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I'd like to install the Loki beta. When Loki is officially released, will I have to reinstall it? Or can I just upgrade it?

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You will have to reinstall. There will be no upgrade path from the beta to the stable release.

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  • I'm not sure if this is the case, as far I know (unless I'm missing something), if you keep upgrading (apt upgrade) you will end up in stable when they push those changes.
    – sojin
    Commented Aug 27, 2016 at 4:47
  • @sojin While you will have all the packages, you will probably miss some config changes pushed on stable that are not in beta so some things might not look/work properly. Dirty upgrades are usually possible but not recommended. Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 16:10
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Reinstall

Because config might be slightly different. Also the beta uses other sources than the stable release.

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