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Debian volatile replaced by new updates suite

Postby chris_debian on Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:06 pm

Hi, all!

I received the following email from the 'Debian-NEWS' mailing list. It seems to refer to STABLE, but I just wanted to post it here in case TESTING users (i.e. LMDE users) need to make changes to /etc/apt/sources.list. Anyone have any thoughts?

Cheers,

Chris.

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The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/
Debian volatile replaced by new updates suite press@debian.org
February 15nd, 2011 http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110215
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Debian volatile replaced by new updates suite

The Debian Volatile archive is discontinued starting from the upcoming
Debian release 6.0 ("Squeeze"). It is replaced by the suite
squeeze-updates on the official mirrors. Its management will move to
the Debian Release Team, who already manage regular updates to Debian
stable and oldstable.

The squeeze-updates suite is carried by all official mirrors[0] just
like Squeeze itself. To use it, a snippet such as the following can be
used in /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian squeeze-updates main

[0] http://www.debian.org/mirror/list

Announcements about stable updates pushed through squeeze-updates will
be published on debian-stable-announce@lists.debian.org To subscribe
please visit its web page[1].

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/

This suite will contain updates that satisfy one of the following
criteria:

* The update is urgent and not of a security nature. Security updates
will continue to be pushed through the security archive. Examples
include packages broken by the flow of time (c.f. spamassassin and
the year 2010 problem) and fixes for bugs introduced by point
releases.

* The package in question is a data package and the data must be
updated in a timely manner (e.g. tzdata).

* Fixes to leaf packages that were broken by external changes (e.g.
video downloading tools and tor).

* Packages that need to be current to be useful (e.g. clamav).

These updates will also be included in the next stable point release
after the announcement. Regular updates not fitting the criteria above
will be pushed through point releases according to the rules of the
Stable Release Management.

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Re: Debian volatile replaced by new updates suite

Postby rhodry on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:45 pm

I don't think this has anything to do with LMDE and should be ignored.

If you continue to run LMDE as a rolling release based on Debian Testing; then you should forget about Squeeze!! Squeeze is gone, Squeeze is now Stable - it no longer relates to LMDE!

LMDE is about Testing - that is now Wheezy. Have a look at this typical debian mirror structure:

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you will see that there is no testing-updates or wheezy-updates.

I am pretty sure this "volatile" replacement is a mechanism to get urgent, non-security updates into Stable/Squeeze which now of course is all locked in.

I repeat, If you are going to run LMDE as intended, as a "testing" rolling release, I suggest leave this alone!

I have been known to be wrong once or twice in my life of course! :)

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Re: Debian volatile replaced by new updates suite

Postby rivenathos on Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:00 pm

Correct, this is not going to affect LMDE. Though, this is interesting news for those who are used to running Debian Stable.
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Re: Debian volatile replaced by new updates suite

Postby chris_debian on Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:46 am

Thanks guys, just thought I'd check in-case i'd missed something.

Still not seeing much in the way of new software updates, apart from a few libraries. I. Guess it will take time for new stuff to get into the testing repos.

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