Upgrading Gentoo Linux from older version to newer

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I am using older version of Gentoo Linux, Can I upgrade from older version to newer version, without reinstalling the newer version again.

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Answered By 562865 points N/A #107136

Upgrading Gentoo Linux from older version to newer

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You can not upgrade an operating system if you will not going to install the new version.

In an operating system, if you want to upgrade an older operating system to a new version to improve your computer’s performance and to go with the stream in today’s technology.

The best way to upgrade an operating system is to format again the hard drive then you install the new version of the platform. It’s ok if you delete the current partition and just create a new one for the new operating system that will be installed.

You can not install a new version over the old version without formatting it or else you will just mix and ruin the operating system and will end you up on a non-functioning platform.

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Upgrading Gentoo Linux from older version to newer

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Gentoo is rolling release so you can upgrade it. It will take tame as Gentoo is source based and source code for all packages havs to be downloaded but you can. Open terminal and type sudo emerge -avuDN world and wait for portage to calculate all dependencies and version jumps.

For some packages you will need to edit your /etc/portage/package.keywords and /etc/portage/package.use files. Portage makes this for you so when prompted for necessary changes add to emerge -avuDN world –autounmask-write tag and rerun it. Run dispatch-conf and save newgenerated files. Run emerge -avuDN world again. As soon as possible run emerge -e world when you have updated your system.

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