How to Upgrade Linux Mint 16 (Petra) to Linux Mint 17 (Qiana)

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81 Responses

  1. Rob says:

    Thank you. Worked perfectly. I hope that http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2725 (17 qiana to 17.1 rebecca) works as well.

  2. AMG says:

    sed: can’t read /ect/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list: No such file or directory

    What went wrong?

  3. MIkem24 says:

    During upgrade – the last step…. When GRUB came up to chane or install, or to see differences, I chose “D”,
    but when I exited the editor that it started, I am unable to continue the upgrade,
    and if I run sudo apt-get upgrade -f again, it get the following:
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

    How do I continue the process ?

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Mlkem24,
      To fix such error, you need to delete the lock file with the below commands.

      $ sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/lock
      # sudo rm -rf /var/cache/apt/archives/lock
      

      Restart the machine and try again…

  4. Steve says:

    I was using mint mate petra/saucy. I thought I would upgrade to trusty because it is lts. A lot of things (mate-settings-daemon, cairo-dock,nm-applet, etc) won’t start now with the following error:
    symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0: undefined symbol: cairo_surface_set_device_scale
    Any help out there would be appreciated! Thanks

  5. Abednego says:

    Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.12-1ubuntu2) …

    (gtk-update-icon-cache:30354): GdkPixbuf-WARNING **: Cannot open pixbuf loader module file ‘/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache': No such file or directory

    This likely means that your installation is broken.
    Try running the command:

      gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders > /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache
    

    to make things work again for the time being.

    (gtk-update-icon-cache-3.0:30355): GdkPixbuf-WARNING **: Cannot open pixbuf loader module file ‘/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache': No such file or directory

    This likely means that your installation is broken.
    Try running the command

      gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders > /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache
    

    to make things work again for the time being.
    dpkg: libmatemenu: dependency problems, but removing anyway as you requested:
    mate-panel depends on libmatemenu; however:
    Package libmatemenu is to be removed.
    mate-menus depends on libmatemenu (= 1.6.0-1+petra).
    mate-control-center depends on libmatemenu; however:
    Package libmatemenu is to be removed.
    python-mate-menu depends on libmatemenu; however:
    Package libmatemenu is to be removed.

    Why? What’s wrong? :(

  6. Alvaro Garcia I. says:

    to block this line in the file sources.list, getdeb.list, official-package-repositories.list (###) with : ###deb cdrom:[Linux Mint 17 _Qiana_ – Release i386 20140530]/ trusty contrib main non-free

  7. Alvaro garcia Isordia says:

    for bloquear -file- with “deb” -sources.list, official-package-repositories.list-
    File “sources.list” :
    Only U Push It: ###

    ###deb cdrom:[Linux Mint 17 _Qiana_ – Release i386 20140530]/ trusty contrib main non-free

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