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Offline jimdunn

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[SOLVED] Sparky Versions Confusion
« on: November 19, 2017, 05:39:24 pm »
Hey, I thought I understood the "Sparky Linux Versions"... that if there was an "STB" in the filename, then it was "STABLE", otherwise it was "TESTING".

But, 4.7 has come out, listed on the "Stable" download page, but no STB in the filenames.

HELP??  : )
« Last Edit: December 22, 2017, 06:45:49 pm by jimdunn »

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Re: Sparky Versions Confusion
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 07:24:33 pm »
As I understand it - and I could be wrong - the 4.x series is Stable and the 5.x series is Testing.
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Re: Sparky Versions Confusion
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 09:58:48 pm »
^Yes.  :)
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Re: Sparky Versions Confusion
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 11:27:40 pm »
It is pointless to add the "STB" suffix to the iso images.
The download page direct you to a right version.

Anyway, the 4.x is the stable line, but the rolling/testing 5 will change its name to 5-YYYY.MM.DD as it is a snapshot of Debian and Sparky repos.
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Offline jimdunn

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Re: Sparky Versions Confusion
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 12:08:16 am »
Ah, ok... so can I assume that "even numbers" will be "STABLE" and odd numbers will be TESTING ???

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Re: Sparky Versions Confusion
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 01:42:28 pm »
Hi jimdunn. You are overcomplicating things. Sparky 4.x is based on Debian stable, a.k.a "Stretch. Sparky 5.x is based on Debian testing, a.k.a "Buster" and stable to be. Read more here;

https://www.debian.org/releases/
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Re: Sparky Versions Confusion
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2017, 11:25:00 pm »
Hey, thanks for the reply -- although I believe Debian made it complicated.  : )

Nevertheless, another question, if I wanted to reconfigure Sparky to use the "untested" repositories, could I just edit the /etc/apt/sources.list or would that be a mistake?
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Re: Sparky Versions Confusion
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2017, 12:49:57 am »
There is an info inside the source.list to not edit it.
Sparky repos (and others) are located in /etc/apt/sourse.list.d/ dir.
Anyway, the sparky's unstable repo contains the latest kernel only.
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Re: Sparky Versions Confusion
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2017, 11:36:08 am »
Hey, thanks for the reply -- although I believe Debian made it complicated.  : )

Nevertheless, another question, if I wanted to reconfigure Sparky to use the "untested" repositories, could I just edit the /etc/apt/sources.list or would that be a mistake?

Here, take a read here also to understand better stable/testing/unstable and Debian derivations.
https://sparkylinux.org/forum/index.php/topic,4243.msg10605.html#new

Please, if you consider the issue solved, edit the first message title and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of it, so others can benefit from your solution.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2017, 12:36:00 pm by Capitain_Jack »
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