JP Vossen on 9 Dec 2015 13:54:35 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Linux Mint 17.3

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Yup, it's officially ready for upgrades now per

Official releases:


On 12/09/2015 04:35 PM, Thomas Delrue wrote:
> And speaking of which, look what just popped up after
> mint-upgrade-info was apt-get upgraded to 1.0.4 (see attached: mint
> 17.3.png)
> On 12/03/2015 10:26 AM, Thomas Delrue wrote:
>> 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 to."
>> 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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