In this guide we will be showing you how to update Raspbian to newer versions of the operating system without having to start off with a new totally clean image.
For the most part upgrading is a fairly simple process but be prepared to deal with some broken packages. Also make sure that any packages you are using now haven’t changed radically in some of the newer versions of Raspbian.
Alongside showing you how to update to a newer version of Raspbian we will also be showing you how to simply update packages and give a simplified explanation on how the update, upgrade and dist-upgrade commands actually work.
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