How To Easily Upgrade To OpenMandriva Lx 2014 Via Command-Line

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, OpenMandriva Lx 2014 has been recently released, being available as both desktop and server version.

While the development of Mandriva has been dropped, there still are two populr Mandriva forks: Mageia and OpenMandriva.

OpenMandriva LX 2014.0 is powered by an optimized version of Kernel 3.13.11 (nqjQL 3.13.11), uses KDE 4.12.4 as the default desktop environment, having Homerun as the default launcher, comes with X.org 1.15.1, LibreOffice 4.2.3, Firefox 29 with Australis, Oracle Java 7 and support for UEFI, among other improvements brought to the previous version.

How To Easily Upgrade To OpenMandriva Lx 2014 Via Command-Line

In this article I will show you how to easily upgrade your OpenMandriva system to OpenMandriva Lx 2014, via the command-line interface.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to upgrade to OpenMandriva Lx 2014, on 32 bit systems:

# urpmi.removemedia -a
# urpmi.addmedia --distrib --mirrorlist 'http://downloads.openmandriva.org/mirrors/openmandriva.2014.0.i586.list'
# urpmi --auto --auto-select --replacefiles 2>&1 | tee /root/upgrade.log

How to upgrade to OpenMandriva Lx 2014, on 64 bit systems:

# urpmi.removemedia -a
# urpmi.addmedia --distrib --mirrorlist 'http://downloads.openmandriva.org/mirrors/openmandriva.2014.0.x86_64.list'
# urpmi --auto --auto-select --replacefiles 2>&1 | tee /root/upgrade.log

If you are new to OpenMandriva, but used to the Ubuntu and Debian’ APT’ package manager or Fedora’s yum, see this article.

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