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What's the difference between Anti-x 8.5 running on squeeze repos and mepis 8.5 running on squeeze repos? Would it be easier to get the latest x-org, etc. by "Squeezifying" mepis, or by adding KDE to Anti-x?

What are the pros and cons of each approach?

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Biggest issue I found was that udev had changed drastically - so going from MEPIS to squeeze caused a lot of breakage. I think Danum has a pretty good formula for doing it though.

AntiX is based on squeeze anyway - so it's your best bet.

Other option is a pure Debian net install. It's not actually that hard to do.

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There have been a couple of success reports that started with antiX.

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If it's KDE that you want then a Netinstall will give you a clean and up-to-date system. Not that antiX has many things you could want to remove.

A bigger difference would be the kernel, but then you can install whatever kernel you like.

Also Debian defaults only to "main" repository section in sources.list and you may want to add "contrib" and "non-free" as well (I think it can even be done during installation if you opt for the advanced mode).

Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:11 am
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