Some more upgrade questions

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Some more upgrade questions

Postby tagal4 » 2018-08-16 07:02

I recently upgraded from Jessie to Stretch but my desktop still says Debian 8; is this anything to be concerned about? My /etc/apt/sources.list file is as follows:

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 8 _Jessie_ - Official Snapshot amd64 LIVE/INSTALL Binary 20150908-21:51]/ stretch main

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 8 _Jessie_ - Official Snapshot amd64 LIVE/INSTALL Binary 20150908-21:51]/ stretch main

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main

deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main

# stretch-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main

To my limited computer knowledge this looks like I'm now running Stretch and my upgrade was successful. I'm sorry if this is a dumb question but I I've Googled and Googled this but can't find any answers to this.
Another question I have is Ristretto Image viewer not available on Stretch, because I lost this when I upgraded? I've tried installing this in the terminal and it says I already have it, but it's nowhere to be found on my computer. I really miss Ristretto and would like to have it or something similar like it back again (i.e. a viewer where I can scroll thru pictures all at once without having to open each file, and one where you can blow up pictures incrementally). Image Magic is the only viewer I have now and I really hate it.

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Some more upgrade questions

Postby arochester » 2018-08-16 08:10

1) Your sources list is fine.

As long as you only want the "main" elements and not the "contrib" and "non-free" https://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList

Unless you are a computer whizz and need the source code you can # out the lines beginning deb-src

2) Have you updated and upgraded?

Have you just tried to run Ristretto inputting into a Terminal: ristretto
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Re: Some more upgrade questions

Postby Dai_trying » 2018-08-16 08:30

I'm not sure what you mean by "my desktop still says Debian 8", if it is a desktop wallpaper then that will not change unless you make it.

You can check your actual version by issuing the following in a terminal

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hostnamectl

this will give you some system information including Debian version. Or you could use

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hostnamectl | grep System

to just give you the Debian version

Regarding Ristretto, if it works from the terminal you could create your own application launcher if the original one has disappeared, although I would imagine that if you un-install it and then re-install it you would probably get the menu option back again without doing much else.
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Re: Some more upgrade questions

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-08-16 10:06

Have you done
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apt dist-upgrade

after just upgrade?
You need to provide details on how you upgraded your system. There is upgrade guide, which outlines how to upgrade clearly:
https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/ ... ading.html
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Re: Some more upgrade questions

Postby tagal4 » 2018-08-16 19:08

Yes, I did what I thought was the complete system upgrade, carefully following the directions in the Debian online manual.
According to the commands suggested above that I put in the terminal my operating system is still Debian 8 Jessie. I don't know why my sources lists say Debian Stretch though. There must be a step I needed to do that isn't mentioned in the manual (if in fact I am still running Jessie). That's the problem with people that write Linux instructions they have a tendency to leave out steps because they assume you know to do them - at least that's been my experience. For an older person that didn't grow up with computers this is very frustrating.
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Re: Some more upgrade questions

Postby cronoik » 2018-08-17 17:30

Please post the output of:
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apt-cache policy

Did you run
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apt-get update

before the apt-get dist-upgrade?
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