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The manual system upgrade can be done in any terminal emulator, depends on your desktop environment, such as:
or in a system's terminal, which is available via the keys: 'Alt' + 'Ctr' + 'F1 - F6' (F7 return to X).
All the operations have to be done as system's administrator (root).
Save upgrade - it will upgrade all already installed packages without installing new dependencies:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Full system upgrade - it will upgrade all packages, with installing additional new packages required by the upgrade process. This option is recommended for SparkyLinux, because it is based on Debian testing.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
If the upgrading process failed, or to make sure everything gone well, run:
sudo apt-get install -f
Make sure that new packages show up in Debian testing daily, so make the system upgrade as often as possible (ones per day is perfect, but it's your choice).