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Update Mint 17 Cinnamon to 17.1 (RC)

Mint 17.1 (Rebecca), is still based on 14.04 LTS release (14.04.1 LTS, Trusty Tahr) so update process only concern Mint own packages.

Backup source (Qiana)

sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list  /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list.bak

Change Mint source to Rebecca

sudo sed -i 's/qiana/rebecca/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list

Update distro

Be sure to use Mint main US site (http://packages.linuxmint.com). Mirrors sites may not be up to date and you may ruin your update

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get upgrade

### Restart system

Check 17.1 has been installed, issue :

cat /etc/issue

You should see :

Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca \n \l

Second look in lsb-release

cat /etc/lsb-release

You should see :

DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=17.1
DISTRIB_CODENAME=rebecca
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca"

Kernel (uname -a)

Linux xxxxxxx 3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:28:38 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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commented Nov 17, 2014

Is it recommended or useless to deactivate the other sources (like ppa)?

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commented Nov 17, 2014

You mean sudo cat /etc/lsb-release instead of sudo cat /etc/lsb_release, isn't it?

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commented Nov 18, 2014

You're right cat /etc/lsb-release

Well, Mint 17.1 is 14.04 LTS based so others sources are not rebecca (17.1) but Ubuntu roots based, and I think they don't need to be disabled

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commented Nov 18, 2014

I asked if this process is fine on Mint Team Blog

http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2014/11/cinnamon-2-4/#comment-148887

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commented Nov 26, 2014

Hi Henri, according to Clem you should check that mint-meta-cinnamon is installed (http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2703#comment-112505). I've done the same previous week and added mint-meta-cinnamon (it was not installed) and everything worked smoothly.

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