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Sunday, August 07, 2011

Going back to #Debian testing is easy

I had some problems with latest cups in debian 1.4.8
so i have removed the cups from synaptic and wanted to switch back  to a more stable env

replace the unstable string with testing in

cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing non-free

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing contrib
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing contrib

record all the packages that you have for posterity

sudo dpkg --get-selections > dpkglist.txt

remove some packages that offend your desktop eg some gnome3 ones or cups

then is time to restore the package list as it was before removal and update


sudo dpkg --set-selections < dpkglist.txt
sudo apt-get -y update
sudo apt-get dselect-upgrade
Now is time to reinstall cups
sudo apt-get install cups hplip

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