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Updating LMDE safely

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:51 am
by fida1989
What is the safest way to updating LMDE safely using mintUpdate? :?: As i have seen in many posts, many people faced various breakdowns after update. :? Any suggestions would be appreciated. :)

Re: Updating LMDE safely

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:31 am
by äxl
Safest way is not to use it. I don't know how it's going after the latest debian-system-adjustments but I still use the terminal:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -d dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
First line is to update the source cache, second will download the applicable packages and the third will install them.

Re: Updating LMDE safely

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:48 pm
by Tony.B
I wish I knew the answer to that. My system completely died last night while I was using MintUpdate. I reinstalled this morning using the previous installation files (via flash-drive), but that was LMDE as at last September (I think). Accumulated updates since then have been running for the past 11 hours and still show nearly an hour to go.

What I would REALLY like is some sort of way to take a snapshot of my existing LMDE, taken immediately before I start MintUpdate, which I can transfer to a flash-drive, so that I have an easy re-start point if something goes wrong.

Re: Updating LMDE safely

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:03 pm
by viking777
Tony.B wrote:I wish I knew the answer to that. My system completely died last night while I was using MintUpdate. I reinstalled this morning using the previous installation files (via flash-drive), but that was LMDE as at last September (I think). Accumulated updates since then have been running for the past 11 hours and still show nearly an hour to go.

What I would REALLY like is some sort of way to take a snapshot of my existing LMDE, taken immediately before I start MintUpdate, which I can transfer to a flash-drive, so that I have an easy re-start point if something goes wrong.
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... &hilit=qt4

Re: Updating LMDE safely

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:49 pm
by Tony.B
Thank you for that link. Hopefully this will help others too.