debian testing repos

deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
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debian testing repos

Postby MMonty1960 on Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:14 am

I am sorry, I just installed LMDE. I love the rolling edition concept and I hope to solve the following question to adopt definitively LMDE. For my work I need of some packages, like opencv and libserial. But the manager refuse the full opencv installation and libserial is not listed. On the other hand these packages are in debian squeeze repo. What is the best way to install packages from debian squeeze or testing? Should I add the debian repo or is there a method to directly install a particular package? Thank you for any answer.
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Re: debian testing repos

Postby Gerd50 on Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:39 am

The only way i know is adding the debian repos temporarely, refresh synaptic, install the wanted packages, disable or
delete the Debian repos and refresh synaptic again.

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Re: debian testing repos

Postby MMonty1960 on Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:50 am

OK. Could you give me detailed information on how add the testing repo? In particular where can I find the GPG key? Sorry but I am not much skilled on that.
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Re: debian testing repos

Postby Gerd50 on Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:02 pm

You open yor sources.list with

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gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

then copy and paste the line

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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free

to disable it add a # in front of the line.

You can do the same with stable or unstable repos

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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free

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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free

Don't forget to disable the repos after you've installed the wanted packages and refresh synaptic.

The debian-keyring should already be installed. If not you find it in synaptic.
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