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upgrading versions

Postby forumisto » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:04 am

Hello

I installed a Mint-Lisa, then I upgraded to Mint-Katya, both based in gnome2
In Lisa version exists gnome3 and mate, is a good idea to upgrade my computer to Lisa? Will it works fine?

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Re: upgrading versions

Postby veggen » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:45 am

When you say "upgrade", do you mean you do the actual package updates or do you install the new OS from scratch? Doing the former between versions with such huge difference, while in theory should work, sounds like a pretty bad idea to me. If you're thinking about installing from scratch, just try it from the live disk first and see how it works for you.

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Re: upgrading versions

Postby forumisto » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:00 am

I modified the /etc/apt/sources.list file, then
apt-get update and
apt-get upgrade

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Re: upgrading versions

Postby veggen » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:09 pm

Ok, that's what I thought. I really wouldn't recommend trying to upgrade further. Gnome 3 and Gnome 2 can not exist together, and it's hard to say in what state your system would end up. I'd backup everything of relevance, and install Mint 14 from scratch. Or not touch anything at all, depending on your reasons for upgrading.


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