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when will Antix 19 stable get released?

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when will Antix 19 stable get released?

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Post by Squirrell » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:37 am

Hello, I got two questions regarding antix 19
When will Antix 19 stable get released?
Is it okay to use the beta2 then upgrade to stable when it released?

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Re: when will Antix 19 stable get released?

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:00 am

anti will have to speak to the second question. as to the first, it will be released when ready.
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Re: when will Antix 19 stable get released?

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Post by anticapitalista » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:31 am

To the second question, it is not recommended.
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Re: when will Antix 19 stable get released?

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Post by Squirrell » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:44 am

Okay, What about upgrading from antix 17 to 19?

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Re: when will Antix 19 stable get released?

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Post by entropyfoe » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:33 am

AntiX 19 is based on debian Buster, it is a very different base.

Going from 17 to 19 would be very difficult, not recommended.

If you are an expert, and don't mind lots of work, it might be possible with risk of total destruction.

It is so easy to install fresh if your data is structured off on a different partition.
When debian changes base (a new stable), it is time to upgrade.

Once every two years is not bad. A USB install takes minutes, and some time to configure, not a big effort in my estimation.
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Re: when will Antix 19 stable get released?

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Post by anticapitalista » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:00 pm

Squirrell wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:44 am
Okay, What about upgrading from antix 17 to 19?
As well as what entropyfoe says, once antiX-19 has been released, we'll post some dist-upgrade options from 17 to 19.
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Re: when will Antix 19 stable get released?

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Post by Squirrell » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:00 am

entropyfoe wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:33 am
AntiX 19 is based on debian Buster, it is a very different base.

Going from 17 to 19 would be very difficult, not recommended.

If you are an expert, and don't mind lots of work, it might be possible with risk of total destruction.

It is so easy to install fresh if your data is structured off on a different partition.
When debian changes base (a new stable), it is time to upgrade.

Once every two years is not bad. A USB install takes minutes, and some time to configure, not a big effort in my estimation.
you mean a separate home partition?

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Re: when will Antix 19 stable get released?

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Post by entropyfoe » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:06 am

Squirrell,

No, I put data on a separate disk and partition all together. Separating the data from the OS makes back-ups easy. I back-up the data drive to a different off line drive, and put an image or snapshot of the MX or antiX install on the data drive.
I don't put much in /home. Home gets used as a temporary holding point for files being worked on, then they are saved over to the data drive.

Perhaps an expert will weigh-in here, but if you try and preserve /home when upgrading to buster, there could be a lot of configuration files for your programs that get dragged over from the old install and could cause incompatibilities. It may be possible (I mentioned "If you are an expert, and don't mind lots of work, it might be possible with risk of total destruction."), but I would not do it.
Too much time.

A fast install from USB takes minutes. My data is all on the data drive, so I have to do some configuration that takes maybe 20 minutes. I could cut this time if I would automate some of the packages with aptik (?) that remembers all the packages you usually install.

There was a thread recently of 10 things to do after installing MX...I am sure a similar list or thread exists for antiX.

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Re: when will Antix 19 stable get released?

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Post by mxer » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:41 am

Getting closer - beta3 just been released. :)

P.S. Others distros have seen some problems when people have tried to dist upgrade from Stretch to Buster, it isn't advisable. ;)
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Re: when will Antix 19 stable get released?

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Post by rokytnji.1 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:36 am

Guess I am just screwed and tattoed. A condition I live in daily so no biggy. :popcorn:

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harry@biker:~
$ inxi -b
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 4.19.13-antix.1-686-smp-pae i686 bits: 32 Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8 
           Distro: antiX-15-V_386-full Killah P 30 June 2015 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 2347DS2 v: ThinkPad T430 serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 2347DS2 serial: <root required> UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO 
           v: G1ET41WW (1.16 ) date: 05/25/2012 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 21.9 Wh condition: 21.9/56.2 Wh (39%) 
CPU:       Dual Core: Intel Core i5-3320M type: MT MCP speed: 1197 MHz min/max: 1200/3300 MHz 
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel 
           Display: server: X.Org 1.16.4 driver: intel unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
           resolution: 1600x900~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 v: 3.3 Mesa 10.3.2 
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e 
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 298.09 GiB used: 75.75 GiB (25.4%) 
Info:      Processes: 143 Uptime: 1h 35m Memory: 15.51 GiB used: 333.4 MiB (2.1%) Shell: bash 
           inxi: 3.0.10 
harry@biker:~
$ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
           1: deb http://repo.antixlinux.com/jessie jessie main nosystemd
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
           1: deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
           1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/palemoon.list 
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/siduction.list 
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
harry@biker:~
Easy peasy to just backup my settings on external drive. Move them over to a new install later on.Just no hurry yet as I* have other gear that is more current.

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