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

sylphenix
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Registered: 2020-03-25
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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

Jerry3904
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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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