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#1 2018-06-06 06:49:27

jesito
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[RESOLVED] Is Helium 32-bit being maintained?

At any time I try to update/upgrade through apt, I always get the same message "All packages are up to date." that to me is a bit suspicious...
Is Helium 32-bit being maintained or should I look for some kind of problem on my system?.
Thanks.


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#2 2018-06-06 07:59:03

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Re: [RESOLVED] Is Helium 32-bit being maintained?

Only 64 bits

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#3 2018-06-06 09:44:18

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Re: [RESOLVED] Is Helium 32-bit being maintained?

Helium is based on Debian and the package updates come from there, except for our own bunsen-* packages which are all (except 1) architecture independent.

32 bit systems should be getting just as many upgrades as 64 bit.


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#4 2018-06-06 21:31:11

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Re: [RESOLVED] Is Helium 32-bit being maintained?

Michel wrote:

Only 64 bits

This is incorrect. We maintain our 3 current releases... 64 bit, 32 bit, and 32 bit non-pae kernel CD sized.

Debian stable's last update was about a week ago (I haven't checked my logs, but that's close to correct). It's stable for a reason, only security and bug fixes cause package upgrades, and very, very occasionally a major feature to a program will get added and the package will get upgraded.

It's the main reason why Debian stable is preferred by many for their server(s), and the reason I run it as my desktop. sid is updated 4 times a day during weekdays, so testing also gets frequent upgrades. You can easily leave a stretch system for a month without needing an upgrade.

You could lose your computer for a year and find it again, do an upgrade, and theoretically nothing would break, due to the low-impact nature of Debian stable upgrades. I once came back to a computer at my mom's house that I had installed stable on and ran apt-get upgrade after a year of absence with no issues, so not just theoretically! Having older software has its advantages. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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#5 2018-06-07 01:49:42

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Re: [RESOLVED] Is Helium 32-bit being maintained?

Sorry...

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#6 2018-06-07 03:35:37

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Re: [RESOLVED] Is Helium 32-bit being maintained?

No problem, I'll mark this [RESOLVED].

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#7 2018-06-08 07:25:40

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Re: [RESOLVED] Is Helium 32-bit being maintained?

Thanks to everybody for the answers!


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#8 2018-06-10 01:54:08

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Re: [RESOLVED] Is Helium 32-bit being maintained?

Today's Debian update....

rachel@TyrellCorp:~$ sudo apt upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  dirmngr firefox-esr gnupg gnupg-agent gpgv
5 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 49.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 10.2 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]

BunsenLabs package upgrades are being worked on as I type. :^)

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#9 2018-06-12 18:00:28

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Re: [RESOLVED] Is Helium 32-bit being maintained?

Moving to "Basic Help & Support".

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#10 2019-01-06 17:05:35

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Re: [RESOLVED] Is Helium 32-bit being maintained?

Heck even Hydrogen/Jessie (oldstable) is getting some love/security fixes.. had some packages update when I checked today on my 32 bit install.

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