[WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

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[WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by Pjotr » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:57 pm

THIS IS RATHER HIGH-RISK AND SO FOR TEST MACHINES ONLY:

This is how to upgrade today from Linux Mint 19 Tara, to the bèta of 19.1 Tessa:

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sudo sed -i 's/tara/tessa/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reboot.

Tested successfully on two of my test rigs.

Reason for posting: premature upgrade how-to's always pop up long before the official upgrade path is being made available. So I thought it might be a good idea to forestall them with a how-to that warns clearly about the risks.
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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by trytip » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:16 pm

where are these instructions from?
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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by Pjotr » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:18 pm

trytip wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:16 pm
where are these instructions from?
From me. :mrgreen:
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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by stephanieswitzer » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:12 pm

Such a dare devil :D
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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by ajgringo619 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:16 pm

Could there be a better test for Timeshift? :)
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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by trytip » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:37 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:18 pm
trytip wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:16 pm
where are these instructions from?
From me. :mrgreen:
i don't see any errors in the beta upgrade, seems to work decent. i had the usual permissions conflicts again, will the mint team ever figure this out?
mint02@tara:~$ find $HOME ! -user $USER -type f
find: ‘/home/mint02/.cache/doc’: Permission denied
find: ‘/home/mint02/.gvfs’: Permission denied
i had to boot into my arch to delete these as couldn't delete them even as root while booted to mint 19
i would recommend the upgrade as is, of course do your Timeshift first 👍

there are the usual annoyances in .xsession-errors

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(nm-applet:1471): Gtk-CRITICAL **: 10:27:38.006: gtk_widget_destroy: assertion 'GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed
(nemo:1733): Gtk-CRITICAL **: 10:25:57.590: gtk_container_foreach: assertion 'GTK_IS_CONTAINER (container)' failed
(redshift-gtk:1458): Gdk-CRITICAL **: 10:23:30.375: gdk_window_thaw_toplevel_updates: assertion 'window->update_and_descendants_freeze_count > 0' failed
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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by Pjotr » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:45 pm

trytip wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:37 pm
i don't see any errors in the beta upgrade, seems to work decent. i had the usual permissions conflicts again, will the mint team ever figure this out?

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sudo chown -R -v $USER:$USER $HOME
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Post by HaveaMint » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:21 pm

Thanks Pjotr, upgrade went fast in vbox. I guess testing in vbox won't help the Mint team much but I can see it anyways.
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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by scoson » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:14 pm

Thanks for this, working good so far on my Dell laptop so I'm relieved already. I have all panel icons set at 16px to make it look the way I'm used to. Had to re-add CinnVIIStark menu after not compatible warning, but after updating applets works fine (edit: 'sound 150%' broken, 'sound' works fine). Trying grouped window list for the first time and it's cool, what a space saver. Isn't that what was supposed to be included with Cinn 4.0 by default? It seems I had to add that applet manually after I kept looking for settings for it.
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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by MtnDewManiac » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:53 pm

I'm sure this is a stupid question (in that I am guessing the answer is "No, obviously,") but:

If someone does this thing, and then encounters major (to them) issues, would reverting be as simple as using the non-graphical boot screen, changing the update path back, and then running the update process again?

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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by gm10 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:47 pm

MtnDewManiac wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:53 pm
If someone does this thing, and then encounters major (to them) issues, would reverting be as simple as using the non-graphical boot screen, changing the update path back, and then running the update process again?
No, you'd have to manually downgrade all involved packages then. Better use Timeshift for something like that.

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Post by MtnDewManiac » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:09 pm

Okay, gm10, thanks.

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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by bfrost » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:02 pm

Updated two machines from 19 to 19.1 and it works great, thanks! Only problem with 11 inch screen is that Brave browser icon goes to the right(est) in the panel icons (group) after removing Firefox icon.

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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by osx2mint » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:19 am

Somewhat of a noob question here as I'm still cracking the knuckles switching from OSX to Mint (inside a vm while I await the hw) ...

I was under the impression that 19.1 beta would appear in the Update Manager. I'm reading articles and watching videos of 19.1 on youtube but for the life of me cannot find an official update path other than to download the 1.8G iso. I see Pjotr's repository and other's seem to have tested it but being a noob I'm looking for something from the dev's or listed in the Update Manager.

If anyone can shed light on how these beta cycle updates can be officially installed from it would be appreciated.

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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by Moem » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:34 pm

osx2mint wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:19 am
I was under the impression that 19.1 beta would appear in the Update Manager.
It will not. But the final version will, when it's out of beta. Since you are new to Mint, it doesn't make much sense to test a beta, so I would just use 19 for now.
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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by Pjotr » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:55 pm

osx2mint wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:19 am
I see Pjotr's repository and others seem to have tested it but being a noob I'm looking for something from the devs
It's not my repo. The command that I described, switches your Mint 19 repo's from the official Tara repo's to the official Tessa repo's.
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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by Kilz » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:32 pm

Thanks for the easy instructions. Worked like a charm. I understand the warnings, but being an experienced Linux user I am ok with the risks. All my important files are in symlinked folders on another partition so even if it had gone horribly wrong an hour later I would be back where I was.
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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by Pjotr » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:26 pm

Kilz wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:32 pm
Thanks for the easy instructions. Worked like a charm. I understand the warnings, but being an experienced Linux user I am ok with the risks. All my important files are in symlinked folders on another partition so even if it had gone horribly wrong an hour later I would be back where I was.
That's what I like to read. You're a fine example of the kind of users that I intended to target with this how-to. :)
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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by Arch_Enemy » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:38 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:57 pm
THIS IS RATHER HIGH-RISK AND SO FOR TEST MACHINES ONLY:

This is how to upgrade today from Linux Mint 19 Tara, to the bèta of 19.1 Tessa:

Code: Select all

sudo sed -i 's/tara/tessa/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get update

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reboot.

Tested successfully on two of my test rigs.

Reason for posting: premature upgrade how-to's always pop up long before the official upgrade path is being made available. So I thought it might be a good idea to forestall them with a how-to that warns clearly about the risks.
I have been known to do not so stable things to my machines. What the heck...it only takes a few hours to reinstall/reconfigure.
Here goes!
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When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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Re: [WARNING: TEST RIGS ONLY] How to upgrade today from 19 Tara to 19.1 Tessa

Post by Arch_Enemy » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:52 pm

Annnd..I'm back. Quick and painless...so far.

My daughter's name is Tessa. Let's see if this is as good as when she was a kid... :)
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One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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