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.

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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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8 comments… add one
  • Ivan Jan 24, 2016 @ 1:23

    Debian forever!!!

  • Jhan Jan 24, 2016 @ 13:14

    Thanks!

  • Hermann TIOFOUE Jan 25, 2016 @ 4:39

    J’adore ce système d’exploitation.

  • Eyemaster Jan 26, 2016 @ 0:29

    Thanks for sharing! Debian rules!

  • majk Jan 26, 2016 @ 9:51

    I wonder… If you have security updates installed, does it still need reboot? AFAIK only kernel update here needs reboot here, other services can be restarted/reloaded (along with systemd) and dosen’t require system rebooting. Or am I missing somethin? xP

  • Prashant Thorat Sep 14, 2016 @ 18:54

    Hello Cyberciti,

    Is there any issue if i upgrade my debian 8.2 to 8.3 without taking any backup?
    Or is it affect our previous webserver/application configuration?

    • 🐧 Vivek Gite Sep 15, 2016 @ 17:58

      Make a backup first. Config files remains same.

  • Prashant Nov 15, 2016 @ 13:42

    Hello,

    What if i run apt-get upgrade command instead of apt-get dist-upgrade?

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