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#1 2015-03-02 09:05:45

autonomy777
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Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

Hi folks,

please forgive the potential "newbie idiot" factor of this post - I'm trying to find out whether it is safe to continue using Waldorf on an ongoing basis, now that it has been discontinued.

I have an age old Packard Bell which is running 32 Bit #! perfectly happily, and I am loathe to change.  It's just used as an old workhorse, web surfing, Thunderbird etc - but I'd like to stay protected.

If it *IS* safe to continue, can I ask how I do so?  Simply sudo apt-get update?  Or do we ignore that now?

Many thanks to anyone prepared to help.

Best,

Ian

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#2 2015-03-02 09:56:16

Sector11
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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get upgrade --no-install-recommends

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#3 2015-03-02 10:08:47

pvsage
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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

sudo apt-get purge tint2 tint2conf
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tint2 --reinstall
sudo apt-get upgrade

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#4 2015-03-02 10:26:09

autonomy777
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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

This is great news, thanks folks.  I really don't have the time or the inclination to go distro hopping again, so if I can get some more lifespan out of #!, I'll gladly do so.

Thanks!

Ian

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#5 2015-03-02 10:42:26

Sector11
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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

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#6 2015-03-02 11:25:18

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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

I think just the stickied thread in this area should be fine.  Nicely done, Sector11!

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#7 2015-03-02 11:28:54

Sector11
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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

wink

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#8 2015-03-02 20:12:17

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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

Just to add: once @pvsage's fine advice has been followed regular updates of the APT database and system upgrades should be performed to receive any bug fixes or security updates pushed out by Debian:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

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#9 2015-03-04 06:18:21

KrunchTime
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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

Last edited by KrunchTime (2015-03-04 06:19:04)

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#10 2015-04-14 09:12:54

MsMattie
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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

I did all this and it seems to be working fine, but I would feel safer if somone with more knowledge took a look at my new sources.list below to make sure it is OK and that I am getting updates and upgrades for security. Below is my changed sources.list.

Also, the directions say to rename the etc/apt/preferences file so it is no longer used. As I recall I added something for pinning into that file when I set up Iceweasil to move up to the most recent version. So, without the preferences file, will I be heading toward an iceberg with Iceweasil update-upgrades?

etc/apt/source.list

## CRUNCHBANG
## Compatible with Debian Wheezy, but use at your own risk.
## deb [url]http://packages.crunchbang.org/waldorf[/url] waldorf main
## deb-src [url]http://packages.crunchbang.org/waldorf[/url] waldorf main

## DEBIAN
deb [url]http://http.debian.net/debian[/url] wheezy main contrib non-free
# deb-src [url]http://http.debian.net/debian[/url] wheezy main contrib non-free

## DEBIAN SECURITY
deb [url]http://security.debian.org/[/url] wheezy/updates main
# deb-src [url]http://security.debian.org/[/url] wheezy/updates main

## Iceweasel update from here: [url]http://mozilla.debian.net/[/url]
deb [url]http://mozilla.debian.net/[/url] wheezy-backports iceweasel-release

##PeerGuardian stuff - DHW
deb [url]http://moblock-deb.sourceforge.net/debian[/url] wheezy main
deb-src [url]http://moblock-deb.sourceforge.net/debian[/url] wheezy main

deb [url]http://http.us.debian.org/debian/[/url] wheezy contrib non-free main

Linux in the backwoods of the Rocky Mountains...

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#11 2015-04-14 10:07:46

KrunchTime
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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

Last edited by KrunchTime (2015-04-14 10:19:22)

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#12 2015-04-14 10:32:22

MsMattie
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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

It works.

Thanks for the simple instructions...


Linux in the backwoods of the Rocky Mountains...

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#13 2015-04-14 10:56:43

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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

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#14 2015-04-23 13:13:38

drink_n_drive
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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

Hi all, I followed the steps and I almost everything did ok. What went wrong is that Thunar doesn't recognize my Seagate Expansion Drive no more. Has this happened to anyone of you guys?

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I browsed /media/Seagate Expansion Drive and got "Permission Denied", popup (the folder icon has the "X" emblem). T.I.A.

Last edited by drink_n_drive (2015-04-23 13:18:54)


F5-ing

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#15 2015-04-23 19:09:25

tknomanzr
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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

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#16 2015-04-23 19:19:48

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

If the drive is permanently attached just put it in /etc/fstab

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#17 2015-04-23 20:13:26

twoion
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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

Why is this sticky? The thread title is as unsuggestive as it can be. Can we have a proper title?

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#18 2015-04-23 20:39:00

drink_n_drive
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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?


F5-ing

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#19 2015-06-13 15:21:32

Sector11
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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

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#20 2015-06-16 20:35:46

ronaldo99
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Posts: 60

Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

Hi-am I correct in saying that Wheezy is going to be long term supported,with the LTS repos that can be used from feb 2016,and will mean Wheezy will have security updates until May 2018?

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#21 2015-06-16 20:54:32

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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

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#22 2015-08-19 19:54:04

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Re: Is it safe to continue using Waldorf?

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