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What is LMDE?

Postby godsotherhand on Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:01 am

I understand that LMDE is based on Debian testing (wheezy?)

but..if thats true, why when i add the wheezy repo, i get an extra of 1GB of updates? (for example, now if u run
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
it says that i am up to date, but i am still using kernel 3.0.. wasnt testing supposed to use newer versions? )
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Re: What is LMDE?

Postby xenopeek on Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:30 am

Have you reviewed the LMDE FAQ for an answer? viewtopic.php?f=197&t=91405

LMDE is based on Debian testing. If you add (instead of replace) the Debian testing repositories, you will have to set that up properly with pinning. The flow is that new packages from Debian testing are accepted into the LMDE incoming repository, where after few weeks of testing they get assembled into an "Update Pack" that is pushed to LMDE latest repository. The latter is the default repository for LMDE. If you add the Debian testing repository, it will have newer packages, that haven't yet been accepted as stable enough yet for LMDE.
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Re: What is LMDE?

Postby godsotherhand on Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:18 am

Didnt cross my mind to go through the FAQ. Ty for the info.
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