Install Unstable

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Ambox warning pn.svg.png Prior to installing {{{package}}} from Debian unstable read Install software from Debian unstable to understand the risks involved and circumvention options. Mixing packages from Debian stable with later release packages like Debian unstable 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 unstable codename sid to sources.list.d.

sudo su -c "echo -e 'deb sid main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/unstable.list"

Or alternatively use the .onion mirror.

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

4. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

5. Install {{{package}}} from the current Debian unstable codename sid repository.

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

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/unstable.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).