mikhou wrote:Hey guys,
I have been dual-booting LMDE Testing and Debian XFCE Testing for awhile now with Debian XFCE Testing being my primary OS. Well, I've got a new laptop on the way, and I am trying to figure out what to put on it as my primary OS. Having done it in the past, I would be completely comfortable with setting up Debian Testing XFCE, but frankly I'm feeling lazy. So I'm considering going with LMDE XFCE or Crunchbang XFCE. I'm leaning more toward LMDE XFCE, but here's my question. In the past I have run Testing, and I like it (a lot), but I live and work in a part of the world where my internet connection is not always very fast so sometimes having to download updates on a regular basis is kind of a pain. For that reason, I am considering switching to the Stable repos. If I go with LMDE XFCE, I am assuming that I would do this:
1. Install LMDE XFCE.
2. Before doing any updates, switch the repositories to Stable.
3. Run an update.
Here are my 2 other questions.
1. Could going backwards like this cause any issues?
2. Since XFCE 4.8 has hit the Testing repos, can I upgrade to XFCE 4.8 before switching to the stable repos, or would that cause an issue?
Thanks for your thoughts.
mikhou wrote:Well, that's kind of my question. I knew that if I installed and immediately upgraded before switching the sources.list to Stable that the packages would be to a point that Squeeze would never reach. I guess I should have asked a different question which is this. Does LMDE XFCE (since it is based on Testing) install with packages that Squeeze will never get to? If so, would it be better to go with Crunchbang because it is based on Squeeze or even just install Debian Squeeze and configure it?
I guess I'll go boot up LMDE XFCE on a flash drive and see at what level the packages are and compare them to the Squeeze package lists.
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