How to upgrade from Trisquel 8 to Trisquel 9

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lcotton
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Hi

Could someone tell me how best to upgrade from Trisquel 8 to Trisquel 9.

Do I have to download the iso and install from scratch or is there a way upgrade it from within Trisquel iteslf ?

Magic Banana

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You can upgrade from Trisquel 8. I did so yesterday.

According to quidam (Trisquel's leader), executing 'sudo do-release-upgrade' in a terminal should be enough: https://trisquel.info/forum/trisquel-90-etiona-out#comment-152945

However, as I replied, I actually had to execute 'sudo do-release-upgrade -d': https://trisquel.info/forum/trisquel-90-etiona-out#comment-153383

Also, the "Update Manager" should propose the update, I believe. On my system, it was not. And on yours?

PrimeOrdeal
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Presumably it would be a good idea to backup any data first... (just repeating some good advice read elsewhere)

lcotton
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Thank you for the reply.

I will give do-release-upgrade a go, but first yes I think I better do a backup.

My Update Manager has not proposed the update as yet, and in general when I have tried to use it it has not worked.

lcotton
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Hi

Finally got round to giving this a go, but when I attempt to run:
$ sudo do-release-upgrade
(or sudo do-release-upgrade -d)

I get the following error (it's not a network connection issue):

...
Get:2 https://archive.trisquel.info/trisquel etiona-security/main amd64 Packages [1,526 kB]
Get:3 http://archive.trisquel.info/trisquel etiona-security/main i386 Packages [1,521 kB]
Get:4 https://archive.trisquel.info/trisquel etiona-security/main i386 Packages [1,521 kB]
Fetched 6,093 kB in 0s (0 B/s)

Error during update

A problem occurred during the update. This is usually some sort of
network problem, please check your network connection and retry.

E:Failed to stat
/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.trisquel.info_trisquel_dists_etiona-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages
- pkgAcqTransactionItem::TransactionState-stat (2: No such file or
directory), E:Failed to stat
/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.trisquel.info_trisquel_dists_etiona-security_main_binary-i386_Packages
- pkgAcqTransactionItem::TransactionState-stat (2: No such file or
directory)

Restoring original system state

Aborting
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
=== Command detached from window (Wed Dec 30 17:08:39 2020) ===
=== Command terminated with exit status 1 (Wed Dec 30 17:08:49 2020) ===

Before I give uo and re-install from scratch has anyone seen that before, or know what might be happening here ?

Magic Banana

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Try:
$ sudo sed -i s/flidas/etiona/ /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade

lcotton
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Joined: 10/27/2018

That seems to have worked.

Thank you

Mr. P
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Hi!!
Maybe, a stupid question.... :-) If I upgrade my T8 to T9, my desktop layout/appareance remain the same than now??
Bacause I have personalized it so much (panel/menus/Apps/launcher/color/etc...), and don't want lost nothing of that. I wanna try to do it using Update Manager.