Upgrading

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BigBanes
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Upgrading

Post by BigBanes » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:34 pm

I'm trying to upgrade from Mint 18.3 to the next highest one but the "mintupgrade check" doesn't appear to work when I put it into the terminal

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Re: Upgrading

Post by jimallyn » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:51 pm

There will be a way to upgrade from 18.3 to 19, but not until the final release of 19. Several people have posted a way they managed to upgrade from 18.3 to 19 Beta, but I wouldn't do it. Either install the Beta release, or wait until Mint releases the official procedure to upgrade to 19 final.
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Re: Upgrading

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:59 am

Mint 19 is still beta, which by definition means buggy, unsupported, and lacking many packages available in 18.3. So unless you have very new bleeding edge hardware that needs drivers too new for 18.3, I'd seriously consider waiting for the official, stable release of 19.

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Re: Upgrading

Post by Pierre » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:03 am

my suggestion is only change within a series:
- - 17.1 - 17.2 - 17.3
- - 18.1 - 18.2 - 18.3

but do use a Clean Install to change the series:
- - 17x - 18x
- - 18x - 19x

as that does seem to generate less issues, in the long run.
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