Update debian 8

pcoeman

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Is there a safe and easy way to update/upgrade debian8.01 to the latest 8 version (8.08?) without do a complete reinstall from all the backups?

Thanks!
 

zEitEr

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Hello Patrick,

In order to upgrade Debian please use the official way from its developers using apt/apt-get, more information: https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-uptodate.en.html

There is no need to reinstall a server with Debian at all as even its major-versions can be upgraded in place.

If you complete OS major-version upgrade you might need to run (it's not required if you only upgrade 8.01 to 8.08):

Code:
cd /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild/
./build update
./build clean
./build all d
to get software compiled against newer libraries.
 

pcoeman

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Sorry for the late reply. Made a backup, did a apt-get update, most things seems to work but did a custombuild update to make sure later that night things didn't get wrong. 4 weeks later everything works still fine. Nog looking out for the deb8 to deb9 support :) Thanks for ypur reply.
 
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