Would there be LTS Stable version for LMDE?

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Would there be LTS Stable version for LMDE?

Postby Martial-law on Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:02 pm

Hi,


As currently LMDE is based on the testing version of Debian 7, I would like to know whether there would be LMDE LTS Stable version when Debian 7 becomes stable. Or LMDE would remain based on the next testing verison of Debian? Kindly inform. :)
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Re: Would there be LTS Stable version for LMDE?

Postby TBABill on Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:39 pm

LMDE stays based on testing, not stable, so there will not be a LTS. But you can turn your LMDE into a stable at your own risk by changing your software sources list once Debian transfers testing packages into the stable repos.
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Re: Would there be LTS Stable version for LMDE?

Postby chipbuster on Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:42 am

You could always just elect not to upgrade. With the number of security patches that the LM project does, there'll hardly be a difference.
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Re: Would there be LTS Stable version for LMDE?

Postby nunol on Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:34 am

A "official" LMDE edition based on Debian stable (with or without backports) would be very useful. The LMDE FAQ has some information about how to do that for Debian 6.
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Re: Would there be LTS Stable version for LMDE?

Postby Monsta on Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:31 am

nunol wrote:The LMDE FAQ has some information about how to do that for Debian 6.

Note that since LMDE repo now contains things like MATE, Cinnamon, updated mintMenu (changed to support MATE instead of Gnome 2) and other post-Gnome 2 stuff, it's probably not recommended to try that anymore (and zerozero mentioned that here).
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Re: Would there be LTS Stable version for LMDE?

Postby GeneC on Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:56 am

Monsta wrote:
nunol wrote:The LMDE FAQ has some information about how to do that for Debian 6.

Note that since LMDE repo now contains things like MATE, Cinnamon, updated mintMenu (changed to support MATE instead of Gnome 2) and other post-Gnome 2 stuff, it's probably not recommended to try that anymore (and zerozero mentioned that here).


I have been running an installation of LMDE/Stable/Debian Backports using the tutorial mentioned above. Its running just fine, but as you (and zerozero) mention, you do have to watch things being upgraded (there are not many) :)
The only thing that I had to 'pin' (keep from upgrading) so far is MintMenu. (the new one is a MATE version, the old GTK2)
Its actually a very nice setup, and super stable.
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Re: Would there be LTS Stable version for LMDE?

Postby squeezy on Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:32 am

The LMDE-Squeeze setup has been my favorite for quite some time now. As the others have mentioned, it's getting a little tougher to maintain it with all the updates and additions to the packages.linuxmint.com repo.

I'm now honing and refining my new favorite, UP4 with MATE. Since Mint recently pulled in a new snapshot of Debian Testing it's very painless to change your sources from Mint Latest back to Debian Testing to replicate the LMDE-Squeeze experience of a LTS edition of LMDE. Simply call out Wheezy in place of Testing in the APT lines and you'll stay with that release even when it goes stable.
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Re: Would there be LTS Stable version for LMDE?

Postby KBD47 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:56 pm

GeneC wrote:
I have been running an installation of LMDE/Stable/Debian Backports using the tutorial mentioned above. Its running just fine, but as you (and zerozero) mention, you do have to watch things being upgraded (there are not many) :)
The only thing that I had to 'pin' (keep from upgrading) so far is MintMenu. (the new one is a MATE version, the old GTK2)
Its actually a very nice setup, and super stable.


I'm running the same, LMDE pointed to Stable and with backports, no issues whatsoever. What exactly will be the problem/s I need to watch out for? Is it the backports that cause the trouble, or somehow being linked to Mint?
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Re: Would there be LTS Stable version for LMDE?

Postby KBD47 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:57 pm

Does anyone know what the source list would be to just follow Wheezy into Stable next year?
Thanks.
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Re: Would there be LTS Stable version for LMDE?

Postby wayne128 on Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:33 am

KBD47 wrote:Does anyone know what the source list would be to just follow Wheezy into Stable next year?
Thanks.
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I always refer to craigevil's giant sources list
http://sites.google.com/site/mydebiansourceslist/

anyway if Wheezy become Debian Stable, then I would just change all the words squeeze to wheezy from the lists.

below is copy from the giant lists.

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##################
## Debian Stable  ##
##################
#Stable
#deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
#Stable Sources
#deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free

#Security Updates  http://www.debian.org/security/
#deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

# Please note: The debian-volatile project has been discontinued with the Debian "Squeeze" release.
# See http://lists.debian.org/debian-volatile-announce/2011/msg00000.html for details.
# Debian Volatile is now squeeze-updates
# Squeeze-updates
deb http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib non-free

# Debian Stable Backports
# For information visit - http://backports.debian.org/
# deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main contrib non-free
# Squeeze-backports-sloppy http://backports.debian.org/news/squeeze-backports-sloppy_created/
# deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports-sloppy main contrib non-free

# Debian -- The "proposed-updates" mechanism - http://www.debian.org/releases/proposed-updates
# Also see http://wiki.debian.org/StableProposedUpdates
# deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian squeeze-proposed-updates main
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Re: Would there be LTS Stable version for LMDE?

Postby KBD47 on Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:26 am

Thanks Wayne! That's very helpful!
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