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 tek_heretik on Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:58 pm

tdockery97 wrote:Just re-did my LMDE install with repos pointed to Squeeze. I want to have the Gnome 2 desktop for another 2 years or so.


Same here, the Gnome that is.
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby tek_heretik on Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:24 pm

Really love LMDE BUT, have to have wine (decrypt my passwords file) and dvdstyler, must haves, could be a deal breaker/show stopper. =(
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby andrew5859 on Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:13 pm

I've been running LMDE w/Sid+MATE, and I must say, it's all running very well.....I'm also running LM 12 Lisa on my other maching, also running MATE & Cinnamon on it.....great stuff....cheers everyone.


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

Postby bootmakr on Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:00 pm

tdockery97 wrote:While I have the latest update manager, like some of the other posters I don't want to wait and have 200 updates at once. I would rather do my updates the Debian way.

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

Postby eiver on Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:56 pm

Tracking "Linux Mint LATEST" - because that is the only thing, that supports Compiz - please do not take it away from us.
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby GeneC on Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:13 pm

eiver wrote:Tracking "Linux Mint LATEST" - because that is the only thing, that supports Compiz - please do not take it away from us.


Ah! Sorry Eiver, but Gnome 2.3 has only a couple weeks life left in LMDE.

Clem says that Update Pack 4 is coming in a couple weeks, and with that comes Gnome 3.2, Shell, Cinnamon, cant use Compiz there.
Not sure if MATE will come with the update pack, but if it doesn't, you can add it, and use Compiz.
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby Bergschreck on Mon May 14, 2012 2:11 am

Currently I'm using Mint Latest, but I think about switching to Debian testing. I'm wondering what the advantage is when using Mint Latest. Updates last a long time (much more than the promised 1 month cycle). I cannot see any benefit on waiting for mint update packs. I'm still waiting for an update of the cups-filteres package.

Can someone enlighten me? What is the benefit of waiting for update packs? As I understand, this is only a snapshot of debian testing. Is there any development activity (bug fixing) by the Mint developers? What is the cause of this long delay?
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby melbo on Mon May 14, 2012 2:40 am

Bergschreck wrote:Is there any development activity (bug fixing) by the Mint developers? What is the cause of this long delay?

Yes. Mint devs make sure that there are no breakages before releasing an update pack. Debian prides itself on 'stable' and LMDE is attempting to do the same. Debian is not marketed as bleeding edge although I have added sid repos to grab a fresh package from time to time.
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby rop75 on Wed May 23, 2012 3:25 pm

i am currently tracking LM Latest repo, but as soon as Debian Testing is frozen I will change my repos to track Debian Testing (as it will be as stable as latest repo and testing will be much safer - as it will fix the bugs and vulnerabilities quicker than Mint Latest).
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby nextdistroplease on Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:18 pm

I sincerely hope that I am doing this correctly, but I followed the instructions on this link:

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/250

Therefore, I assume that I am tracking Debian unstable.

I upgraded OpenArena to 0.8.8-5/Debian and it works fine.

I'll try a couple of more packages, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be doing something else: such as general upgrades & updates for the whole system.
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby zerozero on Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:34 pm

there's only one way to know :)
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inxi -r
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cat /etc/apt/preferences
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby nextdistroplease on Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:15 am

zerozero wrote:there's only one way to know :)


Oh, yes! I love this...

Should we be "reporting" our findings?

mame 0.146 unstable -> working well, so far.

I was presented with an option to replace my mame.ini file with the developer's new mame.ini, which I did.

/etc/mame/mame.ini was replaced and renamed to /etc/mame/mame.ini.dpkg-old

My mame.ini in ~/.mame/mame.ini remained untouched.

Xiphos 3.1.5(-webkit) unstable -> Appears to be working well.

I really wanted a pure Debian on my system, but "my" wireless made that too difficult.

I was admittedly put off at first by the eye candy and other things within Linux Mint, but I am very pleased with this.

