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Old 05-23-2017, 06:05 AM   #1
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Upgrade Debian Jessie to 8.8


Hello Sirs,

I have Debian Jessie 8.7 and as i see there is new release of Debian 8.8. How to upgrade my 8.7 to new one? Should i install again system or what? Please help me. Thanks in advanced. any support will be great appreciated.
 
Old 05-23-2017, 06:23 AM   #2
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Would have thought a simple system update would do it, from cli that should be:

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apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
Since this is only a minor version upgrade.
 
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Old 05-23-2017, 06:35 AM   #3
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Since this is only a minor version upgrade.
Thanks for replay friend.

Minor? is there a lot updates or advise me to do it?
 
Old 05-23-2017, 07:20 AM   #4
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most software generally goes major.minor.revision for build numbers.

Anyways more detail can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianReleases/PointReleases

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Version scheme

Previously, the initial release had r0 appended, but normally omitted: for example Debian Etch started off as 4.0r0. Point Releases increment the digit after the "r" to specify a certain revision of a release with updates included.

At Lenny's first point release, this scheme changed. A micro version number was used to indicate a point release (e.g. 5.0.1). 1

At Wheezy's first point release, this scheme changed. The minor version number is now used to indicate a point release (e.g. 7.1).23
I'd recommend staying up-to-date really, so if there are a lot of updates then I'd make sure to update it all. Unless it is an enterprise system and having an application fail needs to be carefully managed, then it shouldn't be a big issue.

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Old 05-23-2017, 08:47 AM   #5
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As other said, staying up to date is good thing for you. And you want to do next thing as root, or with sudo, whatever you use:

Code:
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
If you see message that there are some packaged held back, use after that:

Code:
apt-get dist-upgrade
followed by

Code:
apt-get autoremove
Do all 3 steps and you will be up to date. Also, it is recommended to do first step at least once per week.
 
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:43 PM   #6
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https://www.cyberciti.biz/howto/ques...heat-sheet.php helpful info to know. While that is old commands they provide similar to the now use is "apt"

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Old 05-23-2017, 04:08 PM   #7
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https://www.cyberciti.biz/howto/ques...heat-sheet.php helpful info to know. While that is old commands they provide similar to the now uses "apt"
That link has a bit misleading info about apt-get dist-upgrade, It is not usually used to upgrade from one release to other, but rather to handle situations when dependencies must be resolved in a way that will remove some packages, or install new ones. That often happens in cases of new linux kernels, xorg updates and stuff like that. Also, apt-get and friends like apt-cache and others are not just old, they are well used and well tested and very well documented. Many refuse to use newish apt, for various reasons. Those that prefer tools with some advance things that you might, or might not need, often end up using aptitude. Those that want to avoid command line, go for synaptic. Anyway, to find more of these tools, man apt-get and man apt-cache are your friend. As for examples of how to use them for various things, net is full of tutorials that quick search will provide.
 
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Official source. https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/d...todate.en.html
 
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:35 PM   #9
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If you just upgrade the packages it should stay up to date. Dist upgrade is for when testing drops down to stable.
 
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:09 AM   #10
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If you just upgrade the packages it should stay up to date. Dist upgrade is for when testing drops down to stable.
If you by dist upgrade refer to apt-get dist-upgrade, while it will be used in that case for sure, that is not quite true. Read my previous post, or even better, read manuals. There are upgrades in stable that might require apt-get dist-upgrade.
 
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:39 AM   #11
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If you by dist upgrade refer to apt-get dist-upgrade, while it will be used in that case for sure, that is not quite true. Read my previous post, or even better, read manuals. There are upgrades in stable that might require apt-get dist-upgrade.
It would be very unusual to need a dist-upgrade (or aptitude full-upgrade)to upgrade packages on a stable system.

Much more likely on testing/sid for transitions between major versions of upstream software or changes in packaging protocols for a given software.
 
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Old 05-24-2017, 03:01 AM   #12
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It would be very unusual to need a dist-upgrade (or aptitude full-upgrade)to upgrade packages on a stable system.

Much more likely on testing/sid for transitions between major versions of upstream software or changes in packaging protocols for a given software.
Unusual on stable yes, but that it is because Debian stable is very, very much stable and tested. It still can happen though. As for use on testing/unstable yes, but it is not quite just because of transition and changes of protocols, but rather because of changes in dependencies of packages. Like in cases when it must remove some packages, or to add new ones to solve dependencies. Anyway, point of my posts was not to get OP confused by name of dist-upgrade and to explain that it is not command that will get him to new distribution release, but rather keep his current one up to date, in case of need.

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Old 05-24-2017, 05:32 AM   #13
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Thanks friends for your kind supports, i appreciate that. I will do as you provided me and will inform when i be at home, i am out of city at the moment. Thanks friends.
 
Old 05-24-2017, 10:53 AM   #14
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Thanks friend for your help. I did everything and it is upgraded. u great!
 
Old 05-24-2017, 12:24 PM   #15
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I love the Documentation, personally.

https://debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/
or/and
Code:
sudo apt-get install debian-handbook
In your brower-of-choice, open the
File Menu | Open File and navigate to /usr/share/doc/debian-handbook/html/index.html

Have fun!
 
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