On Wednesday, 1 October 2014 at 18:42:41 UTC, Kagamin wrote:
A have linux mint 12 installation with mint4win (wubi), on
linux mint forums I was told, that updating from the latest
repository won't work. I would be grateful, if you explain, how
to upgrade it to the latest version. Yeah, theoretically it
should be able to just overwrite files on disk without paying
much attention to disk nature.
Linux Mint 12 is not LTS release (and _insanely_ old). You are
supposed to do regular full upgrades with non-LTS releases, this
is why bash update was not propagated to its repositories.
However you can simply go to
and download .deb package of more recent release from there to
install manually. It may work or may not depending on how
compatible dependencies are.
This a very unpleasant experience you get compared to sticking to
LTS or up to date distro but pretty much on the same level as one
you normally have in the Windows all the time. And with little
time investments it is miles and miles ahead any possible Windows
experience you can get even theoretically (speaking exclusively
about upgrade/update process here).