Lubuntu was fast, but I encountered "System Errors" more often than I thought I should be,

I haven't had any system errors yet with LMDE.

My Openbox session is fast.

Testing unstable feels like the next best thing. I am very pleased.

I've been with Linux 5 or 6 months.
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby pat69a on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:29 am

Hi,

I am tracking Testing since 1,5 years.
I switched to the update packs for a while,
hopped the monthly cycle could be fulfitted.
But the long time period between UP3 and UP4
brought me back to Testing.
I also do not like the idea, having no security
updates for several months.
I even believe it is less critical to install about
some packages per day than several hundrets at once.

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

Postby ringo32 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:17 pm

Since few days i tracking Testing/sid, because i love fresh chromium :) and updates is what i like, not in 1 time constantly 1.1gb, thats bloated :) i like lmde for some reason , lots less bleeding edge give much as possible updates and is much as possible stable.... i dont understand :)
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby tallship on Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:42 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:
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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.


Hey @michelsberg, thanks for sharing that :)
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby cwwgateway on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:50 pm

I now have an old desktop running debian testing with the linux mint and solusos repos, so it has, in some cases, more up-to-date apps than sid. It's running xfce 4.8. My main laptop has Debian Sid Xfce with lots of different sources, here's the list (output of inxi -r):
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Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
           deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bumblebee.list
           deb http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main contrib
           deb-src http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/googlechrome.list
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/googleearth.list
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/linuxmint.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import incoming
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/liquorix.list
           deb http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mozilla.list
           deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian experimental main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/multimedia.list
           deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org sid main non-free
           deb-src http://www.deb-multimedia.org sid main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skype.list
           deb [arch=i386] http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xfcenext.list
           deb http://packages.siduction.org/xfcenext unstable main

That dual-boots with an LMDE latest with Cinnamon.
Edit: my apt-preferences has everything at 700 except experimental which has a priority of -1 except for icedove* and iceweasel* which have priorities of 900.
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby widget on Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:27 am

ringo32 wrote:Since few days i tracking Testing/sid, because i love fresh chromium :) and updates is what i like, not in 1 time constantly 1.1gb, thats bloated :) i like lmde for some reason , lots less bleeding edge give much as possible updates and is much as possible stable.... i dont understand :)

Debian testing that LMDE is using as its base is in freeze and should become the new stable (Debian 8) sometime around Feb.

Debian packages start in the experimental repo, migrate to Sid and then to testing. With testing in pre-release freeze Sid is pretty much in freeze too. The packages there are ones that are going to migrate to testing as bug fixes.

Debian does not use a date to determine the release. The release date is set by "critical release related" bugs. As of a couple days ago there were 155 release critical bugs left to fix for release to be possible under the Debian release policy.

What this means is that Sid is pretty damned stable right now.

The day Wheezy becomes the "new stable" (Squeeze will then be the "old stable" and supported for another year) Sid will have a HUGE package upgrade and will not be anywhere near as stable as it is now.

Testing will become Jessie and it too will get a Huge package upgrade when Wheezy goes stable. May not be very stable either although I had no trouble with the upgrade from Squeeze (then testing) to Wheezy the day Squeeze went to stable.

Not trying to discourage you in the least from using Sid, I am on Sid right now. Just a heads up that the very moment that Wheezy goes stable you will have a big update/upgrade cycle, similar to an Update Pack upgrade in LMDE. Those packages will be the start of Debian 8 (Jessie). They may or maynot be stable.

I highly recommend installing the package "apt-list bugs" on installs using the Debian testing or Sid repos. It will warn you of KNOWN bugs in packages you upgrade or install. You should keep in mind that you may be the lucky person to discover a new unknown bug. Old testers call that advenure FUN.
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Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Postby teatime on Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:39 pm

Debian stable on bare metal and in VM (KVM) LMDE incoming but I wish there would be two LMDE editions:

LMDE stable (which tracks debian stable) and get carefully tested mint packages (Cinnamon,...)

LMDE testing which should be a testbed for stable
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