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    Default Some questions about Updating and upgrading between Backtrack versions.

    Hi !

    I am new to Backtrack. I have some big questions about upgrading backtrack to a new version:

    Let say i download and install backtrack 4 Final to HDD then i will customize it by adding some tools.

    After a while supposing it has just appeared the new version of Backtrack: version 4 R1 .

    Version 4 R1 has more tools (both in the pentest directory and in the backtrack menu too) than backtrack version 4 Final.

    1) If i type apt-get update and apt-get upgrade in terminal my version 4 Final if backtrack will become version 4 R1 ?
    If backtrack 5 will be released there will be upgraded to the new version 5 too or it will be just version 4 Rxxx ?
    2) The new tools will be in the menu too ?
    3)If i install update-notifier it tries to upgrade the system to ubuntu again and again. Should i use it ? How to upgrade backtrack to the latest kde ? Why it tries to upgrade to ubuntu and not to kubuntu ?

    Thank you !

    PS: Sorry for posting here, i tried into the FAQ area but i have no rights there.

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    Default Re: Some questions about Updating and upgrading between Backtrack versions.

    Hi!

    This has been covered quite a few times, use the search. It might sting the first few times, but eventually you'll enjoy it.
    For instance: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ll-bt4-r1.html.

    As for the FAQ area, this is obviously ment for the maintainers/mods to post FAQ's in, not beginners questions.
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    Default Re: Some questions about Updating and upgrading between Backtrack versions.

    1. If you want to upgrade Backtrack just type in:
    Code:
    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    Regarding to the Backtrack 5 upgrade ... you will have to wait for the release and then see.

    2. Well if you upgrade it ... you upgrade the menu too.
    3. Don't use it. Don't upgrade to new KDE
    Last edited by sickness; 08-31-2010 at 08:50 PM.
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    Default Re: Some questions about Updating and upgrading between Backtrack versions.

    Quote Originally Posted by sickness View Post
    1. If you want to upgrade Backtrack just type in:
    Code:
    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    Regarding to the Backtrack 5 upgrade ... you will have to wait for the release and then see.

    2. Well if you upgrade it ... you upgrade the menu too.
    3. Don't use it. Don't upgrade to new KDE
    Why do not upgrade the kde ?

    What about update notifier ? Should i use it ? It want to upgrade to the ubuntu not kubuntu...

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    Default Re: Some questions about Updating and upgrading between Backtrack versions.

    We use kde3 and not kde4 or whatever. This has been noted several times both here on the forums and the internet at large.
    Feel free to try it, but when you break stuff (not if, but when) do not come here looking for help or complaining.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
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    If you are new to Back|Track
    Back|Track Wiki
    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

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