apt update && apt dist-upgrade
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fabiog wrote:Hi zerozero,
thanks, but I was more interested on how that works under the hood: if lmde and sparkylinux/#! are both pointing at the debian repos, what differentiates them, aside the graphical environment?
I'm maybe just confused on how distros are built: debian testing + some linuxmint stuff = lmde?? debian testing + some sparkylinux stuff = sparkylinux? I'm sure there's more to that...
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
Chris M wrote: If I'm correct, there's only that 1 Mint repo that's maintained. Maintaining that 1 will keep you in the Mint game, while rolling along with Debian Testing or Sid. .
zerozero wrote:if you need this howto to help you make the jump into testing or sid you should think twice because, probably, you are not preparedgeneral warnings:
- if you leave the update-packs, cinnamon might (will) break one day
- if you leave the update-packs nvidia and amd might break anytime
- if you leave the update-packs you should update frequently (daily if possibly)why should you do it
- update-packs are boring stable
- you want to learn more about your system and how linux works in general
- you think it's fun spending time maintaining your system
- you want the latest&greatestwhy shouldn't you do it
- update-packs are rock solid
- you can't afford downtime / that is a production machine
- you hate when something breakswhich one to pick: testing or sid?
- sid is more interesting but a lot more dangerous: you have to realize that it can break badly in the next update
- breakages and bugs are solved a lot faster in sid (sometimes in the same day) than in testing but are more frequent as well
zerozero wrote::lol: with that introduction?? i'm afraid "they" won't come even close
py-thon wrote:How can I track testing with that?
py-thon wrote:Is it safe to reduce official-package-repositories.list to one line
py-thon wrote:2. What are synaptic's preferences after deleting /etc/apt/preferences when packages exist in mint's as well as debian's repos? Or will both versions be shown?
py-thon wrote:Are there mint packages that should better be deactivated or deinstalled when tracking testing?
Monsta wrote:APT will read both places.
Monsta wrote:py-thon wrote:2. What are synaptic's preferences after deleting /etc/apt/preferences when packages exist in mint's as well as debian's repos? Or will both versions be shown?
I don't know why Synaptic is mentioned here, but after that file is removed, all the repos receive the same priority (500).
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