Upgrades to Debian 10 from the previous release, Debian 9 (code name
stretch) are automatically handled by the apt package management tool for most configurations. As always, Debian systems may be upgraded painlessly, in place, without any forced downtime
All our Debian Linux VPS plans support Debian 10 without any modifications.
If you have Debian 9 VPS with HillHost you can easily upgrade to Debian 10 by following the instructions below:
- Make sure you are using Debian 9 (cat /etc/debian_version)
- Use the following commands to upgrade Debian from 9 to 10:
sed -i 's/stretch/buster/g' /etc/apt/sources.list
sed -i 's/stretch/buster/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list
apt-get --with-new-pkgs upgrade
After next command you will be asked to replace or keep old configuration files (recommended to replace if you do not have any changes)
sed -i 's/passwd:.*/passwd: compat files systemd/' /etc/nsswitch.conf
sed -i 's/group:.*/group: compat files systemd/' /etc/nsswitch.conf
Once all steps are complete you can easily reboot your VPS.