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Getting a rolling release just right and then freezing it: a good idea?

I really like how rolling releases offer the latest versions of everything, because sometimes that is important. However, once I have things working well, I am not that anxious to keep updating to the ...
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Nautilus doesn't open anymore

When I use the icon for nautilus, it seems to try to open, but then just gives up. When I type in nautilus into the terminal, it responds with: ** (nautilus:10331): WARNING **: 17:41:30.103: ...
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Devuan as a rolling release?

Is it possible to get Devuan Linux as a rolling release? All I can download seem to be the Jessie and ASCII releases, but I cannot find a link to Beowulf and Ceres. Can Ceres be defined a rolling ...
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Why is apt-get ignoring the target argument?

My Debian system is set to install unstable packages by default $ cat /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99defaultrelease APT::Default-Release "unstable"; However, I would like to pull automake from stable, ie, ...
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Debian Sid - Stay some weeks behind current roll

I'm currently on Debian Sid. Is there a way to only update packages that were released, e.g. at least one week ago? Could I schedule an update and then only upgrade two/four weeks later? The intent ...
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How to fully upgrade Debian from command line (including release_version)?

I desire to totally upgrade everything in Debian:Stable including the release version, to the newest stable release available: Packages update Packages upgrade D:S minor_version D:S major_version D:S ...
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Kali Linux : Unmet dependency while running upgrade/install commands

I am getting unmet dependency error while trying to upgrade. The same problem persists when i try to even install any of the packages mentioned in error. I am sharing all information that i feel may ...
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Do rolling releases inevitably cause higher fragmentation over time than point releases? [closed]

Let's compare Debian Stable as a candidate for point releases and Arch Linux as a candidate for rolling releases: Does a rolling release by default cause higher fragmentation on the drive than a ...
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Parabola (Arch-like) - ICU Update Caused Some Programs Require Two Different Versions of the ICU Library. Both Fail To Start. Cannot Reproduce

I run Parabola (a derivative of Arch Linux that blacklists non-free software and adds a lot of other software). Recently the ICU package updated from v.59 to v.60 (the ICU package comes directly from ...
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What should be in the sources.list for Kali Rolling Linux? [duplicate]

This is exact content from my sources.list: # # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 2016.1 _Kali-rolling_ - Official Snapshot amd64 LIVE/INSTALL Binary 20160830-11:29]/ kali-rolling contrib main non-free #...
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live PHP webapp deployment

I am looking to setup Bamboo to do live PHP deployments (same principles can apply to Jenkins) I would like to be able to do live releases with the push of a button in the Bamboo application. ...
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Mint vs Ubuntu vs rolling release security [closed]

Maybe a broad question, but I would like to know if is there any difference between those distros regarding security and privacy. For instance, I was not able to find an official privacy policy for ...
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The packages to be newly installed are the same as the packages that should be autoremoved! [duplicate]

I am noticing a very peculiar thing just after shifting to Debian-based distros. root@Am-I-Helpful:~# uname -a Linux Am-I-Helpful 4.3.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.3.3-5kali4 (2016-01-13) x86_64 GNU/...
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In Arch linux, is there any way to update one particular package?

In Arch linux, is there any way to update one particular package? Without uninstalling it.
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Does the size of my Arch always grow when I install updates?

Since Arch Linux is a rolling distributive, each time I update a system by "pacman -Syu" it downloads updates of about 50-100Mb and then it unzips them which make them even bigger. I wonder, does ...
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Kali Rolling Release Upgrade 2hr Login and Frozen Desktop

I upgraded Kali to Rolling Release today and the install went smoothly until I restarted after the installation. It took about 2 hours to get from the login screen to the desktop. The screen is now ...
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Downgrade Centos 7.2 to 7.1

I am currently using Centos 7.2.1511(check from file /etc/redhat-release) and trying to downgrade it to Centos 7.1.1503 (due to some package installation issue in centos 7.2) using the command yum ...
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Rolling releases starting version

Is it important which version of a rolling release I start from? For example, if I download a version of Arch Linux 6 months older than the latest on the website, and then run update & upgrade, ...
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Rolling Release Dual Boot

Right now I am using Ubuntu GNOME and Windows 8 dual boot on the same hard drive. But my Gnome desktop is laggy and I do not like it very much. Because of that, I am thinking about switching to a KDE ...
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Understanding Arch Linux release cycle

I'm new to Arch and perhaps this question has been asked hunderd of times before but I culdn't find an answer even in the official Arch documentation like this: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/...
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How do rolling releases work?

In my understanding of linux distributions, you get notified of updates, then by a simple click or with a bunch of commands you can install them. These may be patches or minor version updates of ...
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Debian-based distros that have a regular release cycle

Are there any Debian based distributions that have a regular release cycles besides Ubuntu or Linux Mint? I'm running Squeeze right now and I really like the Debian ecosystem and package system. ...
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Keeping track of the latest releases

How do people keep a track of the latest softwares being released? Let me say a distro group like slackware. A distro has ~25K+ packages and about a score of people involved. I hardly think these ...
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Is Debian stable a rolling release?

The question is really that simple: is Debian stable a rolling release? If it's not a rolling release type OS, does a rolling release distro exist which is based on Debian stable? I know Debian ...
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Scientific-Linux: which version has bigger support date?

We have several Desktop PCs that have Fedora 14 installed, but we need a Linux distro that doesn't need a reinstall every half year (no, dist-upgrade is not an option). We found Scientific-Linux, and ...