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If reinstallation can still practically happen in rolling release, when does that happen?

Does rolling release differ from non-rolling release in that there is only incremental change to the system and packages, theoretically no need for reinstallation? If reinstallation can still ...
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Ubuntu ahead of Debian unstable

Apart from debian stable, testing and unstable branch contains more recent version of software. Ubuntu takes unstable one and maintains its own release system. But my point is for example KDE. KDE 19 ...
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Baseurl with hardcoded release version and with $releasever

I have some CentOS based VMs in Azure and recognized that depending on the precise base image I used to deploy them, a different repository configuration is in place. Rolling Release Configuration [...
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MongoDB installation size is huge

I need MongoDB to install on Arch Linux. It needs 180+GB free space for installation. However, I have 99GB partition where Arch Linux is installed and 107GB partition free. Can I installed MongoDB by ...
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When does Fedora provide extended support releases for Java?

I'm trying to run a jar file which checks the installed version of Java explicitly: *** The version you have requested to build requires Java versions between [Java 8, Java 12], but you are using ...
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Using DVD ISOs with Rolling Releases

I'm using Kali Linux for pentesting exercises. Often I find that I need to install a small utility from the repositories. Because Kali is a rolling release, and I'm not updating the OS regularly, ...
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Rolling upgrade/deployment for wine?

While I am using wine to run some Windows exe program files on Lubuntu 18.04, I update and upgrade which probably have updated wine. While I am still running the Windows exe programs, I try to run ...
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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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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?

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 ...
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