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Updating Wheezy to latest distro

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LeeFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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Hi,

I don't want to have to download a new image and reinstall because I'm happy with my set up and what I've done the the pi over the last couple of years. I have a Model B. It's running Raspbian Wheezy. Ideally I'd like to be running the latest install which as far as I know is Jessie. Is that right?

I found a couple of sites that claim to show the upgrade path but I have my doubts with them. What's the simplest way to upgrade it to the latest version? Can I just repoint the sources.list to Jessie? If so, what other files do I need to alter? My sources.listfile contains just this:

deb http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ wheezy main contrib non-free rpi

# Uncomment line below then 'apt-get update' to enable 'apt-get source'
#deb-src http://mirror.ox.ac.uk/sites/archive.raspbian.org/archive/raspbian/ wheezy main contrib non-free rpi

I removed all the other superfluous stuff from it ages ago. Is it just a case of changing wheezy to jessie in that file and then doing an apt-update and an apt-dist-upgrade?

Thanks.
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