Howto: Set up and Maintain a Mixed Testing/Unstable System

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Re: Howto: Set up and Maintain a Mixed Testing/Unstable System

Postby Burt » 2010-03-18 06:28

here ya go :

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# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Squeeze_ - Official Snapshot amd64 DVD Binary-1 #20100125-08:31]/ squeeze contrib main

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Squeeze_ - Official Snapshot amd64 DVD Binary-1 #20100125-08:31]/ squeeze contrib main

# deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free

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

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

#deb ftp://ftp.debian-multimedia.org/ testing main
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing main

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://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing main
deb http://debian.sur5r.net/minitube/ testing main

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
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Re: Howto: Set up and Maintain a Mixed Testing/Unstable System

Postby debil » 2010-03-18 08:46

Burt wrote:
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W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/www.debian-multimedia.org_dists_testing_main_binary-amd64_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/main Translation-en_GB (/var/lib/apt/lists/www.debian-multimedia.org_dists_testing_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fGB)


any ideas?

See if you can spot a duplicate sources.list entry http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/main in your /etc/apt/sources.list :) If you spot one, you can safely remove the other similar line.
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Re: Howto: Set up and Maintain a Mixed Testing/Unstable System

Postby bugsbunny » 2010-03-18 13:05

I don't know what this one is:
deb http://debian.sur5r.net/minitube/ testing main
but, assuming it's legit and should be kept, try this:

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

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

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://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing main non-free
deb-src http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing main non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ unstable main non-free
deb-src http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ unstable main non-free

deb http://debian.sur5r.net/minitube/ testing main
I stripped out the commented entries.. You had duplicates for:
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing main

I replaced the dup with an entry for "unstable", since I noticed you were had both testing and unstable in the official repos. (Just make sure you have default-release, or pinning, set correctly when both testing and unstable are being used).
I also added non-free to the multimedia line since he's added that to the repo lately.
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Re: Howto: Set up and Maintain a Mixed Testing/Unstable System

Postby Burt » 2010-03-18 21:05

worked like a charm, thank you :)
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Re: Howto: Set up and Maintain a Mixed Testing/Unstable Syst

Postby dinjo » 2011-12-14 07:48

How do i add expermential pack ?
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Postby TomRoche » 2012-07-08 23:48

diego1116 wrote:How I mix Debian testing, unstable and experimental
http://beranger.org/index.php?fullarticle=1062&page=3k

Using Sarge with backports and other sources (even sid)
http://www.beranger.org/index.php?article=931&page=3k


Unfortunately the beranger.org blog is dead. Links to similar articles, esp the first (since I don't quite understand the relationship of experimental to testing and unstable) would be appreciated.
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Re: Howto: Set up and Maintain a Mixed Testing/Unstable Syst

Postby vbrummond » 2012-07-09 00:04

Experimental is packages that are for alpha testing only; Not really for normal users to use. I suppose it is 'use at your own risk'. Unstable is the initial upload point for Debian packages intending to be in the next stable. It is sort of like a rolling release. After 10 days and fulfilling a set of quality standards packages from unstable migrate to testing which after being frozen (no new uploads except more significant fixes) becomes the next stable.

If you do not know any better use stable. If you are familiar with Debian systems you can use sid, just be cautious before you upgrade and read bug reports and changelogs. Testing can be useful as a base in which you also install sid packages you need; that way you can downgrade if a sid package has issues. This is more advanced however and may need apt pinning.
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Re: Howto: Set up and Maintain a Mixed Testing/Unstable Syst

Postby nadir » 2012-07-09 09:44

dinjo wrote:How do i add expermential pack ?

add experimental sources and install with "apt-get install -t experimental packagename".

pointless rant from AuntMartha:
Per default packages from experimental will not be installed, hence no pinning or setting to default (like when using mixed testing-unstable, where without activity you will upgrade completely to unstable) is needed. They will only be installed if you explicitly say so (via -t experimental).
But yeah, probably the best is to not use it at all. a) Stable or Stable with Backports, b) Testing or Mixed Testing/Unstable or c) pure Unstable
(and packages from experimental only make sense for b and c).
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