Core Update 142 introduces a new configuration option for Pakfire. Users can now choose between the stable, and two testing branches to easier install unreleased builds.
If you have installed IPFire 2.25 - Core Update 142 (or newer) go to the WebGUI menu IPFire > Pakfire and configure the branch at the Pakfire Settings near the bottom of the page.
We maintain three different branches of IPFire:
The Testing repository will appear after an announcement via the IPFire Blog. To participate go to the WebGUI menu IPFire > Pakfire and in Pakfire Settings, click the Repository drop-down, and pick Testing. Then click Save.
To update the Testing branch (e.g., from Core Update 157 Development Build: master/d267131b to
Core Update 157 Development Build: master/1ca8bd7a), decrement the value in
/opt/pakfire/db/core/mine, and then apply pakfire update.
[root@ipfire ~]# cat /opt/pakfire/db/core/mine 157 [root@ipfire ~]# echo 156 > /opt/pakfire/db/core/mine
or as a one liner:
M=/opt/pakfire/db/core/mine ; cat $M ; echo $(( $(cat $M) - 1 )) > $M ; cat $M
Now apply the pakfire update for Testing.
Unstable releases are on an ad-hoc basis and are updated during a nightly build. There is no Blog announcement. To participate go to the WebGUI menu IPFire > Pakfire and in Pakfire Settings, click the Repository drop-down, and pick Unstable. Then click Save.
|The testing branches may not be stable.|