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    Phoronix: Linux Mint 19 Officially Released With Cinnamon, MATE & Xfce Editions

    The Linux Mint crew has delivered on their goal of shipping Linux Mint 19 "Tara" in June...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...nt-19-Released

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    Can I upgrade without reinstalling?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dukenukemx View Post
      Can I upgrade without reinstalling?
      Yes, but for now only manually. For that just change the repository settings in the apt list file "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list". For the Ubuntu sources you need to change xenial to bionic and for the Linux Mint sources sylvia to tara. Then do a sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade.

      Any PPAs should be disabled/deinstalled before.

      At some point later, the Linux Mint team will also provide an upgrade option in the update manager, if testing the upgrade works out.

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      • #4
        Typo:

        Originally posted by phoronix View Post
        HiDIP

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TuxTuxTux View Post

          Yes, but for now only manually. For that just change the repository settings in the apt list file "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list". For the Ubuntu sources you need to change xenial to bionic and for the Linux Mint sources sylvia to tara. Then do a sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade.

          Any PPAs should be disabled/deinstalled before.

          At some point later, the Linux Mint team will also provide an upgrade option in the update manager, if testing the upgrade works out.
          Sounds risky. @Dukenukemx, I'd be sure to have a backup of important data first. A lot of things can break when manually doing a blind update with apt. At least, I've broken a lot of systems when doing a manual full upgrade with apt.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TuxTuxTux View Post

            Yes, but for now only manually. For that just change the repository settings in the apt list file "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list". For the Ubuntu sources you need to change xenial to bionic and for the Linux Mint sources sylvia to tara. Then do a sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade.

            Any PPAs should be disabled/deinstalled before.

            At some point later, the Linux Mint team will also provide an upgrade option in the update manager, if testing the upgrade works out.
            Excellent thanks.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by AndyChow View Post

              Sounds risky. @Dukenukemx, I'd be sure to have a backup of important data first. A lot of things can break when manually doing a blind update with apt. At least, I've broken a lot of systems when doing a manual full upgrade with apt.
              That's my plan. My HTPC which is like the main PC in my home will probably get a clean reinstall. I've done too many stupid things to it and I feel it needs a clean reinstall. But I've got a lot of other Linux Mint machines around my home too that need to upgrade.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dukenukemx View Post
                Can I upgrade without reinstalling?
                I don't recommend it at all, you will, and I repeat you will experience some serious wonkyness. I stopped trying that several years ago, and on more than one distro. Your current install will be like a drugged chimpanzee pulling all the wrong bananas. Always do a fresh install of a new version of a distribution. What will happen is stuff won't be normal no stuff wont be normal. Your current install is acres of banana trees pristine.. banana trees. After your upgrade from your current install you will go to get a banana, but instead a chimpanzee will hand you what looks like a banana but is actually yellow painted turd.
                Last edited by creative; 29 June 2018, 09:05 PM. Reason: stay away from chimpanzees
                Manjaro: R7 5800X, 32GB DDR4 3200, GTX 1070

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dukenukemx View Post

                  That's my plan. My HTPC which is like the main PC in my home will probably get a clean reinstall. I've done too many stupid things to it and I feel it needs a clean reinstall. But I've got a lot of other Linux Mint machines around my home too that need to upgrade.
                  Already decided, good. Saving yourself some annoyance.
                  Manjaro: R7 5800X, 32GB DDR4 3200, GTX 1070

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TuxTuxTux View Post

                    Yes, but for now only manually. For that just change the repository settings in the apt list file "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list". For the Ubuntu sources you need to change xenial to bionic and for the Linux Mint sources sylvia to tara. Then do a sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade.

                    Any PPAs should be disabled/deinstalled before.

                    At some point later, the Linux Mint team will also provide an upgrade option in the update manager, if testing the upgrade works out.
                    Don't do this. There is a lot more to the upgrade than just changing ppa's. Most notably is the Display Manager change. If you follow this instruction you will most likely end up with a very broken environment.

                    Wait a couple of days and wait for the upgrade instructions.

                    To answer you original question. Yes there will be a properly documented upgrade method very soon. If it's not there already.

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