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Old 02-06-2011, 02:00 PM   #16
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:12 PM   #17
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Ditto eveningsky339, jlinkels.

Wish I could do more to help, but at least I can express my gratitude!
 
Old 02-06-2011, 11:25 PM   #18
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Good to know! Although as a Sid user, this doesn't make much difference to me
As a Sid user it makes a difference to me: Sid will become a somewhat less "stable" again as lots of new packages that were being held back for the freeze enter the repo.

Cheers,

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Old 02-07-2011, 05:29 AM   #19
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As a Sid user it makes a difference to me: Sid will become a somewhat less "stable" again as lots of new packages that were being held back for the freeze enter the repo.

Cheers,

Evo2.
Totally, yesterday it wanted to remove my X during upgrade. Better have an eye on things like that.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 05:33 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by snowpine View Post
Code:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
If your software sources say "squeeze" then you now have stable. If they say "testing" you now have Wheezy.
My sources.list:
Code:
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://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main

deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
Thanks, so I've got stable.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 06:30 AM   #21
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My sources.list:
Code:
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://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main

deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
Thanks, so I've got stable.
You have some unnecessary duplicate repos listed. If you want all of the contrib and non-free repos enabled on an otherwise stable release you only need this:

Code:
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
If you want purely free software:
Code:
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main

deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main

Last edited by cynwulf; 02-07-2011 at 06:32 AM.
 
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:42 AM   #22
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When will Testing 'officially' be 7.0/wheezy?
ran a dist-upgrade, sources.list look for 'testing' repos, not squeeze/wheezy etc., yet /etc/debian_version remains at 6.0 and lsb_release says Codename: squeeze still.

 
Old 02-07-2011, 07:07 AM   #23
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That's pretty normal for a start. It is called wheezy though:

http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/w...n/binary-i386/

It won't be called "7.0" for quite a long time, not until around the time of the next freeze (i.e. 2 years).

Last edited by cynwulf; 02-07-2011 at 07:08 AM.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 07:49 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by Caravel View Post
You have some unnecessary duplicate repos listed. If you want all of the contrib and non-free repos enabled on an otherwise stable release you only need this:

Code:
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
If you want purely free software:
Code:
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main

deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
Thanks, didn't realise that. So '.... main' is a subset of '.... contrib non-free'.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 08:29 AM   #25
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If you don't want to develop software or build software from source you also can comment out the deb-src-entries, that will make the update of the database faster.
To comment them out, just put a #-sign in front of them.
 
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:04 AM   #26
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If you don't want to develop software or build software from source you also can comment out the deb-src-entries, that will make the update of the database faster.
To comment them out, just put a #-sign in front of them.
Thanks. But can't help feeling slightly hurt: I worked out the # some time ago.

While we are going down this line: Normally, when I build from source, I download the source from the program's web page. But can get it using apt-get?? Any advantages using this route??
 
Old 02-07-2011, 04:54 PM   #27
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While we are going down this line: Normally, when I build from source, I download the source from the program's web page. But can get it using apt-get?? Any advantages using this route??
They're already "debianized" and archived. It allows you to use the many debian tools (making life easier and more secure).
This blog post from RaphaŽl Hertzog should give you a rough idea:
http://raphaelhertzog.com/2010/12/15...bian-packages/
 
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:06 AM   #28
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They're already "debianized" and archived. It allows you to use the many debian tools (making life easier and more secure).
This blog post from RaphaŽl Hertzog should give you a rough idea:
http://raphaelhertzog.com/2010/12/15...bian-packages/
Thanks that's enormously helpful. I'll try it.
 
  


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