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Changin from stable to testing - The repos needed?

Postby calkekecal » 2017-11-12 10:11

I have finally decided that Debian is the best choice to get rid of Windows dependence. After some time on stable it seems that testing is worth to try. Is the following repo enough, since as far as I understand security updates are backports are not necessary?

deb tor+http://vwakviie2ienjx6t.onion/debian/ testing main contrib non-free

Another question is whether I need scr-deb or not?
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Re: Changin from stable to testing - The repos needed?

Postby steve_v » 2017-11-12 10:21

Yes, assuming you have a valid reason for updating over TOR.
e.g.:
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sed -i -e 's/stretch/buster/g' -e '/updates/s/^/#/' -e '/backports/s/^/#/' /etc/apt/sources.list



No, unless you want to (re)compile packages yourself.

Usual warnings regards running testing apply, of course.
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Re: Changin from stable to testing - The repos needed?

Postby arochester » 2017-11-12 10:28

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https://wiki.debian.org/DebianTesting


Moving from Stable to Testing is not an upgrade. Testing is for testing.
"Something to be aware of: Debian is a core or source distribution. This means there are many Debian-based distributions. THEY ARE NOT DEBIAN."
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Re: Changin from stable to testing - The repos needed?

Postby pylkko » 2017-11-12 18:33

On testing you don't need backports because there are no such things. Also there are no security patches.

If you want newer software, then notice that there are other distributions where you will get more updated software and also possible security patches.
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Re: Changin from stable to testing - The repos needed?

Postby stevepusser » 2017-11-12 23:57

Or other Stretch-compatible "backports" repos besides just the Debian one...like some of mine, but you then have to trust the maintainer(s).
The MX Linux repositories: Backports galore! If we don't have something, just ask and we'll try--we like challenges. New packages: Krita 3.3.2.1, Pale Moon 27.6.0, Audacity 2.2.0, mpv 0.27.0, Corebird 1.7.1, Firefox 57.0, SMPlayer 17.11.2
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Re: Changin from stable to testing - The repos needed?

Postby bdtc1 » 2017-11-13 02:48

Before worrying about testing, you might want to see if whatever you wish to try is already available as a backport for stable. See "Search Package Directories" at https://www.debian.org/distrib/packages. Select "Any" distribution, and look for for backport versions in the search results.
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Re: Changin from stable to testing - The repos needed?

Postby Lysander » 2017-11-13 09:49

I would point the OP to the link in my sig titled

What makes a stable release 'stable' vs testing/unstable?

before seriously considering moving to testing.
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