Ubuntu upgrade 15.04 Vivid Vervet to 15.10 Wily Werewolf

Canonical announced the stable release of Ubuntu 15.10 on October 22nd 2015 and the new project code name is Wily Werewolf, which will be supported for the next 9 months. Ubuntu 15.10 ships with 4.2 kernel and gcc 5.2.1. All core packages, applications and software’s upgraded to latest version and there is no major issues on this release. Many of these packages came from an automatic sync from Debian’s unstable branch; others have been explicitly pulled in for Ubuntu 15.10.

What’s new in Ubuntu 15.10

  • Linux kernel 4.2
  • Raspberry Pi 2 added into official archive
  • Unity has had many bugs fixed and new features added
  • Firefox is updated to version 41
  • Chromium is updated to version 45.
  • Gnome 3.16
  • Blueman 2.0
  • Support for the new Steam Controller
  • LibreOffice 5.0.2
  • gcc 5.2.1
  • gimp 2.8.14
  • inkscape 0.91
  • httpd 2.4.17
  • MySQL 5.7.9
  • Openssl 1.0.2d
  • php 5.6.14
  • perl 5.22.0
  • python 2.7.9
  • qt 5.4.1
  • For more details

Note : 1) Don’t forget to take backup of your important/valuable data. If something goes wrong we will install freshly and restore the data.
2) Upgrade will take time based on your Internet connection

1) Checking the current version of my Desktop

See my current desktop version in the below snapshot.
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2) Run the upgrade from 15.04 Vivid Vervet to 15.10 Wily Werewolf

Now, its time to upgrade your Operating system 15.04 Vivid Vervet to 15.10 Wily Werewolf.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

[email protected]:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade

Upgrade initiated screenshot.
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We need to disable Third Party repository by hitting the Enter button to move forward the upgrade.
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Started downloading the wily werewolf packages, It will take several hours based on your internet connection. Its time to have a cup of coffee.
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Few services need to be restart, While installing new packages. Hit Yes button, it will automatically restart the services.
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It’s time to remove obsolete packages. Hit y to remove it.
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Upgrade is successfully completed and need to restart the system. Hit Y to restart the system.
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Note : Few times, it will ask you to confirm the configuration file replacement to move forward the installation.

3) Checking the upgraded version of my Desktop

See my upgraded desktop version in the below snapshot.
ubuntu-15-10-wily-werewolf-upgrade-8
Goahead and play with UBUNTU 15.10 Wily Werewolf and update your feedback.

Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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