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

> Right, I have there:
> deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian main upstream import
> deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/ testing main contrib non-free
> deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main
> contrib non-free
> deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
> deb http://extra.linuxmint.com debian main

Those look like the repositories recommended by the "LMDE Update Pack 8"

> I've commented out all these lines, rerun Synaptic and found qgis et
> al. Is this what I have to do? Just comment out
> those lines and go on and install? Should I keep those lines commented
> from now on?

The update pack instructions don't talk about switching to offical Debian
repositories, but speak of syncing with the upcoming jessie freeze.

If you don't need the Mint specific packages anymore, you don't need their
repositories so can keep them commented out or you can just remove them.

You should upgrade all installed packages instead of just installing qgis
and other packages you want. This will upgrade you system to Debian
jessie, but may break Mint specific packages.

The recommended upgrade procedure comes down to:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get dist-upgrade (may need multiple runs to upgrade everything)

You can consult the release notes for the current stable release for more
information relevant during upgrades:


Alternatively you can reinstall your system with the jessie proper using
the Jessie Beta 1 installer, see:


Kind Regards,


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