Linuxmusician01 wrote:Another downside of them is that it is very risky or impossible to use another (extra) repository other than the distro's own.
You can add more repositories in Debian testing/sid.
Linuxmusician01 wrote:@CrocoDuck: I absolutely agree w/ you on the rolling release distro's. Another downside of them is that it is very risky or impossible to use another (extra) repository other than the distro's own. So no KXStudio reopo's for a rolling release of Debian might be possible (I dunno for sure) but most repo's are for a specific version of a specific distro.
Excuse me if I misunderstood the rolling release definition but how would adding https://kx.studio/Repositories
to Debian 10 stable be impossible?
Because some dependant library has been rewritten between KX's older release date and Debian's recent or...?
I have no experience (yet) w/ a rolling release. In the past I've installed software in an Ubuntu (based) distro that used it's own specific little repository ion the internet. I don't know what software, nor what distro exactly. But a repository that is made by a developer for just one
piece of software is, as far as my experience goes, made for one specific distro and a specific version alone
. For instance Debian 10 Buster (which is the stable version at this moment) or
Debian 9 Stretch (old stable). I am by no means an expert in this, but I'm pretty sure that a repo that is made for Debian 10 will not work for Debian 9. So I think (but I don't know for sure) that a rolling release can become broken if you use a repository other than (only) the "standard" one.
The KXStudio repository may be different. As far as I can see there are no "restrictions": you can use almost any Debian or Ubuntu based distro with it (which is why I recommend it so much BTW). I don't know how the maintainer manages to pull off such a feat! I admire that.
So @Fmajor7add9: as far as I know, yes, you can use the KXStudio repo w/ Debian 10 Buster (stable). The maintainer of KXStudio is "on a break" at the moment and Debian 10 became stable just a few weeks ago. So I don't know if little problems might occur. Somebody else here will tell you if this might be the case, I'm sure.