Upgrading from Meteor 1.7 to Meteor 2.5?

Hi! I’m sorry if the answer is obvious / if I missed it somewhere on Install | Meteor API Docs… I have a project currently on Meteor

$ meteor --version

I ran npm install -g meteor and it looked OK:

changed 46 packages, and audited 47 packages in 3s

2 packages are looking for funding
  run `npm fund` for details

found 0 vulnerabilities

… and I ran: meteor update --release 2.5

but the message I’m seeing from that command is:

Unable to update package catalog (are you offline?)
If you are using Meteor behind a proxy, set HTTP_PROXY and HTTPS_PROXY environment variables or see this page
for more details:  https://github.com/meteor/meteor/wiki/Using-Meteor-behind-a-proxy
Meteor 2.5: unknown release.  

Is there a known way to upgrade from to 2.5?

I’m hoping to take advantage of the update to the accounts-github package from this PR, and learned that it’ll only work if I have the latest version of Meteor (unless I copy over the package)

Thanks in advance!

Upgrade one major version at a time following the changelog e.g. 1.7 to 1.8, then 1.9, etc. Use the changelog as your guide for things to watch out or for any error you encountered


About this error specifically I have responded here Is accounts-github still working? (Upgrading GitHub OAuth on Meteor app) - #7 by filipenevola

And as @rjdavid said it is better to follow the changelog in the upgrade process Meteor Changelog | Meteor API Docs

Following the changelog makes sense… thanks again @rjdavid and @filipenevola!

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