How do you Update a Distro?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Brandonn2010, Nov 25, 2012.

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  1. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    Linux Mint 14 is out now. Is there anything special that needs to be done to update a Linux Mint 13 system to 14, or does it just update components from the Update Manager automatically?
     
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  3. Brandonn2010

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    Eww. That seems awfully inconvenient. Either fresh install or potentially problematic package updates...
     
  4. Kerodo

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    I'd go for a fresh install.... or just stick with 13 LTS.....
     
  5. Brandonn2010

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    Is the fresh install to upgrade one of the reasons people usually have a separate partition for Home? So they can format Root and install the new version there, with all their personal files intact?
     
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    I don't know. I always wipe everything clean and start fresh, copying my data back again from a usb drive. But I suppose that would work, yes...
     
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