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GUI Upgrade to Mint 22?

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2023 4:41 pm
by asciiman
Hello-
I am just wondering will there be a way to upgrade from Mint 21 to Mint 22 through a GUI similar to the way Ubuntu does this?
I am familiar with the way Mint's Update Manager handles the in-version upgrades, but I don't think I remember Mint ever having a way to upgrade to a brand new version. But I seem to remember some chatter about doing this.

Thanks!

Allen

Re: GUI Upgrade to Mint 22?

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2023 5:11 pm
by Hoser Rob
I suspect that there will be a way to do it. And I also suspect there will be users like me saying that doing major point release upgrades via a web upgrade isn't reliable enough and a data backup and clean reinstall is much better. This is true in Ubuntu, which is Mint's code base, as well.

Re: GUI Upgrade to Mint 22?

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2023 5:22 pm
by Cyberbleuet
Normally there is an upgrade option some time after the release of a new version.
Salutation!

Re: GUI Upgrade to Mint 22?

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2023 5:23 pm
by Moem
asciiman wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 4:41 pm I don't think I remember Mint ever having a way to upgrade to a brand new version.
I do. It was from 20.3 to 21, it was new at the time, and it went fine for me; I imagine the same method will exist for 21 => 22.

Re: GUI Upgrade to Mint 22?

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2023 7:35 am
by spamegg
There is the Mint Upgrade Tool which is a GUI to do the major upgrades such as 20.3 -> 21. It's a bit weird because it has to be launched from the Terminal with sudo mintupgrade but it actually starts a GUI.

Here is an example of it: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=4571
Even though this is talking about LMDE 5->6, it's the same tool for the normal Mint versions based on Ubuntu.

Update Manager handles the minor upgrades like 21.1 -> 21.2.