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Re: Help with setting Debian Testinf

On Wed, Jul 04, 2018 at 08:01:19AM +0100, Agustin Lobo wrote:
> Following https://wiki.debian.org/DebianTesting
> I have set the following etc/apt/sources.list file:
> alobo@Delia:~$ more /etc/apt/sources.list
> #
> # deb cdrom:[Official Debian GNU/Linux Live 9.4.0 xfce 2018-03-10T11:37]/ stretc
> h main
> #deb cdrom:[Official Debian GNU/Linux Live 9.4.0 xfce 2018-03-10T11:37]/ stretch
>  main
> deb http://ftp.es.debian.org/debian/ testing main
> deb-src http://ftp.es.debian.org/debian/ testing main

Remember that the sources ("deb-src" lines) are only needed if you
want to download the original debian sources tarball(s) for a package
- usually developers would be interested in this, and if you don't
need it, these lines double your index files downloads, slowing your
system updates.

> deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security testing/updates main

My stretch line for security looks like this:

deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main

"testing" does not have security updates, so you will need to comment
out all your security lines... if you need security updates, use

> #deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main
> deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security testing/updates main
> # stretch-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
> deb http://ftp.es.debian.org/debian/ testing-updates main
> deb-src http://ftp.es.debian.org/debian/ testing-updates main

You need to also comment out "updates" lines - they only apply to
stable distribution.

> deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free

That looks like an error line.

You can add "contrib" and "non-free" to the lines near the top
though, to add those parts of Debian if you decide you can stomach
the non-free'ness etc...

> but Synaptics reports different repositories:
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/spwovspzu6hqrvp/Screenshot%20from%202018-07-04%2007-42-42.png?dl=0

Synaptics suggestion might be correct.

But have a look here to be sure:


Good luck :)