Upgrade from 9.0.1 to 9.3 or "10" ?

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Upgrade from 9.0.1 to 9.3 or "10" ?

Postby elton-w » 2017-12-10 19:02

Debian 9.1.0 was installed for me by a "team". I am new to the OS and "taking my first steps". Today, I downloaded 9.3, but I see a "Deban 10" (of earlier date) also available.

1. Update, using: "apt-get update" ?
2. Debian 9.3 or Debian 10? :?

According to this link, "10" was available some time ago:
https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-upgrade-debian-9-stretch-to-debian-10-buster
How to upgrade Debian 9 Stretch to Debian 10 Buster 27 June 2017

So which one?

... respectfully...
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Re: Upgrade from 9.0.1 to 9.3 or "10" ?

Postby arochester » 2017-12-10 19:11

A move to Buster is not an upgrade.

Buster is Testing. A bit like a Beta. It is NOT Debian 10 yet. Not a Release Candidate. Expect some problems with it.

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apt update
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Re: Upgrade from 9.0.1 to 9.3 or "10" ?

Postby elton-w » 2017-12-10 21:29

arochester wrote:A move to Buster is not an upgrade.

Buster is Testing. A bit like a Beta. It is NOT Debian 10 yet. Not a Release Candidate. Expect some problems with it.

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apt update
apt upgrade
apt full-upgrade

Yes, I am aware of what "debian-based" means. As I suspected, Buster is s "Testng" distro ... as I suspected. Thank you for that. I'm not skilled enough / brave enough to use a "testing" channel, so I'll stick to 9.3 Stretch.

(apologies for typos: bad eyesight, lousy typist!

... cheers. :) :)
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Re: Upgrade from 9.0.1 to 9.3 or "10" ?

Postby sunrat » 2017-12-10 23:22

You do not need to download Debian 9.3 to have the updated system, it is just media which includes all the updates to make it easier for new installs. If you run the update/upgrade commands posted by arochester you will have Debian 9.3.
Read the announcement for more info:
https://www.debian.org/News/2017/2017120902
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Those who have lost data
...and those who have not lost data YET ”
Remember to BACKUP!
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Re: Upgrade from 9.0.1 to 9.3 or "10" ?

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2017-12-11 17:49

Hold on to that upgrade for now. There is a grave kernel bug on 9.3 that will crash the system. See https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=884116

How this passed for a Stable point upgrade is beyond my imagination. I literally reproduced it by opening a terminal window, typing and waiting for 5 minutes.
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Re: Upgrade from 9.0.1 to 9.3 or "10" ?

Postby elton-w » 2017-12-16 05:14

Wheelerof4te wrote:Hold on to that upgrade for now. There is a grave kernel bug on 9.3 that will crash the system. See https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=884116

How this passed for a Stable point upgrade is beyond my imagination. I literally reproduced it by opening a terminal window, typing and waiting for 5 minutes.

OK. In that case, I'll stay with 9.0.1. Thank you. :!:
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Re: Upgrade from 9.0.1 to 9.3 or "10" ?

Postby Lysander » 2017-12-23 22:54

Wheelerof4te wrote:Hold on to that upgrade for now. There is a grave kernel bug on 9.3 that will crash the system. See https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=884116

How this passed for a Stable point upgrade is beyond my imagination. I literally reproduced it by opening a terminal window, typing and waiting for 5 minutes.


They have released an update for this now.

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lysander@psychopig-xxxiii:~$ sudo apt full-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  linux-image-4.9.0-4-amd64
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 38.8 MB of archives.
After this operation, 7,168 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates/main amd64 linux-image-4.9.0-4-amd64 amd64 4.9.65-3+deb9u1 [38.8 MB]
Fetched 38.8 MB in 49s (776 kB/s)                                                                         
Reading changelogs... Done
(Reading database ... 175113 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../linux-image-4.9.0-4-amd64_4.9.65-3+deb9u1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-image-4.9.0-4-amd64 (4.9.65-3+deb9u1) over (4.9.65-3) ...
Setting up linux-image-4.9.0-4-amd64 (4.9.65-3+deb9u1) ...
/etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools:
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.9.0-4-amd64
/etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub:
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found background image: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-grub.png
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-4-amd64
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.9.0-4-amd64
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-3-amd64
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.9.0-3-amd64
Found Windows 7 on /dev/sdb1
done
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Re: Upgrade from 9.0.1 to 9.3 or "10" ?

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2017-12-24 12:36

^Great, I saw it but didn't test it out yet. I will upgrade and see if it fixes it for sure.

EDIT: I run all the tests I could think of. Typed in terminal, played HD videos, Youtube, typed in LibreOffice, Dolphin FM. Opened every program I could too see if it'll crash on strain. No crash and no flickering as of yet on KDE. So for now, I'll consider the problem fixed. Congrats to the Debian Security and Kernel teams.

EDIT2: NOPE, spoke too soon. Noticed the same left to right flicker when playing VLC just now. I think that uninstalling intel driver before I upgraded masked the problem for a couple of hours. And that's why it didn't crash, too. Oh, well there is a reliable workaround, so I'll just wait for next point release to fix it.
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