How to install more recent packages? [kind of solved]

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How to install more recent packages? [kind of solved]

Postby macias on Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:00 am

Hello,

I am running LMDE converted from Debian Squeeze RC2.

My problem is that software which was installed during installation is pretty much up to date (i.e. I cannot complain). But no matter what I install by myself is dead old -- FireFox from LM repositories: 2009, Konqueror: 2008, F-Spot: 2009. And so on and on.

So, my question is -- how to install more recent packages, I don:t require bleeding-edge-tomorrow-release, but at least 2010, and not for sure releases from 2008.

My sources list:
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deb http://ftp.icm.edu.pl/pub/Linux/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing main non-free
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import


and preferences

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Package: *
Pin: release o=linuxmint
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: origin packages.linuxmint.com
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 500


After editing both files, I executed "apt-get update".
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Re: What do I need to install more recent packages?

Postby axxer on Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:16 am

heres a good sources.list, maintained by one of debianforum moderator. good for ur reference
http://sites.google.com/site/mydebiansourceslist/
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Re: What do I need to install more recent packages?

Postby macias on Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:32 am

Thank you. For my understanding, since I want to stick to testing branch (as LMDE), it seems my list is OK. I simply use mirror for the main Debian repo.
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Re: What do I need to install more recent packages?

Postby jesica on Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:30 am

the reason why Debain is so stable, is because they stcik with more older programs, they have less problems

so sometimes it is a good thing not to have the latest software
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Re: What do I need to install more recent packages?

Postby macias on Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:01 am

I just found it:

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http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages


So, it looks like konqueror from 2008 year is for real, even in most "bleeding edge" branch (it is new definition of bleeding edge then).

On one hand, sure, it is good to use reliable software, but on the second hand, 3 years of development goes nowhere really (i.e. konqueror from 2008 is no more reliable than version from 2011).

Hmm...

Strange this is with Iceweasel, it is from 2010, but Firefox itself is from 2009.
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Re: How to install more recent packages? [kind of solved]

Postby rivenathos on Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:33 am

With a standard install LMDE, if you wait a couple of weeks, you should see some new packages rolling in.
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Re: How to install more recent packages? [kind of solved]

Postby macias on Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:40 am

Ok, thank you. I hope my converted Debian looks like LMDE so I will get proper updates :-)

I am "a bit" surprised about 2008-2009 software, that's all :-)
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