POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing" or?

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What repos are you tracking?

Tracking "Linux Mint LATEST"
168
41%
Tracking "Linux Mint Incoming" (testing)
67
16%
Tracking "Debian Stable"
22
5%
Tracking "Debian Testing"
113
28%
Tracking "SID" (Unstable)
34
8%
Tracking "Experimental"
4
1%
 
Total votes : 408

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby twa on Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:10 am

Hi,
I'm on LMDE since first installation on Sep 2010 when was released.
upgraded on Jan 2011 and from last July with latest repo's.
always applied updated without any problem.
am currently using kernel 2.6.39.2-486
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby Stanie on Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:56 am

Hello GeneC (and everybody else),
you forgot to add 1 more option to this poll: Tracking "Debian Squeeze" (stable)
I tried LMDE testing, but had a few issues, so after a fresh installation of LMDE 32b 1/2011 (before dist-upgrading) I changed the sources from testing to stable and have now one very solid os. So far this seems to be the best choice for my 6 yr old laptop. BTW kernel 2.6.39-2-686-pae works just fine for me. Therefore you can say I have a hybrid Debian Stable/Debian Testing and in a few cases (like dockbarx, vlc) even Debian Unstable :D
I've voted Debian Testing but I would like to vote for Debian Stable as well if possible.
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby GeneC on Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:33 am

Stanie wrote:Hello GeneC (and everybody else),
you forgot to add 1 more option to this poll: Tracking "Debian Squeeze" (stable)
I tried LMDE testing, but had a few issues, so after a fresh installation of LMDE 32b 1/2011 (before dist-upgrading) I changed the sources from testing to stable and have now one very solid os. So far this seems to be the best choice for my 6 yr old laptop. BTW kernel 2.6.39-2-686-pae works just fine for me. Therefore you can say I have a hybrid Debian Stable/Debian Testing and in a few cases (like dockbarx, vlc) even Debian Unstable :D
I've voted Debian Testing but I would like to vote for Debian Stable as well if possible.


Hi Stanie!

I did edit the poll to add the Tracking "Debian Squeeze" (stable) option, but unfortunately it wiped out all of the previous polling votes. So sorry about that folks. If I had any indication that would have happened I would have never done it.

If any mods read this and can revert the poll back to previous, PLEASE do.

Thanks!
Again, sorry to all those following this post. :oops: :oops:
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby Oscar799 on Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:38 am

GeneC wrote:It might be of value for the developers to know what LMDE users are tracking.

I am tracking "Debian Testing". I was tracking "Linux Mint Incoming" (testing), but was feeling that it was taking too long (I can be impatient) :wink:
for upgrade packs to come through, and that the number of updates in the pack was so large that it would be hard to pinpoint problems.

EDIT:
Aug 12th
Added option of choosing "Debian Stable" repo
Anyone who has already voted can go back and change their vote. :wink:


ARRGHHH!! :evil:

Sorry folks.
I edited the poll to included new option, and it wiped out all of the polling votes.
If I knew that would happen I certainly would not have done it.

I am contacting the mods to see if it can be fixed>>..

If any MODS read this and can do something about it, please do.


I had a look but there doesn't seem to be any way to get the results back - can everyone who already voted vote again please?
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby trollboy on Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:44 am

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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby GeneC on Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:49 am

Oscar799 wrote:
GeneC wrote:It might be of value for the developers to know what LMDE users are tracking.

I am tracking "Debian Testing". I was tracking "Linux Mint Incoming" (testing), but was feeling that it was taking too long (I can be impatient) :wink:
for upgrade packs to come through, and that the number of updates in the pack was so large that it would be hard to pinpoint problems.

EDIT:
Aug 12th
Added option of choosing "Debian Stable" repo
Anyone who has already voted can go back and change their vote. :wink:


ARRGHHH!! :evil:

Sorry folks.
I edited the poll to included new option, and it wiped out all of the polling votes.
If I knew that would happen I certainly would not have done it.

I am contacting the mods to see if it can be fixed>>..

If any MODS read this and can do something about it, please do.


I had a look but there doesn't seem to be any way to get the results back - can everyone who already voted vote again please?


Thanks Oscar!

My apologies to everyone who has already voted.
That was a BIG mistake on my part. :oops: :oops:
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby randomizer on Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:16 am

I voted stable, but I'm not actually running it yet. If I was, that's what I would be tracking (along with the Mint repo for some updated applications like Firefox), since Testing just isn't worth the hassles to me. If I want cutting edge I go for Arch; it just works better than Debian Testing.
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby zerozero on Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:41 am

no worries Gene :) i voted again as i'm sure all will do 8)
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby kmb42vt on Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:04 pm

Currently tracking the new 'Incoming' and using the new 'mintupdate-debian' app for updating. Who knows what I'll do once the respin is out? Install the new release in 3 out of 4 partitions and track 'latest', 'incoming' and 'testing' at the same time? Good heavens, could I actually keep up with it? :D
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby nykur on Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:59 pm

michelsberg wrote:I do mix testing, unstable and experimental using apt-pinning.
While packages are generally installed from testing, I like certain programs in userspace to be more up to date.

