Installing Sublime Text 2 in Linux Mint is like what you would do in Ubuntu
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-2
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sublime-text-2
Updating your Sublime Text 2 to the latest build
If you are in the cutting edge, following the latest build of Sublime Text is preferable. Unfortunately in Linux Mint , updating is not as straightforward as in MacOs. “apt-get install” is the culprit.
Usually, to use an updateable Sublime version in my machine, I dont use “apt-get install”. If you have a previous installation of sublime-text-2 in your machine, you have to remove it. Using “apt-get” do the following.
sudo apt-get remove --purge sublime-text-2
Now that sublime-text-2 has been cleared away from your system, lets install the updateable version.
tar -xzvf [version].tar.bz2
Where [version] is the latest version of Sublime Text 2. Http address might change in the future so watch out!
Now modify your ~/.bash_profile by adding the current folder to the $PATH variable
echo "export PATH=$PATH:`pwd`">>~/.bash_profile
Next, either restart your machine or source the bash_profile
Congratulations. Sublime should now use the latest sublime build.