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mint x64 helena upgrade

Postby x64_user on Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:39 pm

Has anyone done an upgrade from gloria x64 to helena x64? If so, how did it work out and what was your procedure? I would prefer not to do a fresh installation.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: mint x64 helena upgrade

Postby exploder on Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:02 pm

I think that Clem posted upgrade instructions on the blog. There are so many differences in these two releases, ext4, xsplash, etc that I would seriously consider doing a fresh install this time.

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Re: mint x64 helena upgrade

Postby bomanizer on Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:35 am

I did it on a system that has undergone these violent steps:

1) Fresh install Mint 6
2) Dist-upgrade to Mint 7 - saw some system crash issues, which disappeared along with updates
3) Backed up the whole system using tar (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem/TAR)
4) Dist upgrade to Mint 8 - didn't like it (some RC, I recall...)
5) Restored the whole system from the tar archive
6) Dist-upgrade to Mint 8 after the official x64 release

Been a happy camper again :D

This was on a T61 Thinkpad. I actually saw a power usage drop after the last upgrade to Helena (-2 watts), using PowerTop.
I come from a Ubuntu background, I started with Ubuntu in 2006. Back then a dist-upgrade was a big no-no for me, but with recent releases, it's a viable option. Especially since I'm lazy in a way and don't like to reinstall all my apps.

Cheers.

EDIT: Oh, and I used the command line option to upgrade, as described in the blog post.
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Re: mint x64 helena upgrade

Postby x64_user on Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:12 pm

I tried the following:
su
apt update
apt install mint-upgrade-tool-main

This gave me the following error:
E: Couldn't find package mint-upgrade-tool-main

Do I need to change "main" to something else for x64?
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Re: mint x64 helena upgrade

Postby bomanizer on Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:36 am

x64_user wrote:Do I need to change "main" to something else for x64?


I recall trying that, but the package was not there. Maybe they haven't created the upgrade tool for x64 yet?

As for dist-upgrading, I do agree on the majority that it is often not advicable. If you break it, you get to keep both peaces...and so on.
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Re: mint x64 helena upgrade

Postby x64_user on Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:39 pm

I have upgraded gloria x64 to helena x64 as follows:
gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
replaced all occurrences of gloria with helena
replaced all occurrences of jaunty with karmic
apt upgrade (resolved all conflicts with Y)
apt dist-upgrade (resolved all conflicts with Y)

All indications are that it was successful including wine apps.
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