Re: installing from debian-gis on LMDE (MATE)
Thanks a lot for your advice.
I'm now very confused as I thought I had got Debian testing Jessie
with my installation of LMDE
few weeks ago. I'm consulting in the LMDE list and will report back.
On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 12:38 PM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg
> 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 testing snapshot is hopelessly outdated.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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