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Old 02-21-2019, 01:53 PM   #1
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What is terminal command for the distribution upgrade from Xubuntu 16.04LTS to Xubuntu 18.04LTS?


That's it. I'm following advice I got here to try the upgrade and then if there are problems, to do a clean install. But I need the terminal command for the distribution upgrade from Xubuntu 16.04LTS to Xubuntu 18.04LTS. Thanks.
 
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Change the repositories in apt.list then go to a a yerminal usig something like Ctrl + Alt + F1" then apt update and apt dist-upgrade. Expect it to fail in many ways and have to spend a few hours reinstalling things afterwards.
 
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Change the repositories in apt.list then go to a a yerminal usig something like Ctrl + Alt + F1" then apt update and apt dist-upgrade. Expect it to fail in many ways and have to spend a few hours reinstalling things afterwards.
That's not how Canonical recommend you do it now. There is a tool called do-release-upgrade.

Although linked to a specific provider, these seem reasonable instructions. Just ignore the SSH info.

https://www.digitalocean.com/communi...o-ubuntu-18-04
 
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It's been a few years since I used Xubuntu, but I think this should work:

Code:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo apt install update-manager-core
sudo do-release-upgrade
 
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:05 PM   #5
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Change the repositories in apt.list then go to a a yerminal usig something like Ctrl + Alt + F1" then apt update and apt dist-upgrade. Expect it to fail in many ways and have to spend a few hours reinstalling things afterwards.
Thanks 273.
 
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That's not how Canonical recommend you do it now. There is a tool called do-release-upgrade.

Although linked to a specific provider, these seem reasonable instructions. Just ignore the SSH info.

https://www.digitalocean.com/communi...o-ubuntu-18-04
Hi hydrurga. Wow, I'm a little flummoxed after reading that link. Especially considering that I'm still getting the window with regular Xubuntu software updates asking if I want to upgrade to 18.04lts right there and then. And is it safe to say your link would work for Xubuntu too? Honestly, if it's that complicated, I might as well to a fresh install.
 
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It's been a few years since I used Xubuntu, but I think this should work:

Code:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo apt install update-manager-core
sudo do-release-upgrade
Thanks snowpine. That makes it seem a lot more simple.
 
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Hi hydrurga. Wow, I'm a little flummoxed after reading that link. Especially considering that I'm still getting the window with regular Xubuntu software updates asking if I want to upgrade to 18.04lts right there and then. And is it safe to say your link would work for Xubuntu too? Honestly, if it's that complicated, I might as well to a fresh install.
Yes it would work for any Ubuntu flavour. Sorry, I assumed that you would want some instructions that showed you what the output was during the process so that you would know you were heading along the right path as you went along. I thought the instructions were pretty easy. My apologies. snowpine's instructions should see you ok. Hope it all goes well.
 
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Yes it would work for any Ubuntu flavour. Sorry, I assumed that you would want some instructions that showed you what the output was during the process so that you would know you were heading along the right path as you went along. I thought the instructions were pretty easy. My apologies. snowpine's instructions should see you ok. Hope it all goes well.
No, I'm glad I've got that. Thanks. I will use it.
 
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No, I'm glad I've got that. Thanks. I will use it.
Let us know how you get on Gregg, and if you have any questions or hiccups.
 
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