[SOLVED] no upgrade button

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[SOLVED] no upgrade button

Post by streeta » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:30 pm

Hi. I am a newbie. I run Mint / cinnemon 18.2 64 bit on HP stream.
I wish to update OS to 19 cinnemon. I am told it is easy. I have installed and run Timeshift.
The next instructions call for running 'system upgrade utility' and then to click on index/upgrade.

I cannot find the system upgrade utility. I can find 'Package updater', but it repors that I am up to date
and then closes. In any event there is no edit or upgrade button.

So my question is Where is the upgrade button? I know I am asking something stupid. Please indulge me.
Regards Alvey Street
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Re: no upgrade button

Post by Telyx » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:42 pm

Linux Mint 19 hasn't been released yet.

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Re: no upgrade button

Post by Moem » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:50 pm

streeta wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:30 pm
The next instructions call for running 'system upgrade utility' and then to click on index/upgrade.

I cannot find the system upgrade utility. I can find 'Package updater', but it repors that I am up to date
and then closes. In any event there is no edit or upgrade button.
In case you were looking at these instructions here https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3462 :
It's talking about the Update Manager, not the Package updater. I'm not sure what a Package updater is. The Update Manager has an 'Edit' menu in the navigation bar at the top, that's the one that's meant.

You're a bit early for Mint 19, but you can upgrade to Mint 18.3.
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Re: no upgrade button

Post by sdibaja » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:04 pm

Usually Linux Mint will make a blog post to announce New Versions... and a bit later give upgrade instructions.
I believe there is now a 18.3 version in use if you want to try that.

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Re: no upgrade button

Post by Moem » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:09 pm

sdibaja wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:04 pm
I believe there is now a 18.3 version in use if you want to try that.
Yup, there is. It's pretty good. 8)
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Re: no upgrade button

Post by streeta » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:43 pm

My appologies. I was carried away with a january newa item saying it was imminent.
Same scenario if I want to upgrade to 18.3. There is no 'button'
Regards Alvey Street

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Re: no upgrade button

Post by Moem » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:48 pm

What all does it list under 'Edit' in the Update Manager?
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Re: no upgrade button

Post by Cosmo. » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:56 pm

There was never a button for upgrading, just the edit menu entry. (And for upgrading to Mint 19 - not before it is released - you will not be able to do this via any simple graphical upgade command. At least for upgrading from LM 17.x to 18 this has never existed.)

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Re: no upgrade button (SOLVED)

Post by streeta » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:27 pm

Thank you gentlemen. I finaly loaded the KDE version, and the IDE to go with it. I then found the edit button and the upgrade.
Success. Now running 18.3 Thank you
Regards Alvey Street

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Re: no upgrade button (SOLVED)

Post by Moem » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:32 pm

streeta wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:27 pm
Thank you gentlemen.
You're welcome, ma'am.
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Re: no upgrade button

Post by smurphos » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:39 am

Cosmo. wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:56 pm
There was never a button for upgrading, just the edit menu entry. (And for upgrading to Mint 19 - not before it is released - you will not be able to do this via any simple graphical upgade command. At least for upgrading from LM 17.x to 18 this has never existed.)
There was an upgrade path from 17.3 to 18 - albeit requiring a little bit of command line - https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2316. I used it for one of my machines that is still going strong and is now on 18.3 with no fresh install since 2014 - I think it started on 17.0 IIRC. Caveat - it's only used as a media server not as a day to day general use machine.

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