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installing individual packages from debian website

Post by gothmog123 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:01 pm

Hi guys I'm trying to find a way to get an up-to-date chromium in LMDE UP3 and was wondering, is it safe to download and install wheezy packages individually from the debian website into my LMDE UP3 system. What is the official stance on this? Is there any risk at all? They're basically the same systems - one is just a bit older. No?

I'm talking about this:

http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/amd64 ... m/download

(update: I tried to install it and dependency gconf-service is not satisfiable)
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Re: installing individual packages from debian website

Post by craigevil » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:22 pm

gothmog123 wrote:Hi guys I'm trying to find a way to get an up-to-date chromium in LMDE UP3 and was wondering, is it safe to download and install wheezy packages individually from the debian website into my LMDE UP3 system. What is the official stance on this? Is there any risk at all? They're basically the same systems - one is just a bit older. No?

I'm talking about this:

http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/amd64 ... m/download

(update: I tried to install it and dependency gconf-service is not satisfiable)
Add the Debian testing repo, but chances are other packages will be upgraded. Which may or may not make your system unstable.

Or just download Chrome from Google.
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Re: installing individual packages from debian website

Post by zerozero » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:00 pm

UP4 brings chromium17

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amadeu@zerozero:~$ apt policy chromium
chromium:
  Installed: 17.0.963.78~r125577-1
  Candidate: 17.0.963.78~r125577-1
  Version table:
 *** 17.0.963.78~r125577-1 0
        500 http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/ testing/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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Re: installing individual packages from debian website

Post by gothmog123 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:53 am

Thanks for the replies. Yeah I might just wait for UP4. (When is it coming?)

Or I was thinking of switching to Opera. I noticed that it's bleeding edge in the Mint repos and way newer than UP3. The newest stable release in fact.

So I guess software "independent" from the Debian system is updated outside the update pack system - always to the bleeding edge?
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Re: installing individual packages from debian website

Post by craigevil » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:16 am

Opera has its own repo, you can install the current stable or the beta.

#Opera Browser
#Opera Browser (final releases)
# deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free
#Opera-Next Browser (beta releases)
# deb http://deb.opera.com/opera-beta/ stable non-free
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Re: installing individual packages from debian website

Post by gothmog123 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:36 am

Yeah I know that one.

But the Mint repo has the same Opera as the one in the Opera repo. It's that up-to-date. It' definitely not from UP3.
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Re: installing individual packages from debian website

Post by zerozero » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:26 am

opera is provided by mint repo, so its update policy is independent from the UP
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Re: installing individual packages from debian website

Post by gothmog123 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:03 am

zerozero wrote:opera is provided by mint repo, so its update policy is independent from the UP
Sweet. Opera was born to be used in LMDE.
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