August 18, 2012/ Last updated : August 7, 2014back2basicGeneral
Upgrade From BackTrack 5 R2 to BackTrack 5 R3
Recently, we released the long-awaited BackTrack 5 R3 but for those of you who don’t want to start fresh with a new installation, have no fear because you can easily upgrade your existing installation of R2 to R3.
Our primary focus with this release was on the implementation of various bug fixes, numerous tools upgrades and well over 60 new additions to the BackTrack suite. Because of this, the upgrade path to BackTrack 5 R3 is relatively quick and painless.
First, you will want to make sure that your existing system is fully updated:
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
With the dist-upgrade finished, all that remains is the install the new tools that have been added for R3. An important point to keep in mind is that there are slight differences between the 32-bit and 64-bit tools so make sure you choose the right one.
That’s all there is to it! Once the new tools have been installed, you are up and running with BackTrack 5 R3. As always, if you come across any bugs or issues, please submit tickets via our BackTrack Redmine Tracker.
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