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Month: May 2014

Re: [trinity-users] Most simple way to upgrade Trinity

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2014 08:23:35 -0800
On Sunday 25 May 2014 05:40:36 you wrote:
> On 25/05/14 13:14, Michele Calgaro wrote:
> >> Time to upgrade my main Wheezy install to R14. This went simply,
> >> flawlessly and quickly:
> >
> > Thanks David,
> > this is a very useful email.
> > I think it will be an excellent starting point for a wiki page
> > about 'how to upgrade to v14.0.0'.
> >
> > Cheers
> >    Michele
> Pleased to help, since Debian is my OS of choice and TDE my DE of
> choice.
> Some will disagree. The issue of major upgrades in X has been
> thrashed 1001 times. My suggestions are based on experience of
> maintaining all flavours of Debian since Sarge (and the mistakes
> learned!)
> Another observation: If you use another DE (I use also xfce),
> post-upgrade you might want to run "update-alternatives --all" to
> make sure everything is how you want it. Here xfce had taken over a
> few (e.g. x-terminal-emulator). Available choices are mostly obvious
> and simple to adjust.
> hal-trinity libqt3-mt were marked as "automatically installed and are
> no longer required" Can someone please confirm they can be safely
> purged?

Debian Squeeze LTS:
apt-get -s purge   libqt3-mt: 
The following packages will be REMOVED:
 basket-kontact-integration-trinity* kdepim-trinity* kleopatra-trinity* 
kmail-trinity* kmailcvt-trinity*   kontact-trinity* libavahi-qt3-1* 
libdbus-qt-1-1c2* libpoppler-qt2* libqt-perl* libqt3-mt* pinentry-qt* 
qca-tls*   tdepim-trinity*

 libavahi-qt3-1 unused removed.

> Someone else did mention what I forgot: do a backup before any major
> upgrade!
> David

I do not normally upgrade from an X session, should this be the Trinity 
position ? I have not, probably will not, test  gui package managers, 
though asking users to exit X  (ctl+alt+F?), stoping the X session, 
seems iffy for most folks I know. 

For those who boot to a grub screen selecting the 'recovery mode' is a 
good option for using the cli to upgrade. I was suprised how well my 
upgrade went using a terminal my TDE DE, lucky or a viable option?

1. click on the Konsole icon