Converting Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) into Debian Testing

posted on 24 Apr 2013 | linux

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

Old sources.list:

deb debian main upstream import
deb testing main contrib non-free
deb testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb testing main non-free

New sources.list (for x86-64)

deb testing main contrib non-free
deb wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
deb wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

# Third Parties Repos

deb squeeze main non-free

# Oracle VM VirtualBox # Don't care to have right now.
# deb wheezy contrib non-free

I'll check in later and let you know how it goes!

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