Rich Mingin (PLUG) on 3 Dec 2015 07:53:20 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Linux Mint 17.3

Another agreeing/clarifying detail:

Linux Mint point releases are based off of the Ubuntu LTS point releases, and those also do not automatically upgrade. If you installed 14.04.0 back when, it's 14.04.0 still, unless you took action. You don't get updated to the 14.04.3 HWE stack unless you opt in or install using newer media.

Now, unlike Mint, 14.04.0 with all updates is identical to an updated 14.04.3 install, minus the kernel/X/etc bits that are updated. Mint chooses not to validate their new fun bits on the old kernel/stack, but that's defensible, IMO.

On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 10:26 AM, Thomas Delrue <> wrote:
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On 12/02/2015 04:06 PM, JP Vossen wrote:
> I just learned that my assumption that if I was running Linux Mint 17
> that I'd automatically get 17.1, 17.2, 17.3, etc. is wrong.  That *is*
> how Debian and Redhat work, so to my mind this violates the principle
> of least surprise, which Mint also violates by manually editing LSB
> files thus causing perpetual file conflicts on updates.  But I
> digress...
> So you have to do something like this to jump from 17.0 to 17.3:
> `for list in $(grep -lR 'qiana' /etc/apt/*list*); do echo sed -i
> 's/qiana/rosa/' $list; done`

You can also just open the Update Manager and go to the Edit menu and
select "Update to 17.[1-2] (codename)". It's pretty much as painless as
it can be made.
For more information about why Mint doesn't behave like Debian or Redhat
(partially because it *isn't* Debian nor RedHat): you can check out

It boils down to "If it ain't broke, don't fix it; upgrade because *you*
want to, not because the Distro-Team has decided you should".
I especially like that last part of the sentence: "because *you* want

That being said: the instructions above are for when you want to use
17.3 /BEFORE/ it has been released. You won't find "Update to 17.3" in
the update manager yet as it hasn't been released yet! (but you will
find 'Update to .2 or .1' if you're still on an older version)
As soon as 17.3 reaches GA, it'll pop up in the Edit menu and you can
upgrade to it from there.

As for the site being down, that still appears to be the case as of this
moment :(
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