In this article we'll see how to upgrade Xubuntu 12.10 to Xubuntu 13.04, using both a graphical method and a command line method.
But first there's a few thing to bear in mind:
- Backup your files.
- The upgrade might take some time, so be patient.
- If you added PPAs manually they'll be disabled. If they support 13.04 you can enable them again later.
Upgrade from Software Updater
Open "Update Manager" (Applications Menu > Settings Manager > Software Updater). On the dialog presented to you (similar to the image above) click the "Upgrade" button next to the message that is saying that a new Xubuntu version is available. Then follow the instructions presented to you.
Note: If during the installation you are given a list of services that should be stopped/restarted, for each service run this command (replace
SERVICE_NAME with the service name from the list):
sudo service SERVICE_NAME restart
Upgrade from terminal
Open a terminal window and run the command below. Then follow the instructions presented by the command.