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Install Testing

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Ambox warning pn.svg.png Prior to installing {{{package}}} [archive] from Debian testing read Install software from Debian testing to understand the risks involved and circumvention options. Mixing packages from Debian stable with later release packages like Debian testing can lead to instability. [1]

1. Open a terminal.

If you are using Qubes-Whonix ™, complete the following steps.

Qubes App Launcher (blue/grey "Q")Whonix-Workstation ™ AppVM (commonly named anon-whonix)Xfce Terminal

If you are using a graphical Whonix with XFCE, run.

Start MenuXfce Terminal

2. In Whonix-Workstation ™ (whonix-ws-15 Qubes-Whonix ™) konsole, add Debian stable codename buster to the apt-conf default-release.

sudo su -c "echo -e 'APT::Default-Release buster;' > /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70defaultrelease"

3. Add the current Debian testing codename bullseye to sources.list.d.

sudo su -c "echo -e 'deb https://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/testing.list"

Or alternatively use the .onion mirror.

sudo su -c "echo -e 'deb tor+http://vwakviie2ienjx6t.onion/debian bullseye main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/testing.list"

4. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

5. Install {{{package}}} from the current Debian testing codename bullseye repository.

sudo apt-get install {{{package}}}/bullseye

6. Undo.

On occasion it is necessary to undo this configuration, for example when upgrading from Debian buster to bullseye. [2] To proceed, run.

Delete Debian testing repository list.

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/testing.list

Delete apt Default-Release configuration.

sudo rm /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70defaultrelease

  1. It is recommended to create aMultiple Whonix-Workstation ™ to install the package due to these risks.
  2. Most often this step applies before attempting major Whonix upgrades; upgrade instructions are also made available at that time (see stay tuned).