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crazy idea: from debian to mint-debian edition

Postby gcb on Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:54 am

would i get away if i set apt/sources to a mint debian edition repositorie on my debian-stable box and do a dist upgrade?

...I don't have any dvds handy :)
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Re: crazy idea: from debian to mint-debian edition

Postby Gerd50 on Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:49 am

It's not a crazy idea, i have done it few weeks ago. First installed debian stable > upgraded to testing > added

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import

to my sources.list > installed the mint packages i wanted and now have a mintified debian. I wanted to know if it works and
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Re: crazy idea: from debian to mint-debian edition

Postby Oscar799 on Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:01 am

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Re: crazy idea: from debian to mint-debian edition

Postby asymmetros on Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:08 am

One of the distros i am running is a mintified debian sId (debian's installer offers more options :wink: ).
Edit the sources as Gerd50 described, plus the linuxmint-keyring from the synaptic.
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Re: crazy idea: from debian to mint-debian edition

Postby Aethyr on Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:12 am

How about mintified CrunchBang? According to an older topic it wasn't safe, but if Crunchbang is meant to be 100% backwards compatible with Debian then it seems like it should according to this topic...

I might attempt it on a VM...
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Re: crazy idea: from debian to mint-debian edition

Postby asymmetros on Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:38 am

Aethyr wrote:How about mintified CrunchBang? According to an older topic it wasn't safe, but if Crunchbang is meant to be 100% backwards compatible with Debian then it seems like it should according to this topic...

I might attempt it on a VM...


My guess is that you can do this, but first you have to enable Debian testing repo's in your Crunchbang installation. Or you can get some ideas from that post:http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/443

But then, it depends to how "mintified" you want your system to be. For example, you can install -very easy- mintmenu, software center, etc -and not only in a debian based system. (eg mintmenu is available even in Arch's repos, if i am right)
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