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#1 2018-01-12 00:25:22

transistor
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Registered: 2018-01-11
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Possible to installing Mixxx2.0 from backports?

Hello,

I am new to Devuan (not brand-new to Linux, ran LMDE before). I successfully installed Devuan yesterday and wondered why in the stable repositories lots of packages are up to three years old.
For some software this is not a problem, but I wish to have some in newer version.

My sources.list is

deb http://de.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie contrib non-free main  
deb-src http://de.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie contrib non-free main  

# jessie-security, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://de.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie-security non-free contrib main  
deb-src http://de.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie-security non-free contrib main  

# jessie-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://de.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie-updates non-free contrib main  
deb-src http://de.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie-updates non-free contrib main  

# jessie-backports, previously on backports.debian.org
# deb http://de.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie-backports non-free contrib main 
# deb-src http://de.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie-backports non-free contrib main 

For example I want to have Mixxx 2.0.0 (open source DJing solution). I already installed 1.11.0 from stable jessie repositories, but in the backports I found the current version 2.0.0.
I decommented the jessie-backports lines (and had to comment-out jessie lines) to get 2.0.0 displayed in synaptic:
Screenshot Synaptic
But it shows an exclamation mark and is not able to resolve the dependencies.

What can I do now? Where can I get all needed packages for mixxx 2.0.0? Can I get it from ascii?

Thanks,

Dietmar

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#2 2018-01-12 14:30:32

catprints
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Re: Possible to installing Mixxx2.0 from backports?

I would suggest upgrading to ascii. mixxx 2.0 appears to be in ascii repository.


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#3 2018-01-12 14:48:18

catprints
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Re: Possible to installing Mixxx2.0 from backports?

Change sources.list deb http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged/ ascii main
also ascii-security and ascii-updates from pkgmaster.
I believe pkgmaster is recommended at this time. And dist-upgrade.
If I remember correctly I used apt-get update && dist-upgrade.


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#4 2018-01-12 18:25:53

transistor
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Re: Possible to installing Mixxx2.0 from backports?

So, you mean I should remove all jessie repositories from the sources.list and replace with ascii, right?
But this way I think I will have a complete upgrade to ascii, which means all packages are updated, right?

Is it really necessary to make a complete dist-upgrade or is it possible to get a newer version of a certain software only?

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#5 2018-01-13 02:10:37

catprints
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Re: Possible to installing Mixxx2.0 from backports?

Easiest is if you type man apt-get in terminal and read description of upgrade and dist-upgrade.
For my purposes on a desktop ascii has been as solid as jessie but with more current packages.

Last edited by catprints (2018-01-13 02:12:44)


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#6 2018-01-13 11:18:05

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: Possible to installing Mixxx2.0 from backports?

transistor wrote:

I decommented the jessie-backports lines (and had to comment-out jessie lines) to get 2.0.0 displayed in synaptic:
But it shows an exclamation mark and is not able to resolve the dependencies.

The dependencies are probably in the jessie repos that you commented out. When you enable jessie-backports, you should leave the jessie repos enabled. Then

apt-get update
apt-get -t jessie-backports install <package>

Or, you could upgrade to ascii, as Catprints suggested. Even though it hasn't been released yet, it's pretty stable - it's based on Debian Stretch, which is the current stable release.

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