How do I see which version of Debian is being used and how do I upgrade?


To find out which version of Debian you have installed, open a terminal window.

Type one of the following commands:

cat / etc / debian_version

More detailed information:

lsb_release -da

Even more detailed information:


How to upgrade its system via terminal window:

When upgrading your system with upgrades, use aptitude and if you update to a whole new version from eg 8 to 9, use the apt-get instead: Use a terminal window and type the following commands.

Versions: 8.0 - 8.xx:

sudo aptitude update

followed by:

sudo aptitude full-upgrade

If you want to upgrade from 8 - 9.x, use the following command:

sudo apt-get update

followed by:

sudo apt-get dist upgrade

NOTE! Be sure to take a backup before upgrading to Debian 9 "Stretch", MySQL is replaced with MariaDB and you are likely to encounter problems with the Python3 path.

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