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Pointing to Stable Repository

Postby KBD47 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:42 pm

I would like some opinions about what would be the worst that could happen if I change my repositories from Latest to Stable? Long term what would likely happen, especially when Wheezy enters Stable in a year or so?
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Re: Pointing to Stable Repository

Postby lahirdenganselamat » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:06 pm

IMO the worst could happen is, you won't get update for a while (because your installed package was newer than ones on the repo). I think there is no big risk doing such a thing..
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Re: Pointing to Stable Repository

Postby KBD47 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:08 pm

lahirdenganselamat wrote:IMO the worst could happen is, you won't get update for a while (because your installed package was newer than ones on the repo). I think there is no big risk doing such a thing..


Thanks. I didn't think much would happen.
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Re: Pointing to Stable Repository

Postby KBD47 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:11 pm

It was interesting to see there were about 80 updates in Debian Stable repository.
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Re: Pointing to Stable Repository

Postby lahirdenganselamat » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:23 pm

wow, it's new to me, seems like I have to try that on my LMDE xfce.. :D yesterday she refuse to boot (she sit on my vbox) after last update..
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Re: Pointing to Stable Repository

Postby KBD47 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:36 am

Here are the Repositories I'm set to now:

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import backport
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib non-free
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main contrib non-free

I was pointing to Latest, I blocked those out and used the ones above. Like I mentioned, about 80 updates. Everything seems to be working fine.
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Re: Pointing to Stable Repository

Postby LifeInTheGrey » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:54 am

KBD47 wrote:Here are the Repositories I'm set to now:

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import backport
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib non-free
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main contrib non-free

I was pointing to Latest, I blocked those out and used the ones above. Like I mentioned, about 80 updates. Everything seems to be working fine.
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Most likely this is due to squeeze-backports, which oddly enough gets updates sooner than even debian testing in some scenarios. Like I'm on testing right now, and JUST last night I got the 3.2 kernel, when it was available from squeeze-backports for some time now.
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Re: Pointing to Stable Repository

Postby KBD47 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:10 pm

I got the 3.2 kernel as well, and I think LibreOffice got an update also. I figured it was the backport. It will be nice not having to wonder if an update will break something. I've got the installs on both of my computers set to those repositories now.
BTW I believe I got those repositories from your Debian Stable Mint page, so thanks!
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Re: Pointing to Stable Repository

Postby LifeInTheGrey » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:45 am

KBD47 wrote:I got the 3.2 kernel as well, and I think LibreOffice got an update also. I figured it was the backport. It will be nice not having to wonder if an update will break something. I've got the installs on both of my computers set to those repositories now.
BTW I believe I got those repositories from your Debian Stable Mint page, so thanks!
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