LMDE for a beginner...did I make a mistake?

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Re: LMDE for a beginner...did I make a mistake?

Postby sparksabre » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:36 am

@dawgdoc oh i see, i thought it because of the backports..
Thanks for the correction..

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Re: LMDE for a beginner...did I make a mistake?

Postby LifeInTheGrey » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:37 am

dawgdoc wrote:LifeInTheGrey's tutorial will change the LMDE install from a rolling release into Squeeze, but this is not because you add the backports. In the repository address lines in /etc/apt/sources.list it is the substition of the word stable for testing that does this. The backport repositories allows you to add newer versions of applications which have been approved by the Debian stable maintainers, probably things like Firefox 4, newer versions of OpenOffice, etc. Although in his tutorial you are adding LibreOffice from a downloaded tarball instead of from the backport repository.

Thanks for the clarification on the backports definition and all, and you are correct in that it allows for stable approved backports, the most important of which being Firefox 4. I'm not a Firefox guy (Chrome all the way), but I know how much many people love it, hence my inclusion of the repo.

In fairness, I should provide clarity regarding my installation of LibreOffice from the the tarball rather than the repo; the repo only has version 3.3.2, whereas the most recent stable version is 3.4, which has several marked improvements. If this isn't a big deal for you, its much easier to simply to go terminal and type:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libreoffice

I should also clarify that changing the sources my way will simply change it to the stable release; not squeeze specifically. You can replace "stable" with "squeeze" in all instances to stay on squeeze permenantly, and I realize that the stable version is probably not going to be wheezy for another year and a half, but it was just a small point I wanted to make that when wheezy becomes the next stable, a system set up as I described will upgrade with it (except for the squeeze-backports repo, that you will probably need to change to wheezy-backports).

Edit: btw, dawgdoc, gotta know where you got that banner in your sig. its friggin sweet.
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Re: LMDE for a beginner...did I make a mistake?

Postby dawgdoc » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:48 pm


It was created by mmesantos1, he is very active in the theming and desktop threads. In fact he has created his on forum regarding customizing various Linux desktops. Linux Screenshots Forum http://screenshotsfrlinux.freeforums.org/

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