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'testing' in sources.list

Postby ozgta » 2019-02-10 03:19

Hi,
Using 'Buster' Is it still OK to change the sources list from 'buster' to 'testing'?

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Re: 'testing' in sources.list

Postby kalle123 » 2019-02-10 07:17

Have Buster running in a vbox.

Changing buster to testing im my sources.list and doing an update did not produce any errors. Works like expected.

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deb http://security.debian.org/ buster/updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://security.debian.org/ buster/updates main contrib non-free

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

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


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deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free

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

    deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing-proposed-updates main contrib non-free
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Re: 'testing' in sources.list

Postby Ardouos » 2019-02-10 11:34

Changing from Buster to testing means that you will always follow the testing channel, rather than following Buster until it is stable. Right now Buster is transitioning into being frozen so no newer packages will be added. But when the testing floodgates are opened again your system will likely break.

If your system breaks, it is yours to keep. :)
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Re: 'testing' in sources.list

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-02-10 11:38

kalle123 wrote:
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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian buster-proposed-updates main contrib non-free

^ We've had problem threads in the past caused by the proposed-updates repository, it may be best to drop that line.
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Re: 'testing' in sources.list

Postby kalle123 » 2019-02-10 14:10

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
kalle123 wrote:
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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian buster-proposed-updates main contrib non-free

^ We've had problem threads in the past caused by the proposed-updates repository, it may be best to drop that line.


On vbox I have snapshots and on the Buster installation on a separate SSD timeshift is active.

No problem till now.
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Re: 'testing' in sources.list

Postby ozgta » 2019-02-10 21:20

Thanks everyone for you advice.

I don't have this line, should it be there?
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing-proposed-updates main contrib non-free
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Re: 'testing' in sources.list

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-02-10 22:07

ozgta wrote:I don't have this line, should it be there?
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing-proposed-updates main contrib non-free

There is no "testing-proposed-updates" repository, it doesn't exist.

You do understand that your system may break once the freeze stops in a few months if you have "testing" instead of "buster", right?

If you use "buster" then you will have a stable system after the freeze, it will be much more reliable than testing.
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Re: 'testing' in sources.list

Postby ozgta » 2019-02-11 00:59

Thanks Head_on _Stick.
I will keep it as Buster just to be sure.
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Re: 'testing' in sources.list

Postby kalle123 » 2019-02-11 05:41

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:There is no "testing-proposed-updates" repository, it doesn't exist.


But 'buster-proposed-updates' exists. And therefor I'll keep it in my buster sources.list. :wink:

http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/debia ... d-updates/

And switching from buster in sources.list to testing here was only a short test.
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Re: 'testing' in sources.list

Postby Bulkley » 2019-02-11 16:18

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
ozgta wrote:I don't have this line, should it be there?
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing-proposed-updates main contrib non-free

There is no "testing-proposed-updates" repository, it doesn't exist.

But there is. Follow the link. It goes to Oregon State University's Open Source Lab. Comparing that link with the one in my Debian sources.list
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http://ftp.debian.org/debian
which does not have that testing-proposed-updates you can see that the difference is that 'us' in the source.

So, what's happening here? Is Oregon State University running an unofficial Debian repository?
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Re: 'testing' in sources.list

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-02-11 18:52

Bulkley wrote:But there is.

Yes, you are right :o

Apologies for the misinformation.

Bulkley wrote:So, what's happening here? Is Oregon State University running an unofficial Debian repository?

No, I was just wrong :mrgreen:

The redirector also has a testing-proposed-updates repository:

https://cdn-aws.deb.debian.org/debian/d ... d-updates/

What can I say? I'm still a n00b... :roll:
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