latest versus incoming ?

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latest versus incoming ?

Postby Elmacus on Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:08 am

Hi.
Im on "latest" on my work computer, last run yesterday, and got 6 updates today.
I change to "incoming" and get same 6 updates.
Whats the difference to "incoming" ?
I thought that incoming was exactly as debian testing, and stuff get pushed to latest when tested, aprox once a month.
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Re: latest versus invoming ?

Postby GeneC on Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:41 am

From "comments" Linux Mint Blog"

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1781#comments

99. viking777 Says:
July 7th, 2011 at 5:31 am
Maybe as usual I am missing something here, but are you saying that if you track the Debian Latest repo that your system will ONLY be updated once a month?

What about if you track Debian Incoming? Do you get updates at the same frequency as from Debian Testing or is that too ONLY updated once a month?

What happens if someone identifies a critical security flaw? Are you going to leave it unpatched for up to a month?

Another thing is that a lot of this seems to depend on the new Mintupdate. I use debdelta due to bandwidth shortage, and have no intention of changing that so I don’t even start Mintupdate any more as it (in common with all gui package managers) does not run debdelta. Do these new repos going to include delta packages?

A lot of people like daily updates, indeed if I were about to install a new distro and was told that it would only be updated once a month, I wouldn’t install it. I know that isn’t the case here because I can always stay on Debian Testing but I would like some clarification on these points.

Clem Says:
July 7th, 2011 at 6:34 am
@viking777: Both Latest and Incoming get updated rougly once a month… Incoming just gets updated first. You’re still receiving updates from the security, multimedia and linux mint repos as they arrive, so if there’s something patched there, you get it immediately. As for mintupdate, it only provides you with more information, these are standard APT repositories so you can use apt-get instead and whatever you can do with the Debian repos you can do with these too.
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Re: latest versus incoming ?

Postby Elmacus on Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:45 pm

You’re still receiving updates from the security, multimedia and linux mint repos as they arrive, so if there’s something patched there, you get it immediately

Ofcourse, sorry but i knew that, just assumed by stupidity it all come from "latest" repo :-)

Clem, if you read here, can you show in mintupdate which repo it comes from ? Group by repo, or something like that.

Now on homelaptop i am tracking incoming, at work latest.
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