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Guidance on Using Repos Safely?

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marlowe221
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Guidance on Using Repos Safely?

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Post by marlowe221 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:08 pm

Having accidentally created a FrakenDebian in the past, requiring a nuke-and-pave style reinstall, I am trying to learn from my past mistakes.

Is there somewhere I can read up on safe usage of the various repos that MX Package Installer provides?

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Re: Guidance on Using Repos Safely?

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Post by Friedrich » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:46 pm

https://mxlinux.org/community-repos/
The nice thing about the MX-package-installer is that you don't have to enable the whole test-repo to install a package from there.
So you should be save not to damage your whole system.

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Re: Guidance on Using Repos Safely?

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Post by marlowe221 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:18 pm

Friedrich wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:46 pm
https://mxlinux.org/community-repos/
The nice thing about the MX-package-installer is that you don't have to enable the whole test-repo to install a package from there.
So you should be save not to damage your whole system.
Hmmm... ok. I'm not trying to do anything too crazy. I just want the latest version of Python 3 - it's in the test repo right now.

I may just be a little gun shy after last time...

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Re: Guidance on Using Repos Safely?

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Post by Stevo » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:55 pm

You might be able to install a local version of a newer Python3 using pyenv and pyenv-installer.

https://github.com/pyenv/pyenv-installer
https://github.com/pyenv/pyenv

In any case, you can make an easily restorable backup of your system with Timeshift.

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