Switch MATE to Cinnamon; then upgrade to LMDE3? **SUCCESS**

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pgreat
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Switch MATE to Cinnamon; then upgrade to LMDE3? **SUCCESS**

Post by pgreat » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:39 am

I am running LMDE2 with MATE DE, wondering if I can install Cinnamon DE, remove MATE DE and then be able to upgrade from LMDE2 to LMDE3?
has anyone done that?

UPDATE: I followed Clem's advise here < https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3635#comment-145312 >
and with a couple of hiccups was able to drive through the upgrade. Had to remove [ gnome_media ]
and also [ vlc ] . Also had to perform in steps, using [ mintupgrade ] to just perform checks and then
update sources file. Once that was done I manually ran "sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade -yd"
to fetch local copies of all the packages ( 1500+ qty ) . Finally ran "sudo apt dist-upgrade -y" and
it took about 30-45min total to process all the changes. There were a few failures with [ Mono ] packages,
but rest of the upgrade appeared normal. I re-ran the "sudo apt dist-upgrade -y" command a 2nd time
and it cleanly processed rest of [ Mono ] packages. Gnome-terminal would not launch, did some searching
and found suggestion to manually refresh Locale settings. Logoff and re-login then terminal worked fine.

Save me HUGE amount of rework, as I have full disk encryption with LUKS and dm_crypt .. upgrade now
sits cleanly on previously defined partitions with encryption active just as before.

Thanks for the pointers!
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Re: Switch MATE to Cinnamon; then upgrade to LMDE3?

Post by Monsta » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:52 am

Should be possible with some manual work: viewtopic.php?f=247&t=279002#p1535388

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Re: Switch MATE to Cinnamon; then upgrade to LMDE3?

Post by deepakdeshp » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:05 pm

Always advisable to back up before doing this.
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Re: Switch MATE to Cinnamon; then upgrade to LMDE3?

Post by jimallyn » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:27 am

Yes, I think in theory at least, you can do that. As previously mentioned, you might want to back things up before you do that.
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