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Installed XFCE Debian: Massive update? Solved

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The update manager states there are over 700 updates, more than 500mb in size.

I cleared all of the check boxes, and only allowed a few recognizable updates to occur...

Should I allow the full update? It seems...HUGE.

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Re: Just installed XFCE Debian: Massive update?

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After a new 'stable' release of Debian, the Testing Repros are no longer in the 'freeze' stage -- and are running wide open.
We expected this to happen, in the first few months after Debian 6 and LMDE were released.

Unfortunately, the next 'updated' release of LMDE is coming, but is not here yet.
Rumor has it, that an updated mid-year release of LMDE 2011.6 is due next month.

You can either wait for the next 'updated' release ... or take your chances with the 1000 updates.
All those updates, should do nothing to the OS -- except take a lot of time to download.

If you change the Debian repros (sources.list) to point toward Squeeze (stable), there are not so many updates and you can then update the individual apps to the newer version yourself, from the squeeze-backports repositories.
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Re: Just installed XFCE Debian: Massive update?

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Wow, ok. I think I will avoid the huge update since I have only a 40gb hard drive.

How do I point to Debian stable?
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apsrn wrote:
How do I point to Debian stable?
use your editor, open file /etc/apt/sources.list, then see a list of Debian repos, change all those 'Testing' to "Squeeze". Save file.
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Thanks a bunch for the help.

I have another question: I removed some programs (Thunderbird, Xchat, etc) and notice that update manager is still including updates for those programs.

How can I "reboot" the update manager so it reflects currently installed programs?
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apsrn wrote:How can I "reboot" the update manager so it reflects currently installed programs?
After, you change the sources.list from 'testing' to 'squeeze' . . . a simple (in the terminal) sudo apt-get update should do it.
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vrkalak wrote:
apsrn wrote:How can I "reboot" the update manager so it reflects currently installed programs?
After, you change the sources.list from 'testing' to 'squeeze' . . . a simple (in the terminal) sudo apt-get update should do it.
You can also tell the Update manager to ignore discrete packages by name (I had to do this for the nvidia-installer-cleaner
package).
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