revert an upgrade?

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Apr 26 13:34:35 UTC 2014

On 26 April 2014 14:21, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
> On 26 April 2014 13:48, Karl Auer <kauer at> wrote:
>> kauer at karl:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
>> [sudo] password for kauer:
>> [...apt-get update output snipped...]
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree
>> Reading state information... Done
>> Calculating upgrade... Done
>> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> I fear it's the time to say:
> Backup any stuff, reinstall a fresh copy over the top, hope it can
> pick up and preserve your settings.

Just to amplify that a bit, in case you do not know how.  If you boot
off the install DVD and select 'something else' or whatever the option
to setup the partitions is called now, and select the partition to be
installed into but do *not* select Format for that partition then it
will reinstall the system but will leave you home directories as they
are, so you will not loose your settings.  You will still have to
re-install any apps you have installed however.

As Liam said, make sure you have a good backup first. In fact
hopefully you have done that already.


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