This is my configuration in /etc/apt/preferences:
Code: Select all
Package: *
Pin: release o=linuxmint
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: origin packages.linuxmint.com
Pin-Priority: 700

# Package: *
# Pin: release o=Debian
# Pin-Priority: 500

# typically, we want to install from Debian testing
Package: *
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 500

# we want to KNOW what's in unstable but not
# install from there by default (lower prio)
Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 200

# we want to KNOW what's in experimental but not
# install from there by default (lower prio)
Package: *
Pin: release a=experimental
Pin-Priority:  50

# ------------------------------------------------------------
# install some specific packages as they come into
# the unstable repository
# ------------------------------------------------------------
Package: evolution* geany* gimp* gthumb* guake* hugin*          \
         latexila* libreoffice* meld* nautilus* openshot*       \
         stellarium* transmission* wine*
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 650

# ------------------------------------------------------------
# install some specific packages as they come in from
# upstream to the experimental repository
# ------------------------------------------------------------
Package: liblensfun* darktable*
Pin: release a=experimental
Pin-Priority: 600

So far, this seems to work nicely.


I'd suppose since technically you're tracking a bit og testing and unstable there should be an option in this poll to choose 3? Although maybe this would distort the outcome even more unless people are tracking more than a few packages from each repo, I'm not sure:-)

As for me I voted for testing as that's the only repo (aside from a few 3d party ones) I'm really *tracking*. I do have both testing and experimental enabled but pinned way down in etc/apt/preferences only because I find it very convenient when I want to manually install the odd package that's getting old and moldy in testing. But I don't automatically track any package from them repos.
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby hnrywng on Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:14 pm

Migrated from Debian Testing and I am currently using the Latest mint repos on my ThinkPad t40 and I have been very pleased with everything so far. There are no unresolved issues or hardware problems to report. The MU worked fine, but I still like updating via console. If I need something more cutting edge I just enable the testing or experimental repos depending on the situation... et voila! The magic of linux is wonderful.

Try that with windoze. :P

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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby TheGreatSudoku on Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:25 pm

I have, and always will use Sid repositories on a mint install.

However, I am extremely excited about and applaud the efforts of the Mint staff for finally making the "Constantly Usable Testing" idea finally come to fruition.

Ideas like the "always working" repository, and the ideas thrown around like porting Jockey (and other Ubuntu tools) to LMDE are a step in the right direction for Mint as a whole. One day down the road, when an LMDE spin has all the functionality of Ubuntu, but with a Debian base, that will be the beginning of the end for Ubuntu.

Mirroring the ease-of-use, the "just works, out of the box" of Ubuntu is only one part of the equation. The other parts are already in place. A repository system that takes the fear-of-breakage out of using a Debian testing base system. The QA and attention to detail that goes into Debian packages as opposed to the "we ship it broke and it MIGHT get fixed eventually" attitude of Ubuntu. A rolling release that you don't have to reformat and re-install every 6 months.

LMDE is approaching that "works like Ubutu without sucking Ubuntu" state.
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby Dar-es-Salaam on Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:01 am

Hi

I am using Incomming only. Not found any problems so far :D :D
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby msuggs on Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:45 am

michelsberg wrote:I do mix testing, unstable and experimental using apt-pinning.
While packages are generally installed from testing, I like certain programs in userspace to be more up to date.

This is my configuration in /etc/apt/preferences:
Code: Select all
Package: *
Pin: release o=linuxmint
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: origin packages.linuxmint.com
Pin-Priority: 700

# Package: *
# Pin: release o=Debian
# Pin-Priority: 500

# typically, we want to install from Debian testing
Package: *
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 500

# we want to KNOW what's in unstable but not
# install from there by default (lower prio)
Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 200

# we want to KNOW what's in experimental but not
# install from there by default (lower prio)
Package: *
Pin: release a=experimental
Pin-Priority:  50

# ------------------------------------------------------------
# install some specific packages as they come into
# the unstable repository
# ------------------------------------------------------------
Package: evolution* geany* gimp* gthumb* guake* hugin*          \
         latexila* libreoffice* meld* nautilus* openshot*       \
         stellarium* transmission* wine*
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 650

# ------------------------------------------------------------
# install some specific packages as they come in from
# upstream to the experimental repository
# ------------------------------------------------------------
Package: liblensfun* darktable*
Pin: release a=experimental
Pin-Priority: 600

So far, this seems to work nicely.

Ah, nothing like a bit of creative apt-pinning. Setup right it can do wonders :)
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby asymmetros on Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:59 pm

Voted again for incoming repo's. Just one little thing has changed since my initial vote; i acquired a tiny netbook as my secondary machine and tracking "Mint Squeeze" there :mrgreen:
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby Oscar799 on Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:20 am

Installed the 32 bit Gnome RC - tracking "incoming"
Ran the updates - nothing broke - so far,so good :D
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby slowman on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:32 am

Swich debian squeeze stable to Mint repo, it works pretty smooth so far. :D
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby Emerson Prado on Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:11 pm

I use Debian Stable because I'm too newbie to deal with the issues I had with Testing. Though I guess some compatibility issue between Stable (Squeeze) and LMDE could have broken Firefox 5: viewtopic.php?f=141&p=439502
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby lleiria on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:31 am

Hi,
Tracking Latest on 3 pc's, one at work and two at home.
I was tracking Incoming on one, but I quited after being obliged to reinstall the system after making a mess trying to solve some problems to which I couldn't find help.
By th way, I installed the new respin also on a netbook with only 1 GB and the result was amazingly good.
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby andrew5859 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:33 am

I'm tracking all of the above, with the exception of incoming & latest at the same time, I bounce between the 2
Dell Latitude D810/2.26Ghz Intel/2GB Crucial/250GB WD/nVidia Quadro FX 1400 256MB/Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG
Win7 Bus 32 bit/LMDE-Sid-MATE 32/64 Tracking Sid


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