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#1 2019-10-27 21:35:33

hughparker1
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From: Scotland UK
Registered: 2017-05-12
Posts: 29  

[SOLVED] Is "Devuan GNU/Linux 1.0 (jessie)" lastest stable version?

Hi, I have been using Devuan for quite a while now and I'm running on following release....

hugh@DELL-INSP-DEVUAN:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Devuan
Description:	Devuan GNU/Linux 1.0 (jessie)
Release:	1.0
Codename:	jessie
hugh@DELL-INSP-DEVUAN:~$

Is this the lastest stable release, if not how can I upgrade?  Any advice would be appreciated.

I have tried $ sudo apt dist-upgrade but says nothing to updgrade

Last edited by hughparker1 (2019-10-29 21:16:33)

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#2 2019-10-27 22:01:49

rolfie
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Registered: 2017-11-25
Posts: 186  

Re: [SOLVED] Is "Devuan GNU/Linux 1.0 (jessie)" lastest stable version?

Read https://devuan.org/os/.

hughparker1 wrote:

I have tried $ sudo apt dist-upgrade but says nothing to updgrade

That will not help on its own.

You need to:
1.) Modify your sources list to ASCII repository
2.) apt update
3.) apt upgrade
4.) apt dist-upgrade

Search the web for instructions how to update from release to a later release.

Regards, Rolf

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#3 2019-10-27 23:43:40

Dutch_Master
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Registered: 2018-05-31
Posts: 105  

Re: [SOLVED] Is "Devuan GNU/Linux 1.0 (jessie)" lastest stable version?

Open a terminal and do the following, in this order:

sudo su
<enter your password as asked, confirm with enter, likewise the subsequent commands>
apt-get install aptitude
nano /etc/apt/sources.list
<use the arrow keys to navigate, replace all instances you find of jessie to ascii, save the file with Ctrl+o, exit with Ctrl+x>
aptitude
<this invokes the program interactively>
Press the following keys: u, Shift+u, g, g
(yes, press g twice, make sure you give the program time to finish before pressing the next key!)
The program will now update your system, this will take a fair while
When asked, press q then enter to quit aptitude.
reboot

HTH!

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#4 2019-10-28 17:20:58

hughparker1
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From: Scotland UK
Registered: 2017-05-12
Posts: 29  

Re: [SOLVED] Is "Devuan GNU/Linux 1.0 (jessie)" lastest stable version?

Hi rolfie and Dutch_Master, thanks for your replies.

I managed to update sources list and then ran the update, upgrade, dist-upgrade commands as suggested.

rebooted then ran autoremove to clean up

all working great!  thanks again for you help

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