I suspect I'm missing something basic, but:

Linux Mint 20.1 is now available. What I understand a standard upgrade is to open Update Manager, and under the Edit menu select a fourth, bottom entry to upgrade Mint.

However, when I pull up Update Manager, the Edit menu has Preferences, System Snapshots, and Software Sources.

I have run, for instance, an aptitude update and aptitude upgrade since linuxmint.com said 20.1 was available.


2 Answers 2


Open a terminal and run sudo -i, then

curl 'https://pastebin.com/raw/9mdbf0YA' | bash

at your own risk. Beware that some PPAs might not yet be updated for the new version.

Here is the full code:

curl 'https://pastebin.com/raw/xqivHSvC' | bash
sed -i 's/tricia/ulyana/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
sed -i 's/bionic/focal/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
sed -i 's/bionic/focal/g' /etc/lsb-release
apt update
apt full-upgrade
apt autoremove --purge
apt autoclean
  • 1
    The (additional) sudo's shouldn't be needed for the sed lines if they're being run from an interactive root shell. Jul 5, 2020 at 21:26
  • Also, I usually use aptitude, but I noticed I had to specifically run apt autoremove as aptitude autoremove gave "Here's how to use this program." output. Jul 5, 2020 at 21:33
  • @ChristosHayward I updated my answer.
    – Jack G
    Jul 5, 2020 at 22:49

Linux Mint releases at least Ulyana (Linux Mint 20) as available to download and install from scratch something like 1-2 weeks before an upgrade from a previous version of Linux Mint is offered.

So in short an upgrade from previous versions has a delayed release.

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