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#1 2019-11-24 14:13:15

ReallyNigga
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Registered: 2019-11-19
Posts: 10  

APT doesn't install from testing repository

My /etc/apt/sources.list:

#Stable
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii main non-free contrib
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii main non-free contrib

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-security main non-free contrib
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-security main non-free contrib

#Backports
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-backports main
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-backports main

#Testing
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-updates main
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-updates main

#Unstable
#deb http://deb.devuan.org/devuan ascii-proposed main
#deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/devuan ascii-proposed main

#Experimental
#deb http://deb.devuan.org/devuan experimental main
#deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/devuan experimental main

Had already do apt clean, update and upgrade.

Transmission according to Devuan Package information are on 2.94-2.
https://pkginfo.devuan.org/stage/beowul … .94-2.html

But what I get:

# apt -t ascii-updates install transmission
transmission is already the newest version (2.92-2+deb9u1).
0 pacotes atualizados, 0 pacotes novos instalados, 0 a serem removidos e 0 não atualizados.

This happens with all packages I had tried.

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#2 2019-11-24 17:17:20

rolfie
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Registered: 2017-11-25
Posts: 187  

Re: APT doesn't install from testing repository

Looks like you need to invest some time to understand the various terms and definitions.

Here are some hints: https://devuan.org/os/
Jessie = Oldstable, ASCII = Stable. Unfortunately Devuan has dropped all hints to Beowulf and Ceres on the main pages.

Have a look at this page: https://pkginfo.devuan.org/
When you look through the options from the drop down list, you see that Beowulf is Testing, and Ceres is Unstable.

Your sources.list does not point to Testing:

#Testing
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-updates main
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-updates main

This belongs to ASCII, refer to https://devuan.org/os/

If you want Testing there, you have two options:

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf main [contrib non-free]
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged testing main [contrib non-free]

Both options are possible, but I need to warn you: having that in the sources.list and running apt update/apt upgrade will cause havoc.

You better read a lot how to configure the sources before you start to install individual packages from different releases.

Good luck, rolfie

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#3 2019-11-24 17:56:54

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 1,771  

Re: APT doesn't install from testing repository

If you use "testing" in your sources you will get Debian Bullseye and fubar your install.  Always use the release name in your sources list.  This is explained on the website.  Look for "Codenames or suites?".

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#4 2019-11-25 02:54:16

ReallyNigga
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Registered: 2019-11-19
Posts: 10  

Re: APT doesn't install from testing repository

rolfie wrote:

Looks like you need to invest some time to understand the various terms and definitions.

Here are some hints: https://devuan.org/os/
Jessie = Oldstable, ASCII = Stable. Unfortunately Devuan has dropped all hints to Beowulf and Ceres on the main pages.

Have a look at this page: https://pkginfo.devuan.org/
When you look through the options from the drop down list, you see that Beowulf is Testing, and Ceres is Unstable.

I looked for info into this page, and since didn't find testing or unstable, I supposed that ascii-updates was testing.

https://devuan.org/os/etc/apt/sources.list

Thanks fella, my fault.


Your sources.list does not point to Testing:

#Testing
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-updates main
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-updates main

This belongs to ASCII, refer to https://devuan.org/os/

If you want Testing there, you have two options:

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf main [contrib non-free]
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged testing main [contrib non-free]

Both options are possible, but I need to warn you: having that in the sources.list and running apt update/apt upgrade will cause havoc.

You better read a lot how to configure the sources before you start to install individual packages from different releases.

Good luck, rolfie

I had config /etc/apt/preferences and /etc/apt/apt.conf to maintain my system under a stable base.

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