Neck wrote:-gcalctool (calculator) is broken, missing hex/dec/oct conversion and no upgrade or downgrade available unless using experimental (year old bug: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=578187)
Neck wrote:Therefore decided to give debian edition a go, hoping to have cleaner base, more up to date softwares and save the big troubles every 6 months. However after a week of testing I must say I am rather disappointed, most of the programs I use are outdated and/or broken.
I'm rather puzzled about why a rolling distribution (especially its testing repositories) ships softwares older than ubuntu 10.04, did I miss something? Should I add extra repositories for updates? Or just stick to mint 10?
TBABill wrote:I'd recommend sticking to Mint 10. Your requirement is apparently the latest software versions, which Debian has never been known to have. Debian Testing is the base of the next Debian Stable, so newer versions do roll into the repo but only after clearing other hurdles. Ubuntu/Mint will be much quicker to get a new release out on the street and just deal with issues later, but Debian Testing is not a "release" and the software is placed there for the very purpose of thoroughly testing it until stable.
If you run Squeeze (currently Debian Stable) with LMDE on top of it, you can enable a backports repo to pull in newer apps, but you still will not end up with what you are hoping for with newly release software as soon as released to the public. Debian stable is that way for a very good reason....it stayed in testing long enough to have the bugs worked out. If Ubuntu worked out the bugs before releasing, it would similarly take as long to get a stable release (which is why Ubuntu 10.04/Mint 9 was based on testing instead of sid....to get more stability for their LTS).
I don't understand as far as I know Ubuntu is free as is Linux Mint. So what do you mean when you say Debian is free?dbkblk wrote:I know Debian could be frustrating at start, but it is so much better than Ubuntu because it is lighter and stablier (and free ).
luis.nando wrote:I hope it is not too late, I used a workaround to get more updated packages on LMDE, of course loosing some of the stability, just follow the information I just posted on other thread:
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