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Install Unstable

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) -> Konsole

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

Start Menu -> Applications -> System -> Konsole

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

Start Menu -> Xfce Terminal

2. In Whonix-Workstation (whonix-ws-14 Qubes-Whonix) konsole, add Debian stable codename stretch to the Apt-conf default-release.

Open /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70defaultrelease in an editor with root rights.

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix with KDE, run.

kdesudo kwrite /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70defaultrelease

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

kdesudo mousepad /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70defaultrelease

If you are using a terminal-only Whonix, run.

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

Add the following text.

APT::Default-Release "stretch";

Save and exit.

3. Add the current Debian unstable codename sid to sources.list.d.

sudo su -c "echo -e 'deb http://http.debian.net/debian 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 stretch to buster. [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 a separate 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).