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Upgrade path to 17.3 now open for all editions

Post by clem » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:10 pm

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Post by Pjotr » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:01 pm

Thanks! :)
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Post by MtnDewManiac » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:56 am

This means that a person can upgrade their current installation "in place" to 17.3. But can the user still use their Update Manager to, for example, upgrade a 17.0 installation to 17.2 (or 17.1)? Or is the only choice to go from whichever version they have to 17.3?

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Post by Cosmo. » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:04 am

Only to the last version (17.3).

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Post by MtnDewManiac » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:17 pm

Cosmo. wrote:Only to the last version (17.3).
DOGGONE IT!!!

Is there any way to revert one or more files to the state where such a thing would be possible? I have two Mint installations on my computer's hard drive. One - my "main, daily-use" setup - is Mint 17.0 Xfce. The other is (IIRC) 17.1. I did that to test it out before upgrading the main one. I like it and would like to upgrade the 17.0 to 17.1. THEN I would think about upgrading the "test" one to 17.2 or even 17.3, but at this point they are unknowns (to ME) and I would not upgrade my daily-use setup to an unknown.

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Post by Moem » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:35 pm

Maybe I'm seeing things too simple... but why don't you just put 17.3 on a USBstick, boot it and take it for a test drive?
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Post by Pjotr » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:49 pm

MtnDewManiac wrote:Is there any way to revert one or more files to the state where such a thing would be possible?
Interesting question. I think it would be possible by replacing the word "qiana" (in the 17.0 system) in the software sources list, by "rebecca". And by replacing "rebecca" (in the 17.1 system) by "rafaela". Then run "sudo apt-get update" and then launch Update Manager.

So for 17.0 to 17.1:

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sudo sed -i 's/qiana/rebecca/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
And for 17.1 to 17.2:

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sudo sed -i 's/rebecca/rafaela/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
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sudo apt-get update
Then launch Update Manager and refresh it with the refresh button. Finally, install all updates and reboot.

This should do the desired upgrade with all safeguards, like preserving the level system for the updates and preserving the current kernel and graphical stack.
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Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:06 pm

M0em wrote:Maybe I'm seeing things too simple... but why don't you just put 17.3 on a USBstick, boot it and take it for a test drive?
I had problems when I upgraded from 17 to 17.1, There seemeds to be a regression involving the Intel Ironlake gpu series. I've searched all over the place and couldn't find anything. Either it was not apparently relevant ... Intel linux video driver regressions aren't that rare unfortunately ... or it was so specialized I didn't have a clue what they were talking about. Serious video geek stuff.

My solution, if you can call it that, was to to a clean reinstall of 17. Things like this are why I wish a separate /home partition was the default for mint/ubuntu installation. Doesn't Debian do that?

So the bottom line is that from now on I will never do an upgrade like that without testing it on live USB boot first. Of course, sometimes that can mean setting up persistence but not this time.

On a cheerier note, I've been testing the 17.3 XFCE live session, and it looks like they've fixed it in the new kernel/xorg stack. Yay. Not quite done testing it but I think it's time to upgrade.

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Re: Upgrade path to 17.3 now open for all editions

Post by Hoser Rob » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:55 pm

Well, I've got good news for user of intel Ironlake gpus. I did the upgrade to 17.3 and the video is excellent. Actually the performance is better than on 17.0. I found some bug reports that said that regressions were fixed in kernel 3.19, and apparently they are.

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