Update from wheezy to jessie

This is a note I use to update my Debian Wheezy to Jessie correctly.

First, update your current wheezy system and make backups if you care about your data.

Then, you have to replace all wheezy references by Jessie in your sources.list file

Mine is like that after the above command


You can now start updating to Jessie. Reload packages list and start upgrade with these commands again

During the upgrade process, you will be asked if you want to remove “root” login permission. Be careful if it’s your only user because you won’t be able to log with “root” anymore.

Take your time to analyze conflicts that could appear between old and new config files. If you don’t care at the moment, just pause installation and keep a backup of old config file and you remember that you have to check it afterward.

I know changes I’ve made to my /etc/bash.bashrc file so I’ll check it later after upgrade.

After everything is finished without any issue, you can restart your server



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post Navigation