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Old 09-04-2014, 02:57 PM   #1
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messed up wheezy and jessie repositaries


I know its bad but i added both the repositaries and tired update apache which on restart hangs my xserver aditionally i also updated libstdc++. is there a solution or should i do a clean install. also should i use jessie because it seems to be newer

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Old 09-04-2014, 04:09 PM   #2
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Depending on what upgrades happened you might have to do a full upgrade to Jessie.
Or should I say it may be easier.
 
Old 09-04-2014, 04:10 PM   #3
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I know its bad but i added both the repositaries and tired update apache which on restart hangs my xserver aditionally i also updated libstdc++. is there a solution or should i do a clean install. also should i use jessie because it seems to be newer

thank you.
Well first as you correctly stated mixing repositories in your sources.list is a bad idea unless you know exactly what you are doing.

Second is that now would be a good time to backup all your data before trying to repair the system.

Third you should decide whether you'd like to use wheezy or jessie, because that's going to change the next actions you should take. Now for that decision you haven't provided enough information for us to be able to give you meaningful advice: It heavily depends on your what you are doing with the installation. If it is a production server (which I hope for you it's not) you want stable (i.e. wheezy). If it is a personal computer you may want the newer software in testing (jessie) which typically is still reasonably stable...

I have never downgraded a debian version, and I would expect it to have some rough edges. You can always give it a try and put "downgrade debian jessie to wheezy" in your favorite search engine. I personally would probably go the clean reinstall way but maybe others here would be able to guide you through the process.
Now if you decide to use jessie I guess your chances to repair the system would be better, depending on how much you broke already. You can take a look at the upgrade instructions from squeeze to wheezy (haven't found any for wheezy to jessie yet) to get a feeling on the steps required:
http://www.debian.org/releases/stabl...upgrading.html
 
  


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