Thomas Delrue on 9 Dec 2015 15:55:07 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Linux Mint 17.3

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You get the usual wizard and you have to then explicitly check a box
that says "Do It!" before it will actually do the upgrade. You can look
at release notes and changelogs in that wizard.

I just completed the process in about 9min (includes 2 reboots one of
which was because of the installation of a new kernel [3.19])
Very painless and straightforward!

On 12/09/2015 06:15 PM, Eugene Smiley wrote:
> Nice. Thanks for the heads up.
> When you click Upgrade does it give any warnings about what actions
> it is about to take or does it just go straight into the upgrade
> process?
> On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 1:35 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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