How long does it take for the repos to update?

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How long does it take for the repos to update?

#1 Post by soaringowl2145 »

How long does it take from the time a package says accepted into branch to the point we can update using apt?

For example the Debian Package Tracker says the package linux :

https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/linux

says it has been updated from 5.3.9-3 to 5.3.15-1 for unstable this morning but many hours later into the evening it does not show up under apt upgrade

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Re: How long does it take for the repos to update?

#2 Post by arzgi »

Well, if you are using stable, don't hold your breath.

It's all documented well at many places, like https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debi ... #s-testing

If you want time estimate, when newer version of tracker or any package comes to stable, more like years than days.

EDIT: Above line is wrong, stable will not change, there are no new packages, only security updates. Only new release of stable has new versions.

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Re: How long does it take for the repos to update?

#3 Post by Head_on_a_Stick »

If the OP is using sid then perhaps try the redirector.
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#4 Post by soaringowl2145 »

I was referring to unstable. I know it will not go all the way to stable. I was talking more about like when it is announced for a particular branch be it stable or unstable. The time the update is announced to the time it has been uploaded to the repos to download.

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#5 Post by stevepusser »

It can get backported to stable relatively quickly if you do it yourself...https://build.opensuse.org/package/show ... source-5.3

I did Buster and Stretch backports for MX Linux myself last night for MX Linux's test repo. My gaming laptop builds them several times faster than the OBS can manage.
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