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#1 2022-08-29 19:13:56

zero
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Registered: 2019-01-18
Posts: 15  

[SOLVED] Question about few Experimental packages

I was looking for linux-image-5.19.0-trunk-amd64 in Experimental repository, when I found that Experimental packages list were limited to these packages:

apulse
apulse-dbgsym
debug-symbols
db4.8-util
libdb4.8
libdb4.8++
libdb4.8++-dev
libdb4.8-dbg
libdb4.8-dev
libdb4.8-java
libdb4.8-java-dev
libdb4.8-java-gcj
libdb4.8-tcl
devuan-sanity
dummy-systemd-dev
eudev
eudev-dbgsym
debug-symbols
libeudev-dev
libeudev1
libeudev1-dbgsym
debug-symbols
overlay-boot
setnet
udptap
udptap-dbgsym
debug-symbols

I did not expect to see so few packages.

Why there is not almost the same number of packages (minus systemd related packages) as Debian?

Would it be safe to mix Experimental Debian kernel packages, and maybe Experimental nvidia-driver with Devuan? Or should I compile drivers from kernel.org and get NVIDIA drivers from their website?

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#2 2022-08-30 00:25:20

ralph.ronnquist
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From: Clifton Hill, Victoria, AUS
Registered: 2016-11-30
Posts: 730  

Re: [SOLVED] Question about few Experimental packages

The short answer would be that "experimental is not merged".

You may note that the sources.list point says /devuan experimental while there is no experimental section in /merged.

You may well add a sources.list point for Debian's experimental section but obviously you take full responsibility for whatever package mix you make from that. With the appropriate pinning it should be "safe".

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