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Re: installing from debian-gis on LMDE (MATE)

On 08/19/2014 12:25 PM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> For something that claims to be a "semi-rolling distribution" their
> testing snapshot is hopelessly outdated. Switching to Debian testing
> proper is claimed to be supported:
> "
> Updates are constantly fed to Debian Testing, where users experience
> frequent regressions but also frequent bug fixes and improvements. LMDE
> receives "Update Packs" which are tested snapshots of Debian Testing.
> Users can experience a more stable system thanks to update packs, or
> switch their sources to follow Testing, or even Unstable, directly to
> get more frequent updates.
> "

They have apparently realized this themselves:

After a long reflection and many discussions the decision was made to
switch Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) from its current snapshot cycle
to a Debian Stable package base. The transition from Update Pack 8 to
Debian Jessie should be smooth and similar to a traditional UP upgrade,
in sync with the upstream Jessie freeze planned for November this year.


They've documented how to switch from the now obsolete Update Packs to
Debian testing proper, see:


Kind Regards,


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