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#1 2015-03-01 20:48:55

rayandrews
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4.12 and 4.10 together?

All,  I'm wondering if there's a way to install the new version beside the old, that way if there's some issue, I can hop back to 4.10 for comparison or just to get back to safe ground.  Also, I grabbed the fat tarball but I see it's just a collection of a dozen other tarballs, is there some way to install everything without having to go through them one by one?

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#2 2015-03-01 23:21:31

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Re: 4.12 and 4.10 together?

If you add a partition to your drive (possibly after first shrinking the existing one(s) to make room for it), you can install an entirely new distro if you want.

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#3 2015-03-01 23:42:12

sixsixfive
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Re: 4.12 and 4.10 together?

Afaik, only with GoboLinux: http://www.gobolinux.org

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#4 2015-03-02 00:11:34

rayandrews
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Re: 4.12 and 4.10 together?

MountainDewManiac wrote:

If you add a partition to your drive (possibly after first shrinking the existing one(s) to make room for it), you can install an entirely new distro if you want.

Regards,
MDM

Yeah, I have lots of backups, I just thought there might be a way to run them both.  The bigger issue is how to install these dozen sub-tars.  I presume there's some easy way.

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#5 2015-03-02 00:13:16

rayandrews
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Re: 4.12 and 4.10 together?

sixsixfive wrote:

Afaik, only with GoboLinux: http://www.gobolinux.org

gotta try that gobolinux one day, it sounds like a better organization.

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#6 2015-03-04 04:20:06

rayandrews
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Re: 4.12 and 4.10 together?

Well gentlemen, if there's no advice on how to intall from tarballs (without doing them one by one), how long till it hits Debian, you you guys figger?--maybe I should just wait for it.

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#7 2015-03-04 07:12:24

sixsixfive
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Re: 4.12 and 4.10 together?

>how long till it hits Debian, you you guys figger?--maybe I should just wait for it.

ages, due the release freeze

>if there's no advice on how to intall from tarballs (without doing them one by one)

you could do a little script, the problem by self compiling on debian is that every package is split in -dev -bin -dbg -data etc..., so if you don't want to kill your pkgmanger you'll have to create fake packages for those debs, too - but there is equivs (https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt- … lpers.html) which is perfect for this.

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#8 2015-03-04 16:15:59

rayandrews
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Re: 4.12 and 4.10 together?

Ok, six, sounds like I'd better just wait.  Still, there were a few niggling bugs with dual monitors here with 4.10 and I'm very eager to see if they've been fixed.

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#9 2015-03-10 21:49:16

demosthenese
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Re: 4.12 and 4.10 together?

rayandrews wrote:

how long till it hits Debian, you you guys figger?--maybe I should just wait for it.

xfce4 4.12 is being uploaded to experimental[1] if you are feeling brave.

[1] It's not all there yet but give it a day or two.

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#10 2015-03-10 23:18:58

rayandrews
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Re: 4.12 and 4.10 together?

Thanks, I will.  Good to see you're still kicking Demosthenese, rumour has it that you died in 322 BC ;-)

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