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Debian Linux 8.3 “jessie” released and here is how to upgrade it from 8.2 to 8.3

Debian 8.3 Desktop (click to enlarge)

 

The Debian GNU/Linux project has released an updated version of its stable distribution Debian 8 (“jessie”). You must update to get corrections for security problem as this version made a few adjustments for the serious issue found in Debian 8.2.

How do I upgrade from Debian 8.2 to 8.3?

From the announcement page:

Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won’t have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update.

New installation media and CD and DVD images containing updated packages will be available soon at the regular locations.

Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won’t have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update.

New installation media and CD and DVD images containing updated packages will be available soon at the regular locations.

Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the aptitude (or apt) package tool (see the sources.list(5) manual page) to one of Debian’s many FTP or HTTP mirrors.

Procedure: Upgrade Debian 8 from version 8.2 to 8.3

The procedure is as follows. First, note down the current version:
$ uname -mrs
$ lsb_release -a

Type the following apt-get commands to upgrade:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Finally reboot the system:
$ sudo reboot
Verify that upgrade went smoothly:
$ uname -mrs
$ lsb_release -a
$ dmesg | egrep -i 'err|warn|critical'
$ sudo tail -f /var/log/myapp

Sample outputs:

Debian 8.3 Desktop (click to enlarge)

Debian 8.3 Desktop (click to enlarge)


This stable update added important package corrections and security enhancements to the system. Happy upgrades!

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