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Backports and others

Postby infestor on Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:18 am

i'm familiar with debian's stable, testing, unstable and backports concepts. but in lmde's case, what are main - upstream - import - backport - romeo?
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Re: Backports and others

Postby äxl on Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:59 pm

Debian's backports isn't LMDE's backport.
Stable, testing and unstable are the releases. Backports offers ports for "older" releases.
The sections are main (both), upstream (Debian's contrib) and import (non-free).
LMDE also has backport and romeo. But they are rarely used.

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debia ... ml#s-pools
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Re: Backports and others

Postby killer de bug on Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:22 am

Debian backports :

backports: This repository provides more recent versions than stable for some software. It is mainly intended for users of stable who need a newer version of a particular package.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debian
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Re: Backports and others

Postby craigevil on Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:48 am

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Re: Backports and others

Postby djk44883 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:37 pm

Stable, testing and unstable are the releases. Backports offers ports for "older" releases.


testing and unstable are never released - they are distributions, not releases. backports are for stable releases. Quoted from http://backports.debian.org

Backports are recompiled packages from testing (mostly) and unstable (in a few cases only, e.g. security updates) in a stable environment so that they will run without new libraries (whenever it is possible) on a Debian stable distribution
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