squeezy wrote:I cast the first "something else" vote
I have no end of fun lately trying to build non-existent LMDE versions such as pure MATE, pure Cinnamon, a pure GNOME Shell version (my latest), starting from a CLI environment created with a netinstall iso. I can install debian-system-adjustments and mintsystem packages to get LMDE branding and subtle Mint styling cues like hidden update button in Synaptic, etc. Also install MDM with Mint theme so login is authentic looking. However, I cannot install certain Mint packages like mint-artwork-debian or mint-meta-codecs due to broken dependencies when running against Debian testing repos.
So, my "something else" will be to hope/pray that the packages.linuxmint.com debian repo gets updated to fully work against frozen testing
LifeInTheGrey wrote:Mint meta codecs isnt necessary; you can install the codecs individually and it works just the same. The reason it breaks is because its a meta package of specific versions of codecs that doesn't update individual ones (back with the original LMDE based off pure Debian Testing, it broke all the time) I can even give you my list of codecs to install that I use on my HTS.
Not sure why the artwork wouldn't work though. That is odd.
Ken_g6 wrote:I might be interested in cherry-picking something like Firefox 13 from Sid. But I can't find any info on how to do that.
pluraldave wrote:Stick with testing. The real question is what happens when testing becomes stable.
rop75 wrote:Hi, I voted the first option (I will track testing). Anyway, i think that the right question would be The "Freeze" is coming - what will Clem & friends will do?. Ltest/incoming repos only make sense as long as testing is not frozen. But, from my point of view once testing freezes, testing becomes pretty "stable", and tracking latest repos is nearly pointless (and so maintaining these repos is)
squeezy wrote:Ken_g6 wrote:I might be interested in cherry-picking something like Firefox 13 from Sid. But I can't find any info on how to do that.
And you won't either. You can't get Firefox from a Debian repo, you'd have to settle for Iceweasel. You can get Firefox from some Mozilla repo I think. Not sure which one.
zerozero wrote:pluraldave wrote:Stick with testing. The real question is what happens when testing becomes stable.
we start the adventure once again into debian 8? or there was another meaning in your question?
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