Netrunner features its own backports channels that are related to Debian’s tested rolling repositories.
That allows anyone to either stay on the install channels or hop onto the rolling repos to receive continuously tested updates.
The following tutorial shows you how to get the latest packages from the testing/backports channels.
1. Start Synaptic Package Manager
2. Select “Repositories” from the Settings Menu:
3. TICK all backports repositories and the testing one:
4. After all repositories are enabled, click “Ok”:
5. Confirm to “Reload”:
6. After reloading is done, click the “Mark All Upgrades” Button:
7. Confirm “Marking the requiring changes”:
8. Now click the “Apply” Button:
9. Confirm to “Apply all Changes”:
10. Wait for Synaptic to download all packages (this can take a while mainly depending on connection speed):
11. After Downloading, Synaptic automatically installes all packages (this too can take up to 30 minutes or more):
12. Wait for Synaptic to finish installing all packages, then close the dialog window:
Enjoy continuously receiving tested updates for Plasma, Frameworks, Applications and System software on Debian Rolling 🙂