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This document shows how to upgrade from Devuan Jessie to Devuan Ascii. It assumes a working Devuan Jessie system is already installed and should not be used for migrations.

Upgrade from Devuan Jessie to Ascii

First edit the sources.list file so that the branch can be changed to Ascii.

root@devuan:~# editor /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the latest Devuan mirror and the Ascii branch as shown. Comment out any other lines.

deb http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged ascii main
deb http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged ascii-updates main
deb http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged ascii-security main
deb http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged ascii-backports main

Upgrade the Devuan keyring to make sure you have the latest version.

root@devuan:~# apt-get upgrade devuan-keyring

Update the package index files.

root@devuan:~# apt-get update

The only thing left to do is upgrade the system.

root@devuan:~# apt-get dist-upgrade


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