How to convert LMDE Cinnamon to a pure Debian Testing?

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How to convert LMDE Cinnamon to a pure Debian Testing?

Postby joemartin on Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:25 pm

I have been with LMDE for years and love it. Have the urge to go with a pure testing. Can someone point me to a current tutorial on best way to do this? Thanks.
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Re: How to convert LMDE Cinnamon to a pure Debian Testing?

Postby kurotsugi on Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:22 pm

basicly you need to put debian testing repo and modify /etc/apt/preferences then upgrade your system. however, at this time you'll need to very carefull to pick which package is upgraded and which one is not , since current lmde have some breakage with testing. i'd like to suggest to wait until new iso is ready. in that way you don't have to upgrade many package.
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Re: How to convert LMDE Cinnamon to a pure Debian Testing?

Postby Monsta on Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:02 am

Check this thread.

BTW, it's made "sticky" so the people would find it easily in the LMDE subforum; it's strange you've missed it.
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Re: How to convert LMDE Cinnamon to a pure Debian Testing?

Postby Monsta on Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:18 am

Oh, and one more thing: your Cinnamon will be removed if you jump to Testing. That is, if you have Cinnamon 1.8.
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