Buster vs. Testing

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Buster vs. Testing

Postby dg773 » 2018-02-15 19:43

I have an etc/apt/sources.list line as follows:

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian buster main non-free contrib

But this package "cannot be located"

Package firmware-linux-nonfree
buster (testing) (metapackages): Binary firmware for various drivers in the Linux kernel (meta-package) [non-free]
20170823-1: all

However, when I change my source to

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing main non-free contrib

It shows up! How could this be? I thought at the moment (Feb, 2018) "buster" and "testing" were COMPLETELY equivalent.

Thanks -
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Re: Buster vs. Testing

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-02-15 21:16

Buster is the current Testing distribution. They are at the moment the same thing.
You need contrib and non-free repos for (surprise!) non-free packages.
Use this example list instead of ftp one:
https://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList#Exa ... urces.list
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apt update

is required to update the list.
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Re: Buster vs. Testing

Postby dg773 » 2018-02-15 23:27

Hmm. Still not sure non-free worked with that one sources line, changing only "buster" to "testing". I'll try deb instead of ftp. Thanks for the help.
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