Upgrading to 4.2.2


Looking to upgrade from 4.18.0 to the 4.2.2 mainly to hopefully fix some of the bugs I seem to have, I have run full-upgrade & dist-upgrade but I get
Calculating upgrade… Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Do I need to download the iso to run locally, or would I need to do a complete reinstall from the DVD?

(hydra) #2

You need to run:
sudo apt update && sudo full-upgrade


yea, already did that as well

(Matt) #4

I would wager that you are up to date, and are confusing kernel version with you Parrot version.

lsb_release -r Will tell you the version of Parrot you have installed.
uname -r Will tell you the kernel version.

Also full-upgrade and dist-upgrade are identical commands. You can read them both here:
cat /usr/bin/full-upgrade
cat /usr/bin/dist-upgrade


Thanks, you are correct…my bad.
I had hoped there was an easy fix for the keyring issues that I seem to have.

Please disregard my stupidity…I need more coffee

(Matt) #6

Dont worry about it. Not knowing a command doesn’t make you stupid.

About your synaptic problem have you tried reinstalling it?
sudo apt-get purge synaptic
sudo apt-get install synaptic


I had not tried that one, just did and we will see if that takes care of it…Thanks!

(r58iiz) #8

lsb_release -r gives
Release: 4.3
uname -a gives
Linux parrot 4.18.0-parrot8-amd64 #1 SMP Parrot 4.18.6-1parrot8 (2018-09-07) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Can i know what am i missing or am i up-to-date?

(Nico Paul) #9

Where did you get your ISO from? It looks as if its the 4.3 beta from that output.