Upgrade & Dist-upgrade before or after switching repos

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Upgrade & Dist-upgrade before or after switching repos

Postby madwoollything » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:28 am

I have aa LMDE installation which is a couple of months 'out of date' and is pointing at the original debian testing repo.

I plan to switch to running the “Latest” update pack repo (deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free) but don't know whether it is best to 'update and dist-upgrade' BEFORE switching to the linuxmint repos or after switching? Which is best?

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Re: Upgrade & Dist-upgrade before or after switching repos

Postby tdockery97 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:01 pm

If it was me I would first update with:

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


That will catch you up to date and fix any broken packages/dependencies along the way.

Then I would point my repos to the new Mint repos, either incoming or latest.
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Re: Upgrade & Dist-upgrade before or after switching repos

Postby madwoollything » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:42 pm

tdockery97 wrote:If it was me I would first update with:

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


That will catch you up to date and fix any broken packages/dependencies along the way.

Then I would point my repos to the new Mint repos, either incoming or latest.


Will do ..... many thanks.


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