How To Update / Upgrade Linux Mint 15 Olivia To Linux Mint 16 Petra

Hello Linux Geeksters. In this article I will show you how to update / upgrade Linux Mint 15 Olivia to Linux Mint 16 Petra, by changing the repositories and fully updating system with apt.

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Use these two oneliners to replaceraring” with “saucy” and “olivia” with “petra”, in order to get the needed repos.

$ sudo sed -i 's/raring/saucy/' /etc/apt/sources.list
$ sudo sed -i 's/olivia/petra/' /etc/apt/sources.list

Next, you have to fully update the system:

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

After this happens, your apt manager will ask you if you want to new configuration files, or you prefer to keep the old ones. I usually type Y, to accept the new files. The old ones will be in stored in the same directory as the new ones, but with the appendix .dpkg-old, so if you are not pleased with the new settings, you can restore your old ones.


$ sudo apt-get upgrade


$ sudo shutdown -r now

This is it. Enjoy.

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