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#1 2020-03-25 15:10:36

sylphenix
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How to upgrade to 4.14 in debian 10 buster?

In debian 10, the version in the official repository is 4.12. How can I upgrade to 4.14?  Is there an easy way to do this?

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#2 2020-03-25 16:31:18

ToZ
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Re: How to upgrade to 4.14 in debian 10 buster?

Debian 10 is the stable version of debian - meaning that it runs older, more stable versions of software. If you are thinking about installing a newer ("non-stable" in debian terms) application, then perhaps you might consider upgrading to the non-stable or testing versions of the distro? It wouldn't make much sense to run a stable distro with non-stable software (not that 4.14 is unstable, just doesn't fit debian's concept of stable). In other words, it might be a better idea to upgrade the distro to get Xfce 4.14.

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#3 2020-03-25 18:49:12

Jerry3904
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Re: How to upgrade to 4.14 in debian 10 buster?

To be obnoxious about it, since we quite exactly run Xfce 4.14 on Debian Stable, OP could simply enable our repos and install it in the usual fashion.


MX-19 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.14.
My little collection: Xfce Tidbits

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#4 2020-03-25 20:25:24

ToZ
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Re: How to upgrade to 4.14 in debian 10 buster?

Jerry3904 wrote:

To be obnoxious about it, since we quite exactly run Xfce 4.14 on Debian Stable, OP could simply enable our repos and install it in the usual fashion.

I did not know that. Interesting combination. Out of curiosity, why choose to run it with debian stable as opposed to testing?

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#5 2020-03-25 20:56:13

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Re: How to upgrade to 4.14 in debian 10 buster?

That's the essence of MX Linux: Debian Stable because we prioritize stability.

We have lots of packages backported from Testing, among other sources, but they all go into our Test Repo first to avoid nasty surprises. With MX-19.1 we released an "ahs" version for the first time for "advanced hardware support" that brings the latest stable kernel, mesa, etc., that most of our users don't need or can't actually run.


MX-19 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.14.
My little collection: Xfce Tidbits

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#6 2020-04-22 04:35:06

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Re: How to upgrade to 4.14 in debian 10 buster?

Jerry3904 wrote:

To be obnoxious about it, since we quite exactly run Xfce 4.14 on Debian Stable, OP could simply enable our repos and install it in the usual fashion.

I added the MX Linux repo, `deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ buster main non-free` but I get a `gpg NO_PUBKEY` error when running `sudo apt update`. Do you have steps on how to add the MX Linux repo key? Thanks

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#7 2020-04-22 10:24:00

Jerry3904
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Re: How to upgrade to 4.14 in debian 10 buster?

The key is here: http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/dists/buster/Release.gpg

How to add it depends on the distro, for MX it's easy b/c we have one of our MX Tools "Fix GPG keys" to do it. In Debian I would think you might be able to download the key, open a terminal where it is downloaded and paste in this command:

sudo "apt-key add mx19repo.asc"

But there are others on this Forum who know more about this than I do.


MX-19 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.14.
My little collection: Xfce Tidbits

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#8 2020-04-22 22:51:20

File Manager
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Re: How to upgrade to 4.14 in debian 10 buster?

jbrock wrote:

I added the MX Linux repo, `deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ buster main non-free` but I get a `gpg NO_PUBKEY` error when running `sudo apt update`. Do you have steps on how to add the MX Linux repo key? Thanks

You can install mx19-archive-keyring_2019.5.31_all.deb to get the repo keys. Available here:

http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/m/m … e-keyring/

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#9 2020-04-27 03:53:49

jbrock
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Re: How to upgrade to 4.14 in debian 10 buster?

File Manager wrote:
jbrock wrote:

I added the MX Linux repo, `deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ buster main non-free` but I get a `gpg NO_PUBKEY` error when running `sudo apt update`. Do you have steps on how to add the MX Linux repo key? Thanks

You can install mx19-archive-keyring_2019.5.31_all.deb to get the repo keys. Available here:

http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/m/m … e-keyring/

Fantastic! Thank you so much for this. I was able to install Xfce 4.14 with no issue. I actually had successfully compiled Xfce 4.14 before posting here. So, now I have the option of running my compiled version or the MX Linux version. Previously, my compiled version in

/usr/local/bin

would not load. I assume it was because Xfce 4.12 was still installed in

/usr/bin

.

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#10 2020-04-27 09:17:37

Jerry3904
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Re: How to upgrade to 4.14 in debian 10 buster?

Glad it worked, we spent a lot of time on it.


MX-19 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.14.
My little collection: Xfce Tidbits

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#11 2020-06-11 14:29:56

Sorren69
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Re: How to upgrade to 4.14 in debian 10 buster?

Hello Jerry,

Thanks for this.

I needed to upgrade to XFCE 4.14 on Debian 10 as well & found your answer. I was specifically after pointer location - it's been in Windows for years, but new to XFCE 4.14. (Yes, I'm one of those strange people who are happy to switch between backwards and forwards between Windows & Linux).

Adding the key-ring and repo worked well for me.

Upgraded to 4.14 and got some minor useful other updates to apps that I use as well. Might take a look at MX for next time around - I like a stable desktop but vanilla Debian is sometimes a tiny bit slow on updates for me.

I did have problems trying to import the PGP key directly - there might be a issues with key corruption and/or the TLS certificate on that page.

Anyways, doesn't really matter as installing the key-ring 'just works' as you might expect :-)

Cheers again.

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