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Just tried an update to Debian testing base for MX 17.1

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Stevo
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Just tried an update to Debian testing base for MX 17.1

#1 Post by Stevo » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:27 pm

on a Virtual Box install. I just changed the main Debian repo release name to Buster and disabled the two update repos. I don't know if there's an equivalent antiX repo, so I just left that as is. Then I upgraded in MX Updater, which went pretty smoothly, then rebooted.

I didn't see any big difference in the boot at all...it's still using the 4.15 MX 17.1 kernel, but I plan to switch over to the Buster kernels. The MX apps seem to all still work in a quick run-through, even though they were compiled on Stretch. This is encouraging for in-place upgrades to MX 19 when that time comes. I'm pretty sure we can use mx-apps or mx-system to automatically pull in a new kernel, too, or maybe we can just come up with an upgrade script.
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Re: Just tried an update to Debian testing base for MX 17.1

#2 Post by Adrian » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:20 am

Most of the apps are actually compiled on Jessie. I want to keep them compatible with both MX15/16 and MX17.

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Re: Just tried an update to Debian testing base for MX 17.1

#3 Post by stsoh » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:36 am

there r a lot of beta/rc in mx17.1, won't it will be better if update those? :crossfingers:
eg. grub2 in beta? rather use a stable version than latest beta or a release version over a beta version.
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Re: Just tried an update to Debian testing base for MX 17.1

#4 Post by anticapitalista » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:34 am

antiX repo would also have to be set to testing.
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