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How is mx on part with debian now?

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How is mx on part with debian now?

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Post by OrdyChan » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:07 am

I got thought today of getting back mx linux on my machine but i am unsure because last time i used it i had sometimes stumbled into issue like not be able to satisfy dependencies no matter what because either repos were outdated or there just wasnt package and i just got into impossible loophole. It was really only sometimes but that sometimes was what infuriated me and i understand its more casual distro but i wanna know how it is now because i really wanna return to it.

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Re: How is mx on part with debian now?

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Post by topcat » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:29 am

now, and always was, great!
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Post by OrdyChan » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:30 am

topcat wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:29 am
now, and always was, great!
i meant it in way how close its to standard debian since i had trouble of sometimes installing stuff because of how its not point to point with packages

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Post by topcat » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:32 am

MX-18 runs on debian stable. I've never had a problem with installing packages and the package maintainers are great.
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Re: How is mx on part with debian now?

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Post by gosia » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:33 am

I don't know what problems you've had and when. And I don't know if you can answer your question in such a general way. I have been using MX for about 2 years (first MX-17, now MX-18) and have no problems. So I recommend you to give MX another chance.

PS. And I find the package manager apt/apt-get a big advantage because it is one of the best and most mature package managers in my eyes.

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Re: How is mx on part with debian now?

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Post by OrdyChan » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:43 am

topcat wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:32 am
MX-18 runs on debian stable. I've never had a problem with installing packages and the package maintainers are great.
i feel thats where i was struggling with it, i know its really solid but sometimes when iwanted to build something or install some peculiar thing i ended up being in impossible to install rabbit hole but who knows thats long time ago, although ill consider it since i suppose it got better

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Re: How is mx on part with debian now?

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Post by kmathern » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:52 am

OrdyChan wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:43 am
topcat wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:32 am
MX-18 runs on debian stable. I've never had a problem with installing packages and the package maintainers are great.
i feel thats where i was struggling with it, i know its really solid but sometimes when iwanted to build something or install some peculiar thing i ended up being in impossible to install rabbit hole but who knows thats long time ago, although ill consider it since i suppose it got better
That's not quite correct. MX-18 runs on and is based on Debian Stretch which is now the "oldstable" Debian release since Debian 10/Buster was released in early July.

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Re: How is mx on part with debian now?

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Post by OrdyChan » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:59 am

kmathern wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:52 am
OrdyChan wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:43 am
topcat wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:32 am
MX-18 runs on debian stable. I've never had a problem with installing packages and the package maintainers are great.
i feel thats where i was struggling with it, i know its really solid but sometimes when iwanted to build something or install some peculiar thing i ended up being in impossible to install rabbit hole but who knows thats long time ago, although ill consider it since i suppose it got better
That's not quite correct. MX-18 runs on and is based on Debian Stretch which is now the "oldstable" Debian release since Debian 10/Buster was released in early July.
its been long time since i last tried it, over a year actually, i think it was mx 17 times not sure but i had those issues there, but if new release uses buster stable it might be wurth it

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Re: How is mx on part with debian now?

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Post by ChrisUK » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:32 pm

I think you'd get a better response if you detailed what software wouldn't install.

If there was indeed a problem package (which, bearing in mind the huge number of packages available on Debian, would be the exception rather than the rule), I'm sure the devs here would do what they always do if you request the package; do all that they could to get the problem package built and available for MX Linux.
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