How to prepare for keeping LMDE2 after EOL?

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LMDE 2 support ends on 1-1-2019
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BrunoMiranda
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How to prepare for keeping LMDE2 after EOL?

Post by BrunoMiranda » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:06 pm

Hi guys!

I still want to keep LMDE2 after it's official EOL, at least until I have LDME3 configured to the point I find it suitable for production. Or keep LMDE2 if I can't get my old look&feel on LMDE3 /EndOfRantAboutNewGUIdesignTrends :wink:

So for what I've seen around and willing to compile it all here under this thread for clearness and easiness of access, all we need to do is make sure we have the Debian repos activated, uninstall Firefox and manually install Firefox-ESR, and we're good to go until June 2020. Right? Or do you have anything else to add?

So,

- Make sure we have the Debian repos activated:

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deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie-backports main
has to be on your /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jessie-backports.list


- Manually install Firefox-ESR and a language pack if needed (in my case, Portuguese):

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sudo apt update
sudo apt install firefox-ESR firefox-ESR-l10n-pt-pt

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sudo apt purge firefox
I'm using Sync and in my case FF-ESR got all the settings immediately from the old version and assumed it as the current device. Needed do nothing. Neat!


And then I assume you're good to go until June 2020.

Am I right or missing something? Let me know if there's anything to add here. Thanks!
Bye for now,
Bruno


(Always backup before you fvckup :mrgreen: )


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