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Upgrade from Mint 18.3 to 19

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 1:24 pm
by bobstead
Asus machine currently running Mint 18.3
Installed all updates & created timeshift.
Ran mintupgrade check: This created the following error.

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Calculating upgrade... Error!
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies.
 libegl1 : Depends: libegl-mesa0 but it is not going to be installed
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
All help/advice gratefully received.
Bob

Current install as follows:

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System:    Host: joan-ZN220IC Kernel: 4.15.0-47-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: ASUSTeK product: ZN220IC v: 0208
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: ZN220IC v: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends v: 0208 date: 06/16/2016
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-6100U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9216
           clock speeds: max: 2300 MHz 1: 500 MHz 2: 500 MHz 3: 500 MHz 4: 500 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.3.6 - padoka PPA Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-47-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1250.3GB (33.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB temp: 47C
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: FreeAgentDesktop size: 250.1GB temp: 0C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 359G used: 181G (53%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.46GB used: 0.45GB (5%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0C mobo: 29.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 276 Uptime: 30 days Memory: 5007.6/7853.4MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

Re: Upgrade from Mint 18.3 to 19

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 1:29 pm
by Pjotr
Be smart and do a clean installation of 19.1. Safer, technically better and even quicker.

In-place upgrades are only recommendable within a particular Mint series (e.g. the 19 series).

Re: Upgrade from Mint 18.3 to 19

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 1:54 pm
by karlchen
Agreed.
Upgrading from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19 in-place using mintupgrade is an adventure.
The more so, because most users, who try the in-place upgrade, either do not read the pre-requisite C1. Experience with APT and the command line or ignore it or both. [1]

Re: Upgrade from Mint 18.3 to 19

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 9:14 am
by Valsodar
Pjotr wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Be smart and do a clean installation of 19.1.
Good luck with that!
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=293816

Re: Upgrade from Mint 18.3 to 19

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 9:30 am
by Moem
Valsodar wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:14 am
Good luck with that!
It's worked flawlessly for me several times, it's worked flawlessly for many people here. You should not be too quick to assume that your problem is universal. If it were, wouldn't it be all over these forums? I do, however, hope you find a fix soon!

Re: Upgrade from Mint 18.3 to 19

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 10:45 am
by Valsodar
Moem wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:30 am
If it were, wouldn't it be all over these forums?
Not many users would take the time to report any errors. When seeing such an error most users would simply go back to the distro they know and that works for them, not bothering to report anything at all.
If the problem were local, then pls explain this to me:
• how come installing 18.3 doesn't bring such errors?
• how come installing 19.0 doesn't bring such errors?
• what about the matching sha256? If the problem were caused by an unfinished download of the ISO, then the checksum wouldn't match.

Feel free to answer in my topic instead of here.

Re: Upgrade from Mint 18.3 to 19

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 10:49 am
by Pjotr
Moem wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:30 am
It's worked flawlessly for me several times
For me, too. Absolutely fine, no problems at all. Many times. :mrgreen:

Re: Upgrade from Mint 18.3 to 19

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 11:06 am
by Moem
Valsodar wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 10:45 am
Moem wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:30 am
If it were, wouldn't it be all over these forums?
Not many users would take the time to report any errors.
I must disagree. Users frequently report errors they get when trying to install Mint, install software, and do other things. The forum is full of all kinds of reported errors and problems.

Anyway, your problem and this branch of the discussion are both off topic here, so I'll leave it be.

Re: Upgrade from Mint 18.3 to 19

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 4:06 pm
by Hendrick
Because 17.3 had reached end-of-life, I decided to upgrade via the following procedure:

https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2316

I can only speak for myself when saying that everything went flawless on my 11 years (!) old system.
Minor point is that it took approx. one hour for the upgrade to finish. I was glad to see that all user
programs and settings were intact and untouched. However, I guess the upgrade did not like Grub
Optimizer, because that program was removed, lol...

Hendrick / Amsterdam

Re: Upgrade from Mint 18.3 to 19

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 10:11 pm
by majpooper
Hendrick wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 4:06 pm
Because 17.3 had reached end-of-life, I decided to upgrade via the following procedure:

https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2316

I can only speak for myself when saying that everything went flawless on my 11 years (!) old system . . . .
Hendrick / Amsterdam
Hendrick, you are a very lucky guy - it is true the upgrade from one version to the next done in place has worked for a few people. But mostly it is a disaster. The upgrades within a version seem to go flawlessly. Horror stories of upgrades between versions going bad are way more prevalent than the success stories such as yours.

I tried upgrades in place a few times when I first started with Mint and never had any success. It was an exorcise in frustration and a colossal waste of time - and in the end I still had to do a fresh install.

Re: Upgrade from Mint 18.3 to 19

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:56 am
by bobstead
WEll, thanks for all these posts. I think I'll go with the "if it's not broke don't try & fix it advice" All worked well on my HP laptop (from which I'd deleted Win10), but I'll leave the desktop machine as is as 18.3 is working well.
Ta

Re: Upgrade from Mint 18.3 to 19

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 3:16 pm
by Jonathan17
Hi - so I use 18.1 Mint and am considering moving to 19 to have the latest version. What is the process to do the fresh install? Do I delete the old version and install the new? Does anyone have a procedure they would share? Thanks.

Jon

Re: Upgrade from Mint 18.3 to 19

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 4:11 pm
by Larry78723
Jon, you should start a thread of your own rather than imposing on this thread.

Re: Upgrade from Mint 18.3 to 19

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 4:15 pm
by Jonathan17
Apologies - I will do so.