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Fresh install: When to enable the new incoming/latest repos?

Postby cdysthe on Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:28 pm

Hi,

I'm about to install LMDE x64 on a laptop. When do I switch to the new incoming/latest repos? Do I wait until all updates from the original repos have completed, or do I switch it right away so that all updates are done from the new repos (I'll be using 'latest' for this laptop)?
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Re: Fresh install: When to enable the new incoming/latest re

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:44 pm

Since the Latest/Incoming repos are a snapshot of the Debian Testing repos, at this point in time you should get the same result either way with a fresh install of LMDE. And either way it's going to be a LOT of updates. If you can wait another 2-6 weeks a new snapshot of LMDE should be out and would save a lot of headaches that must be solved when doing an update of 900 to 1,000 items.
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Re: Fresh install: When to enable the new incoming/latest re

Postby vrkalak on Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:38 pm

I am doing the updates for a 'fresh' re-install of LMDE now.

I installed LMDE and added the new Mint-Debian "incoming: repros - straight away. Before doing the initial updates.

I'll let you know how this goes. :P
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Re: Fresh install: When to enable the new incoming/latest re

Postby zerozero on Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:02 pm

cdysthe wrote:Hi,

I'm about to install LMDE x64 on a laptop. When do I switch to the new incoming/latest repos? Do I wait until all updates from the original repos have completed, or do I switch it right away so that all updates are done from the new repos (I'll be using 'latest' for this laptop)?

this thread should give you a few answers, i hope.
viewtopic.php?f=141&t=76556

when should you switch repos? i advise you to do it before go through the big update, incoming/latest are snapshots of the debian repo but are frozen for about 2 weeks, if you update tho the debian repo and then switch, you will be ahead of the repo, so to say.
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