Steps to upgrade your Debian Linux 10.x system. Debian Linux is a popular Linux distribution known for its stability, security, and open-source nature. The latest version of Debian Linux, Debian 10.x, was released recently, and it comes with many new features and improvements. In this guide, we will show you how to upgrade your Debian Linux 10.x system to the latest version.
Before we begin, ensure that you have the following prerequisites:
- A Debian Linux 10.x system
- Root access to your system
- An internet connection
Step 1: Update the System
The first step in upgrading your Debian Linux system is to update the system to the latest version. To do this, run the following commands:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
These commands update the system and upgrade the installed packages to the latest version.
Step 2: Update the Release Files
Once the system is updated, the next step is to update the release files. To do this, run the following command:
sudo sed -i 's/buster/bullseye/g' /etc/apt/sources.list
This command replaces the “buster” release name with “bullseye” in the sources.list file, which is used to download and install packages.
Step 3: Update the Package List
After updating the release files, run the following command to update the package list:
sudo apt update
This command downloads the package list for the new release.
Step 4: Upgrade the System
Finally, run the following command to upgrade the system to the latest version:
sudo apt full-upgrade
This command upgrades the installed packages to the latest version, including any new packages that may be required.
Step 5: Verify the Upgrade
To verify that the system is upgraded, run the following command:
This command displays the current Debian Linux version. If the version is updated to the latest version, then the upgrade is successful.
In this guide, we’ve shown you how to upgrade your Debian Linux 10.x system to the latest version. With these simple steps, you can enjoy the new features and improvements of the latest version of Debian Linux. Keep your system up-to-date to ensure the best performance, security, and stability.