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Upgrading via apt

Hi all, just wanted to get the proper sources list for me and anyone else upgrading the apt way.

1) Update /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ raring partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ raring free non-free

2) Run 'apt-get update'
3) Run 'apt-get dist-upgrade'
Follow the instructions issued, don't worry about overwriting configuration files dpkg will keep a copy in the same directory with the string ".dpkg-old" appended to the filename
4) Run 'apt-get upgrade'
5) Reboot
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Looks good man. But its not released yet.
 
Were gonna sticky this post for later.
 
After speaking with the OPS in the IRC channel they highly recommend that you do not attempt to upgrade your distro with APT. I am going to test it anyway.
 
> cinnamon --version
Cinnamon 1.8.2

Don't really notice too much difference in Cinnamon though, seems almost the same. 
 
+Travis Reeder When it is officially released there will be no need to make any changes will there? You can just run the same commands again?
 
Yeap, commands are that same.
I tested  "apt upgrade":
12->13, 13->14, and now 14->15RC.
Works ok. But backups before are strongly recommended ;)
 
Running this now...copied my Mint 14 vm first...fingers crossed
 
Worked for me.  Upgraded my linux vm (after backing it up).  Had one freeze after the first reboot.  Never happened again after that.  The new Linux Mint is noticiably faster.
 
Now upgrading my daughters' computer from 14 to 15...fingers crossed
 
Upgrade complete.  It's a dual core, 2gig laptop.  Can't say I'm feeling the extra zippiness I saw upgrading my vm (running on a mac, quad core i7 4gram for the vm)
 
So I started having some duplicate apt repository errors and after some reading, deleting /etc/apt/sources.list fixed it. The new file is in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
 
Change the repositories, replace all “precise” with “quantal” and “maya” with “nadia”
$ sudo sed -i 's/quantal/raring/' /etc/apt/sources.list
$ sudo sed -i 's/nadia/olivia/' /etc/apt/sources.list
Update the system
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
The installing process will ask you if you want new configuration files, you should choose “Y” to accept the new files. The old configuration files will be stored in the same directory as the new ones. If you are not happy with the new settings, you can restore back to your old configuration files.
Restart the system
$ sudo shutdown -r now

http://namhuy.net/903/how-to-upgrade-linux-mint-14-to-linux-mint-15.html
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