Converting Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) into Debian Testing
Linux Mint Debian Edition is built on Debian Testing. After months of dealing with flaky mirrors and a not-so-impressive distro, I decided it was time to flip the switch. (Other than Cinnamon and/or MATE, Mint doesn't offer much.)
I am going to attempt to perform an in-place switch by modifying my sources.list. We'll see how it turns out - either it will work, or I'll be installing Debian Testing later tonight.
I generated a new sources.list from http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/.
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import deb http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-debian/latest testing main contrib non-free deb http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-debian/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free deb http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-debian/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
New sources.list (for x86-64)
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free # Third Parties Repos # deb-multimedia.org deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free # Oracle VM VirtualBox # Don't care to have right now. # deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian wheezy contrib non-free
I'll check in later and let you know how it goes!comments powered by Disqus