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Upgrade from Debian 11 to Debian 11.1

Hello, dear friends. Many users who are not used to the Linux upgrade system, may be confused about the way it is done. Recently, Debian 11.1 has been released as one of the first maintenance releases of this great version. In this tutorial, you will learn how to upgrade from Debian 11 to Debian 11.1.

Debian 11.1 is available

This point release mainly adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories have already been published separately and are referenced where available.

One of the things the development team emphasizes is that this is not a new major release of Debian, but a bug-fix release.

Another thing to note is that those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won’t have to update many packages, and most such updates are included in the point release. So the importance of always updating the system and doing so frequently is emphasized.

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So this is a maintenance release but we still need to get it on the system to avoid security problems.

In this post, we will show you how to do it using the terminal without any problems.

Upgrade from Debian 11 to Debian 11.1

The upgrade process is very easy and should not give us any problems. However, it’s also not a bad idea to back up the most sensitive data on your disk to an external device.

Also, it is a good idea to have as few external repositories on your system as possible.

So, check the current version of Debian.

lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description: Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Release: 11
Codename: bullseye

After that, open a terminal and update the current package.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Now perform the system upgrade

sudo apt dist-upgrade

After this, the process will be finished and you will have Debian 11.1 up and running.

This way the upgrade has been successful and we can continue our work.


In this post, you learned how to upgrade Debian 11 to Debian 11.1 to get the latest Debian security features. I hope you found this post useful, although simple, it can be of help to many newbies to the system.

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