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About upgrade (debian 8 to 9)

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About upgrade (debian 8 to 9)


Post by Exetlaios » Sun May 12, 2019 2:41 pm


Is there an easy way to upgrade/migrate the MX (debian 8 to 9 or 9 to 10 in the future) without losing the personalization/configuration of the system, or it needs a clean/new install ?


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Re: About upgrade (debian 8 to 9)


Post by Jerry3904 » Sun May 12, 2019 3:16 pm

You can install preserving /home, which is our normal recommendation. But Xfce 4.14 is due in August and will bring a lot of config changes from switching to GTK 3 so I am not sure how well that is going to work.

In any case be sure to back up the current /home on another partition or external medium.
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Re: About upgrade (debian 8 to 9)


Post by rasat » Sun May 12, 2019 3:47 pm

Also keep an updated list of installed packages of your system.

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dpkg -l > package-list.txt

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Re: About upgrade (debian 8 to 9)


Post by Stevo » Sun May 12, 2019 4:44 pm

Aptik-GTK in the test repo can also preserve lists of installed packages, among other things.

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