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(SOLVED) Questions before Squeeze is released...

Postby professorsnapper on Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:20 pm

Hi folks,

Couple of simple-ish questions:
1) Given that LMDE is a rolling distro, can I assume I need not reinstall my system to benefit from the Squeeze codebase when it gets released?
and
2) Given comments on other posts advising on waiting about a month after Squeeze is released before moving to it, to allow for bugfixes, etc, I wonder if LMDE will hold off on upgrading until that time to minimise system breakages?

Thanks,
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Re: Questions before Squeeze is released...

Postby tec_wiz on Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:08 pm

If you would like to switch to Squeeze and not follow on the rolling distribution then you will have to modify your sources to point to squeeze instead of testing. If however, you want to continue with LMDE as a rolling release, then just install the updates as they come. Once Squeeze is released then Sid updates will come into testing. You should see a large number of updates on that day. If you are unsure if the updates will break your system then don't install the new updates and wait for others on the forum to post their issues with the updates.

My understanding is that a few people on this board are already running the Sid repositories and are having no troubles with it, so you should be fine once the freeze is lifted for the Squeeze release. But the choice is yours.
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Re: Questions before Squeeze is released...

Postby asymmetros on Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:03 am

Just a clarification:
LMDE follows testing.
When Squeeze released as Stable, LMDE will follows the new testing (now sid) which will have the code name wheezy. So eventually squeeze will become past for us.
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Re: Questions before Squeeze is released...

Postby RHTopics on Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:00 am

I have set my /etc/apt/sources.list as follows:

Code: Select all
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian squeeze main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free

When 'squeeze' is released to 'stable', will the upgrade packages from
'packages.linuxmint.com' remain compatible with 'squeeze' or at some point will an upgrade package have a dependency on a file that is only available in Debian 'testing"?
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Re: Questions before Squeeze is released...

Postby tec_wiz on Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:41 pm

When 'squeeze' is released to 'stable', will the upgrade packages from
'packages.linuxmint.com' remain compatible with 'squeeze' or at some point will an upgrade package have a dependency on a file that is only available in Debian 'testing"?


Only time will tell. Eventually though I can bet that this will happen. Although we can't be certain when.
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Re: Questions before Squeeze is released...

Postby RHTopics on Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:59 pm

Only time will tell. Eventually though I can bet that this will happen. Although we can't be certain when.


I share your outlook. I will probably upgrade to "testing" when it does occur.
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Re: Questions before Squeeze is released...

Postby professorsnapper on Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:04 am

Thanks for your responses - I'll keep on the rolling distro, but will hold off on applying updates when Squeeze goes "prime time".

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Re: Questions before Squeeze is released...

Postby oOarthurOo on Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:21 pm

asymmetros wrote:Just a clarification:
LMDE follows testing.
When Squeeze released as Stable, LMDE will follows the new testing (now sid) which will have the code name wheezy. So eventually squeeze will become past for us.


Just a clarification of your clarification
Debian OldSable [Current codename is Etch, Next will be Lenny]
Debian Stable [Current codename is Lenny, Next will be Squeeze]
Debian Testing [Current codename is Squeeze, Next will be Wheezy]
Debisn Unstable [Code name is always Sid]

When they release Squeeze, they just take a snapshot of testing and call it Stable/Squeeze. For a few days after that, testing and stable are identical. As packages being to flow in from Unstable into Testing, then testing and stable begin to diverge again.
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