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Re: Sources list, was Re: Gparted error report

On 1/2/19, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 01/01/2019 07:59 PM, David Wright wrote:
>> On Tue 01 Jan 2019 at 13:45:48 (-0500), Lee wrote:
>>> On 1/1/19, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> On 01/01/2019 08:03 AM, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Jan 01, 2019 at 06:07:21AM -0600, Richard Owlett wrote:
>>>>>> I am trying to modify the partitioning of a 240GB USB connected SSD.
>>>>>> It was originally created on a laptop running Debian 9.1 which is in
>>>>>> the shop for cooling problems.
>>>>>> I attempted to repartition it on a laptop running Debian 8.6 and
>>>>>> received an error message that the installed revision of e2fsck
>>>>>> could not analyze the first partition.
>>>>>> I then tried to perform the repartitioning on a machine I believe to
>>>>>> be running Debian 9.1.
>>>>>> How do I determine just what Debian release is running?
>>>>> To a first approximation:
>>>>>     tomas@trotzki:~$ cat /etc/debian_version
>>>>>     9.6
>>>>> Since it's possible to install packages from other releases (cf.
>>>>> FrankenDebian) or from alien repositories, this is just a first
>>>>> approximation.
>>>> My system reports 9.1 {as I thought it was}
>>>> It was initially installed from a purchased DVD 1.
>>> If you've been keeping the system updated, shouldn't it say 9.6?
>> Yes, but you have to know about the OP's habits.
> Yepp. But I assert my habits are the result of conscious decisions.
> I have atypical goals & constraints which intrinsically result in an
> atypical system.
> My "update routine" has been to purchase a new DVD set as required
> {normally two per major release}. YMMV ;/

Weren't you the one asking about how to make a local repo for updates
so you didn't have to download any given update more than once?  But
if you're deliberately not updating.. well, it certainly answers the
question of how to tell if you're missing updates or not.