Re: installing from debian-gis on LMDE (MATE)
This is operationally clear, but would like to full understand:
What I understand is that, in order to have a LMDE in sync with Debian
testing, I have to:
1. Follow diections in http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2544 (done)
2. Wait until the "upcoming jessie freeze" (whatever is that).
Therefore, there is no way to have a real LMDE system with QGIS from
Debian testing repos right now.
The options are:
1. Install from the qgis.org repo (although the page says "Jessie
(8.x; testing, not yet released):")
2. Upgrade to Debian testing from LMDE (risk of not being able to use
some extra LMDE fuctionality as some could break) and install from the
Debian testing repo (deb http://http.debian.net/debian testing main
3. Reinstall using the Debian installer. (no extra LMDE fuctionality at all)
Is this correct?
On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 11:09 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg
>> 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:
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