrades....
I just do not want to break my system 24 hours after the installation!
Many thanks for any suggestion

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Re: Just Installed Mint Debian....how should I update?

Postby Gerd50 on Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:31 pm

In a fresh installed system you have update pack 2. If you run

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sudo apt-get install mintupdate-debian

after the package is installed, you can update to pack 3 via update gui.

The sources.list should be this:

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

If you want a complete updated system use this source.list:

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main non-free

In order to update via terminal run the command:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

With this method you will be confronted with the Gnome 3.0 desktop after the upgrade!

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