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Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby zerozero on Sat May 04, 2013 8:58 pm

http://www.debian.org/
The latest stable release of Debian is 7.0. The last update to this release was made on May 4th, 2013. Read more about available versions of Debian.

http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130504
and Jessie is already rolling
!Debian #wheezy - the archive software (dak) is up and running, accepting updates for sid & jessie - #releasingwheezy
about 14 minutes ago from web
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Re: Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby mockturtl on Sun May 05, 2013 1:05 am

>party horns<

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Re: Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby mandrake88 on Sun May 05, 2013 2:13 am

can we expect UP comming soon ? :D
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Re: Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby Monsta on Sun May 05, 2013 5:54 am

mandrake88 wrote:can we expect UP comming soon ? :D

Change your apt sources to wheezy and get yourself a new homemade UP made of stable software :D
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Re: Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby excollier on Sun May 05, 2013 6:26 am

Downloading it now.
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Re: Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby rop75 on Sun May 05, 2013 11:05 am

Great news for debian stable users, bad news for Gnome 2 users (nevertheless they will keep using old stable for another year). In my case I have been using wheezy for the last ten months and I am really happy with it, so for the time being I will not move to Jessie (next three - four months are going to be really hard / fun for testing users... BTW: A message for all testing/sid users: Good luck!!... you are going to need it :wink: :wink: )

I guess we won't have a new UP until july / august.
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Re: Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby anmys on Sun May 05, 2013 11:52 am

BTW: A message for all testing/sid users: Good luck!!... you are going to need it :wink: :wink: )


Not exactly. Have been using testing+sid+experimental mix since many years. Whatever new I see in unstable/experimental, I have been installing and using them without any problems. So, it is not a problem really.

Of course, YMMV.
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Re: Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby thebro13 on Sun May 05, 2013 12:06 pm

I installed this last night, and spent the morning getting things configured and tweaked to the way I'm used to on the system. I was just talking to someone earlier in the day about how it was rumored/reported that Wheezy might be released this weekend.

Thanks, zerozero for the thread! I might not have noticed this for a few days otherwise.

Also, I love the Keep Calm and Install Wheezy image, mockturtl - LOL.
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Re: Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby mandrake88 on Sun May 05, 2013 4:59 pm

Monsta wrote:
mandrake88 wrote:can we expect UP comming soon ? :D

Change your apt sources to wheezy and get yourself a new homemade UP made of stable software :D


###### Debian Main Repos
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free

those are fine? Should i add this one too: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import ???
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Re: Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby Zorba on Sun May 05, 2013 7:11 pm

Why do experts use Debian or LMDE :roll: :roll:
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Re: Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby mockturtl on Sun May 05, 2013 7:21 pm

mandrake88 wrote:those are fine? Should i add this one too: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import ???
You'll need it to get Mint packages, but it won't be frozen -- it will evolve with jessie. If you want a stable Wheezy + Mint, get word to Clem & the gang. They can certainly cut a stable spin/mirror, but if there's little demand, it may be low priority.

You'll definitely want security.debian.org, and possibly others:

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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy-proposed-updates main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy-backports main contrib non-free
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import #incoming romeo
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Re: Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby mandrake88 on Mon May 06, 2013 1:55 am

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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy-proposed-updates main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy-backports main contrib non-free


what is the function of those repos?
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Re: Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby wayne128 on Mon May 06, 2013 3:54 am

My Debian Wheezy sources list
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 deb http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
 deb-src http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free

 deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
 deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free


and added this for Sun-java, used for banking
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deb http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg debs all
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Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" finally come out

Postby The Dark Side on Mon May 06, 2013 10:43 am

Fortunately, the new version of Debian is now available for download. I've already tried and it really works great, I think its better than its previous version. Debian is a rock, is very solid, I have not tried the Gnome version, but I've tried the version with KDE desktop, XFCE desktop and LXDE desktop. The three are Excellent !!!!

