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Re: Backports and upgrade to buster




Hi Georges,

Quoting Georgios (2019-05-23 10:44:14)
> I'm thinking installing debian on a new laptop. The problem is that the
> current version is stretch that comes with an old kernel that doesn't
> support my wifi card.
> I was thinking about using backports to install the latest kernel.
> 
> I have the following questions.
> 
> When I install stable and use a kernel from backport when you install it
> you upgrade a couple of packages like libglib, firmware-linux-free etc
> 
> When the buster is released what happens when i try to upgrade the
> system from stretch to buster?
> Do I have to remove backports from sources.list?
> What happens to the packages that were upgraded from backports? Are they
> replaced by the new stable packages?

Yes, the packages are simply replaced: Packages in backports.debian.org 
are versioned "just below" their non-backported counterparts to migrate 
seamlessly.

And yes, remove the obsolete beckports from sources.list when bumping to 
buster.


 - Jonas

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