Mageia 8 was released Feb 26th, 2021.
Mageia 7 will receive updates up until the 30th of June, including security updates. It is then highly recommended upgrading to Mageia 8 as soon as possible.
As usual, before the upgrade, do a thorough backup of your data and documents.
You have a few ways to install Mageia 8:
- Do a clean installation from Classical or Live media. In this case, you will keep the data in your /home if it is in a separate partition, as is usually the case – but do check! The root partition will be formatted during the installation process.
- Upgrade from the command line, as described in release notes.
- Upgrade through the applet in the system tray.
Enjoy the ride with this newcomer in our community!
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Upgrade through the system tray? There is no applet in the “system tray”.
Not having the update/upgrade applet in the system tray is caused by some setting in one of the config files in the users files. I haven’t been able to track down which one(s) cause it.
Create a new user. Logout, then in as the new user.
That user should have the mgaapplet in the systray.
Another option is to use a command line upgrade. See
in particular the section “If it does not offer the upgrade”.
A third option is to delete all config files in your home directory, logout
and in, and then mgaapplet should show the option.
go to Mageia Control Centre => Software Management => Configure updates Frequency. see if the ” Check for newer Mageia releases” checkbox is “ticked”. if not “tick” it and log-out and back in to the desktop. urpmi –auto-update ( or if using dnf, use the equivalent -I dont use it, some do) and apply all updates as the applet will not indicate newer version if the system is not up-to-date
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