[Digikam-users] DigiKam on Debian

Agustin Lobo alobolistas at gmail.com
Sun Apr 13 09:12:35 BST 2014

I thought the main advantage of Debian was not to ever have to do a
distribution upgrade. I'm using an ubuntu-based linuxmint distribution
and was thinking on a linuxmint debian based precisely to avoid the
never well solved problem of distribution upgrades on linux (huge
backups, re-installation of all packages, sometimes even a painful
reinstallation from scratch...)

On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 12:11 PM, Martin Gerner <martin at gerner.co> wrote:
> Hi Mick,
>> I have been running DK 2.6 on Debian Wheezy for a while now and I would
>> like to move up a bit.  I have just built a new, more powerful system and
>> have installed Wheezy again, so if I install DK from repositories I will get
>> 2.6 again.
>> What are my options?  I don't necessarily need to get to the latest
>> version of DK but I would like to get a bit more up to date.  I don't mind
>> upgrading to Jessie but not at all sure about Sid.
>> If I upgrade to Debian Jessie which DK will I get?
>> Could I manually install a later version on Wheezy or will there be
>> dependency issues?
> This is probably more of a Debian discussion than a Digikam discussion I
> suppose, but it's funny that you should ask, because I just upgraded to
> Jessie this morning, primarily in order to get Digikam a bit more up-to-date
> (but also for all the other outdated applications out there).
> Upgrading to Jessie, Digikam was upgraded to version 3.5.0 (unrelated, the
> upgrade unfortunately didn't fix the problems I were having though). I
> really wouldn't recommend going to Sid, which is very experimental, unless
> you are absolutely certain that it is what you want. There is some risk
> involved with doing a dist-upgrade (although mine was easy enough), so be
> careful. I made a complete copy of my main partition (stored to an image
> file somewhere else) before the upgrade, but that may have been a little
> overkill. Better safe than sorry, though.
> A couple of links:
> https://wiki.debian.org/Backup/Clone
> http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/90389/how-to-upgrade-debian-stable-wheezy-to-testing-jessie
> -- Martin
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