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how to get latest software?

Postby Dogs1985 on Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:52 pm

in package manager opera version is 10.63, rhythmbox version 0.12.8 and so on..
how to get latest software?
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Re: how to get latest software?

Postby vrkalak on Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:00 pm

Since Debian Squeeze will be released as 'stable' this weekend ... with the LMDE (based on Debian 'testing') release you already have the latest "stable" software/applications/packages available for the 'stable' release.

There are probably newer versions of an application/program released but they have not proven to be 'stable' yet.

If you absolutely must have the latest and best release of something, I would suggest you upgrade your LMDE sources.list to point toward the unstable (Sid) branch of Debian.

Sid/unstable has the latest of everything, but it they have not yet been tried and tested and the possibility of them breaking your system is greater.
Use 'unstable' at your own risk or wait a few weeks for the package to be upgraded to 'testing'

Just because a program, application, kernel or OS distro has been 'released' -- does not make it 'stable' ... but, does make it available for testing and reporting 'bugs'
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Re: how to get latest software?

Postby Dogs1985 on Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:10 pm

how to make it unstable, i'm new in linux.
because the rhythmbox always hang when my network not stable when streaming radio.
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Re: how to get latest software?

Postby cpatrick08 on Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:43 pm

Dogs1985 wrote:how to make it unstable, i'm new in linux.
because the rhythmbox always hang when my network not stable when streaming radio.

click on the mentupdate icon go to edit then go to software sources then change any cases of testing to unstable close it update then upgrade to unstable
or if you want just a certian package to be unstable/sid go to http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_packages search for the package and select Distribution unstable with any still selected
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Re: how to get latest software?

Postby vrkalak on Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:46 pm

Dogs1985 wrote:how to make it unstable.


While using LMDE ... in a Terminal, type: sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list <enter>
Enter <passowrd> when prompted.

In the Text Editor, in the sources.list change everywhere that it says 'testing' to 'unstable' ... Save.

Terminal again, type: sudo gedit /etc/apt/preferences
Change where it says 'testing' to 'unstable' (don't change anything else) ... Save.

Next ... back to the Terminal, type: sudo apt-get update. <enter>

Done.

Now you should now be able to go to your Synaptic Package Manager and find all those newer Apps/Programs listed.
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I do not wish to be responsible if anyone breaks there OS.
LMDE/Debian is rock solid stable -- always.
Debian's 'testing' branch to a lesser degree is pretty stable.
Unstable -- however, is just that 'unstable'
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Re: how to get latest software?

Postby Dogs1985 on Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:47 pm

i still don't saw any latest rhythmbox?
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Re: how to get latest software?

Postby dawgdoc on Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:32 am

Well, the latest version in Unstable is the same version as in testing, that is why you did not see anything newer. I determined this from the link posted by cpatrick08. The only way to get a newer version would be to go to the projects homepage and download the source file so that you can compile the program yourself. I would not recommend that you do this.

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Re: how to get latest software?

Postby CiaW on Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:00 pm

Dogs1985 wrote:how to make it unstable, i'm new in linux.
because the rhythmbox always hang when my network not stable when streaming radio.

I'm personally not a fan of rhythmbox. Have you tried VLC instead? Or if it's for a podcast try gpodder. The current versions for lmde should be fine.
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