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Old 06-07-2007, 01:16 PM   #1
jdhore
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A few Gnome/Lenny questions


Currently i run Lenny because i ran Sid and it managed to bork my system after less than a week and i don't want that happening regularly, so i went back to Lenny, now my questions are this:

1. When is Gnome 2.16 or 2.18 most likely going to hit Lenny? i like many of the new things in both releases and i know that 2.16 has been out for over 7 months now and 2.18 has been out for about 2-3 months.

2. About how long does it take for new versions of Firefox/Iceweasel to hit the Testing repos?
 
Old 06-07-2007, 04:04 PM   #2
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I think soltn for ur problem is to get apt-pinning the lenny and sid repos.
Yes.GNOME-2.18 will directly enter Lenny.no chances for GNOME-2.16
 
Old 06-07-2007, 04:12 PM   #3
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I think soltn for ur problem is to get apt-pinning the lenny and sid repos.
Yes.GNOME-2.18 will directly enter Lenny.no chances for GNOME-2.16
I think you understood my post incorrectly, i'm not planning on pinning anything, and i've only run an "early version" of testing since yesterday so i'm wondering about how long it will take 2.18 to hit Lenny.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 02:05 PM   #4
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GNOME version-2.18 will take some time to be in Lenny.What i want to say is if u prefer bleeding edge softwares u can use Sid too. :-|
 
Old 06-11-2007, 03:22 PM   #5
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Either way running 'testing' or 'unstable' you should install apt-listbugs.

Quote:
user@it-etch:~$ aptitude search apt-listbugs
p apt-listbugs - Lists critical bugs before each apt installation
Nothing like a heads up before an update is going to totally bork your system.. and then you get a chance to cancel before applying the updates. This is really a must for anyone running Lenny or Sid imho..
 
Old 06-11-2007, 03:43 PM   #6
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Libraries from Gnome 2.18 are already coming into Lenny. I think you'll see most of it there in the next few weeks.

I'm not a big believer in the need for listbugs if you use Aptitude. It won't hurt anything, tho. Aptitude does a real good job of backing stuff out if it turns out to be broken. You do need to pay attention to what's being upgraded so you'll know what may be broken. Overall Debian is being pretty careful about updating Tesing.

Last edited by rickh; 06-12-2007 at 06:54 AM.
 
Old 06-15-2007, 08:38 PM   #7
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Is gnome up to 2.18 now? I think it is.
 
  


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