How to update or upgrade iBuntu?
If you want to migrate from Catalinux to Lix Sur please see our mini-tutorial here:
If you are used to Ubuntu Systems you know already that you can perform regular software updates with their own update software or via terminal with the common commands
sudo apt update && upgrade
Also you might know that Ubuntu offers you the option to migrate your System to their next Version with their own command “do-release-upgrade”.
Well with iBuntu however, here comes the big BUT: As in Ubuntu, a normal update or upgrade of your already installed packages via the terminal wont bring you to the next Version – neither in Ubuntu or in iBuntu. And since we are using the normal Ubuntu Package-Sources, a “do-release-upgrade” won’t bring you from let’s say iBuntu 1.2 to iBuntu 1.3. No – it more likely will bring you from iBuntu 1.2 to Ubuntu 20.04 and destroy almost everything on it’s way.
So please, please with sugar on top:
Ok, that being said: What is the right way to bring iBuntu from one Version to another, getting all the cool new features each release comes with and keeping all your programs with all it’s settings at the same time?
Well, we thought long about it and we delivered: As of July 2020 we proudly present: The iBuntu Update Tool:
From Version 1.3 of iBuntu this tool will be fully integrated within our system and you can start it directly from the Launchpad:
For every Version minor 1.3 you also can benefit from this nice Tool since we offer a free download from here:
The Tool will guide you through the necessary process point-by-point with tool-tips on it’s right side and a detailed instruction what to do and when.
Like this we are pretty sure the switch to the next iBuntu Version will be without any trouble for you and even less painful than it might be with some normal Ubuntu installations (since their build-in upgrade method very often crashes the system as we found out during the development of this helpful tool)
For everybody who likes YouTube-Tutorials: We made one especially to explain you the updade-process on iBuntu with our new self-developed Update Tool. And with Alexa as Speaker-Voice – enjoy 🙂