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Re: pure debian testing or a distro based on debian testing

Hi Osamu,
Thanks for your reply. I will definitely try installing testing over
stable version. I make my system dual boot so I have a backup. Here is
the way I install the debian, please correct me if I am wrong.
I install the core system, then I install gdm3 and gnome-terminal to get
the GUI. After getting the GUI I install the packages as I need it. So I
plan to do the same with testing. First I will install core system +
gdm3 of stable debian, after getting the gui, I will change the
repositories in /etc/apt/sourcelist and make dist upgrade. I hope this
will work.
Please comment if any thing is wrong.


On Monday 09 January 2012 07:34 PM, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Jan 09, 2012 at 07:02:01PM +0530, Amrish Purohit wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>     I am using debian stable as my primary OS. I want to involve in
>> debian and as a first step I would like to install debian testing. I
>> have tried to install debian testing with various snapshot of weekly
>> build, but my system get stuck when gui come up ,keyboard and mouse
>> is not working.
> Sometime installer does not work well for testing/unstable.
>>     I think I should go with a distro based on debian testing.
>> (considering mint on debian testing). what should I do?
> Maybe ... if such thing exist.  But do you know most of us install
> stable system and upgrade it to testing/unstable.
>>     Should I go with pure debian testing or a distro on debian testing?
> I think you should at least try upgrading system after installing stable
> system on separate partition as dual boot.
> If you want to make you life easy, install non-desktop small system
> first.
> Then edit /etc/apt/souces.list to replace stable or squeeze with wheezy and run
>  # apt-get update
>  # apt-get dist-upgrade
> Then run tasksel or with aptitude, install desktop task and you are
> done.
> You should at least read this section:
> http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/ch02.en.html#_debian_package_management_prerequisites
> Osamu

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