The only "bad" (if you call it that) of Debian, is that program versions are rather old, but they are truly stable. The desktop brings in the KDE edition is KDE 4.8.4, the desktop brings in the XFCE edition is XFCE 4.8. They are not the latest versions, but it really works well. Anyway, at this point, I think nobody in the Linux world, can argue that this is one of the best distributions of this world. Debian is solid, a rock and is absolutely fantastic. Greetings.
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Re: Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby rop75 on Mon May 06, 2013 5:18 pm

anmys wrote:
BTW: A message for all testing/sid users: Good luck!!... you are going to need it :wink: :wink: )


Not exactly. Have been using testing+sid+experimental mix since many years. Whatever new I see in unstable/experimental, I have been installing and using them without any problems. So, it is not a problem really.

Of course, YMMV.


Testing tends to be hectic and risky the weeks just after the release of stable, and, this time the freezing has been really long so next weeks are gonna be really fun for testing users: Testing/sid users are going to move from kernel 3.2 to 3.8, from GNOME 3.2 to 3.8, libreoffice from 3.5 to 4, xorg from 1.12 to 1.14... in just a few weeks.

An example: On Saturday there were just 6 critical bugs in testing, today there are 176 bugs....and rising
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Re: Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby rop75 on Mon May 06, 2013 7:14 pm

mandrake88 wrote:
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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy-proposed-updates main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy-backports main contrib non-free


what is the function of those repos?


A package needs some time and testing since it is created til is accepted in Debian stable: First the new package is included in experimental, then moves to sid and then to testing. At these stages, the package can not be used by people using Debian stable

Later the package might go to backports so people using stable might use recent versions of their favourite packages (in fact backports is a group of packages taken from testing recompiled to be used in stable).

The proposed-updates is the next step, and it is similar to the incoming repo in LMDE: These packages are bug-free and are pretty safe, but the Debian team want to test them a bit more before upload that package to stable

Wheezy-updates are new versions of packages (generally those versions just fix known bugs that don't involve security). Wheezy/updates ( are new versions that fix bugs that might affect the security of your system). These two kind of updates should be installed by all users
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Re: Debian 7 Wheezy is out

Postby mandrake88 on Mon May 06, 2013 7:56 pm

rop75 wrote:
mandrake88 wrote:
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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy-proposed-updates main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy-backports main contrib non-free


what is the function of those repos?


A package needs some time and testing since it is created til is accepted in Debian stable: First the new package is included in experimental, then moves to sid and then to testing. At these stages, the package can not be used by people using Debian stable

Later the package might go to backports so people using stable might use recent versions of their favourite packages (in fact backports is a group of packages taken from testing recompiled to be used in stable).

The proposed-updates is the next step, and it is similar to the incoming repo in LMDE: These packages are bug-free and are pretty safe, but the Debian team want to test them a bit more before upload that package to stable

Wheezy-updates are new versions of packages (generally those versions just fix known bugs that don't involve security). Wheezy/updates ( are new versions that fix bugs that might affect the security of your system). These two kind of updates should be installed by all users


thx, vgood info.
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Re: Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" finally come out

Postby NewDisciple on Mon May 06, 2013 8:42 pm

Tried the Gnome Live DVD. "Gnome 3 Failed to load."
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Re: Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" finally come out

Postby bigj231 on Mon May 06, 2013 9:53 pm

I used Wheezy a year ago when it was still testing. It was nice for what it was. I'm extremely surprised about the error with Gnome 3 though. I've never had an issue with Debian stable not working. Now Sid on the other hand...
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Re: Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" finally come out

Postby KBD47 on Tue May 07, 2013 12:02 am

All the Debian live CDs booted up fine for me. Been using Wheezy on the desktop since last summer, and recently installed it again on a netbook. A very solid release. Shared a few thoughts about it on my blog:
http://kbd-thinkingoutloud.blogspot.com ... -here.html
I will add that Mint Debian is much easier and quicker to install.
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