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Mint 11 upgrade feature

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:08 am
by tatsujin79
Just kinda curious and i didn't see this in the forums already. Does anyone know if katya will have the same type of "upgrade from cd" feature that ubuntu has in 11.4? I tried it on natty alpha 3 and it was ok, but 3 out of the 6 times i tried it (different machines) it failed. Nice feature tho and was just curious, thanks

Re: Mint 11 upgrade feature

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:03 am
by vincent
The Mint devs strongly discourage upgrades between releases (even though it's simple enough to edit your sources.list to point to the new release's repos and run a dist-upgrade...I don't see the point of having an upgrade from CD option, really), so I doubt there will be any sort of official upgrade feature. Anyone who wants to upgrade to Mint 11 will be pointed to this tutorial on the Community website:

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2

Re: Mint 11 upgrade feature

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:55 am
by tatsujin79
vincent wrote:The Mint devs strongly discourage upgrades between releases (even though it's simple enough to edit your sources.list to point to the new release's repos and run a dist-upgrade...I don't see the point of having an upgrade from CD option, really), so I doubt there will be any sort of official upgrade feature. Anyone who wants to upgrade to Mint 11 will be pointed to this tutorial on the Community website:

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2

I understand its discouraged and like i said i was just curious. I upgraded from 9 - 10 earlier today by adjusting my sources.list so i'ts not an issue for me at all, just you know, wondering. But i guess its not likely taking the stance on upgrading. Thanks

Re: Mint 11 upgrade feature

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:47 am
by craig10x
If you go LMDE,, then you will automatically get newer versions of Mint, including whatever new features Mint 11 brings forth...It comes to you....no re-install or upgrading that might break your system, necessary... :)

Re: Mint 11 upgrade feature

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:50 pm
by tatsujin79
craig10x wrote:If you go LMDE,, then you will automatically get newer versions of Mint, including whatever new features Mint 11 brings forth...It comes to you....no re-install or upgrading that might break your system, necessary... :)
I was running lmde originally before going to Arch. As I said its not an issue for me i always just do an apt style upgrade anyhow.

Re: Mint 11 upgrade feature

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:59 pm
by dentex
this is from the "get Ubuntu 11.04 beta" page:
To upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2, type in "update-manager -d" (without the quotes), and press Enter. Update Manager will open up and display the message, "New distribution release '11.04' is available." Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.
does anyone know if this will be possible with Mint from 10 to 11 too?

ciao.

Re: Mint 11 upgrade feature

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:16 pm
by vincent
dentex wrote:this is from the "get Ubuntu 11.04 beta" page:
To upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2, type in "update-manager -d" (without the quotes), and press Enter. Update Manager will open up and display the message, "New distribution release '11.04' is available." Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.
does anyone know if this will be possible with Mint from 10 to 11 too?

ciao.
No, because Mint uses its own branded mintUpdate tool, not Ubuntu's update-manager. If you want to do an in-place upgrade to Mint 11, just modify your sources.list to point to katya/natty repositories and run a dist-upgrade.

Re: Mint 11 upgrade feature

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:09 am
by dentex
vincent wrote: If you want to do an in-place upgrade to Mint 11, just modify your sources.list to point to katya/natty repositories and run a dist-upgrade.
OK, this is what I've done before. I didn't know that the ubuntu method was so different.
Thanks for answering, have a nice day.

Re: Mint 11 upgrade feature

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:15 pm
by vincent
Ubuntu's method is the same (it uses APT as well), but they provide a graphical interface to manage the dist-upgrade.

Re: Mint 11 upgrade feature

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:47 pm
by dentex
ok, thanks.

Re: Mint 11 upgrade feature

Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 9:55 pm
by MSXManiac
Well!
I updated Minto10 to Mint11 and MintMenu no longer works.
How I do fix this?

Re: Mint 11 upgrade feature

Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 5:44 am
by Stosskraft
I am having alot of trouble with MINT 11 http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=73612

Maybe I should try an upgrade from the sources list?