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MX-17 to MX-18 update testing

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MX-17 to MX-18 update testing

#1 Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:27 am

Since debian stretch base hasn't changed, existing MX-17 users will automatically receive packages that are currently included in the MX-18 beta 1 iso.

We would like to get some early testing and feedback on the updates. Here's how you can enable those updates early and help us out!

1. Enable the dev repo: create a file called /etc/apt/sources.list.d/devrepo.list

2. include these contents in that file

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deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/testrepo/  mx18  dev
3. run the following:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
And that's it!

Here are some other details.

1. the kernel will not auto-update. Once we near release, we will have a new kernel entry in MX-PackageInstaller->Popular Apps=>Kernels with the new kernel.

2. your home folder will not be touched during the update. No xfce settings should be changed by the update, so things like wallpapers and theme selections should not change.

3. You can use the MX-Tweak "reset defaults" options to pull in the new thunar custom right-click menu actions and the new lightdm greeter configuration, if you desire.


Those running the current MX Beta 1 can also enable the devrepo to enable installation nvidia drivers via the nvidia-driver tool.


The plan is that all packages in the devrepo will move to our main repo before final release of the MX-18 iso.
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Re: MX-17 to MX-18 update testing

#2 Post by Raitsa » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:50 am

All good here after the upgrade:

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Re: MX-17 to MX-18 update testing

#3 Post by richb » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:34 am

Upgrade from 17.1 ran smoothly, no issues with the result.
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Re: MX-17 to MX-18 update testing

#4 Post by male » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:26 am

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inxi -S
System:    Host: mx Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 
           Distro: MX-18_x64 Continuum March 14  2018 
No problems detected so far ;)
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Re: MX-17 to MX-18 update testing

#5 Post by Redacted » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:41 am

Got ton of updates, but still shows

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 inxi -S
System:    Host: lenovo-mx Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 
           Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon March 14  2018
MX 17.1

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Re: MX-17 to MX-18 update testing

#6 Post by asqwerth » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:44 am

Redacted wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:41 am
Got ton of updates, but still shows

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 inxi -S
System:    Host: lenovo-mx Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 
           Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon March 14  2018
That's strange.

Mine changed to "Continuum" after updating.
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Re: MX-17 to MX-18 update testing

#7 Post by Adrian » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:47 am

Things worked fine here, but I don't use Nvidia so I cannot really report on that update.

Q: After the update should people remove or keep the dev repo enabled? I don't think we'll add stuff to dev repo, right?

EDIT, the release name shows correctly for me (maybe it needs a reboot)

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Distro: MX-18_x64 Continuum March 14  2018 

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Re: MX-17 to MX-18 update testing

#8 Post by richb » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:49 am

Mine shows as MX-17.b3_x64 Continuum November 29 2017. That is weird.
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Re: MX-17 to MX-18 update testing

#9 Post by Redacted » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:58 am

I did a sudo updatedb and rebooted.
I chose to keep something the same during the update - don't remember what it was. :bagoverhead:
That could be the reason.
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Re: MX-17 to MX-18 update testing

#10 Post by chrispop99 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:00 pm

Update completed successfully:

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chris@mx17-18test:~/Desktop
$ inxi -S
System:    Host: mx17-18test Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 
           Distro: MX-18_x64 Continuum March 14  2018 
Only anomaly is the date.

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