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Lubuntu

I run Lubuntu on an old laptop I have, that I mostly use for watching films with Kodi. I'm not very used to Debian/Ubuntu flavours, so I'm making lots of notes.

Useful Commands

  • lsb_release -a check distro release version

Updat/grading

When there's a new proper version of the distro things get a little trickier sometimes, especially if you haven't updated in ages.

Troubles

I ran into a problem where it wouldn't update from 15.10 to 17.10 becaues for some reason it was set to only upgrade to LTS releases (fine), but I was somehow on a non-LTS! This was easy enough to change in /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades

Process

  • Getting ready / setting the table:
    1. sudo apt-get update then
    2. sudo apt-get upgrade then
    3. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to get your current version up-to-date.
    4. sudo apt-get autoremove and
    5. sudo apt-get clean to clean up a bit.
    6. sudo apt-get install update-manager-core to make sure update mechanism is up-to-date.
  • Upgrade:
    1. sudo do-release-upgrade

Mirrors

Adding these lines to /etc/apt/sources.list auto picks the closest mirrors when updating.

deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
tool/software/lubuntu.txt · Last modified: 2018/07/28 00:57 (external edit)