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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)Konsole

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

Start MenuApplicationsSystemKonsole

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

Start MenuXfce 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 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).