Bodhi’s Testing repository.

Bodhi’s Testing repository.

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This page contains information about adding, removing, and using Bodhi Linux’s Testing repository.

About the Testing Repository

Bodhi Linux sometimes updates software or introduces new software to Bodhi releases. To ensure this process goes smoothly we have established a testing component to the Bodhi repository. This is where we will house software until it can be confirmed that it doesn’t cause show-stopping issues for Bodhi systems.

If you need more instructions than what is listed here, then the testing component of Bodhi might cause more issues than you can handle on your Linux system. Please remember Bodhi Linux is software offered free of charge and comes with absolutely no warranty. Adding the test component to your system may cause broken packages, or hard to revert the damage. You have been warned.

As always, thanks for using Bodhi and report issues you encounter! Please mention that you have the testing repository enabled when making bug reports.

Determining Bodhi Version

The current release is Bodhi 5.1.0 being found in our testing repository. Currently, only Bodhi Linux version 5.1.0 are supported by the Bodhi Team. It is highly recommended you update to the current version of Bodhi as we lack the manpower to maintain old releases. These instructions are, therefore, only for Bodhi 5.x.

If you are unsure what version you have installed, Open the Menu and select: About the Operating system ➞ About Bodhi Linux:

About Bodhi

In the image above, one can see the Bodhi version is 5.1.0 and the major version number is 5. If for some reason the Bodhi Version number is not displayed in this dialog, Change your theme to default. A theme can opt to not display this info or be broken and this feature is not working. One could also run the command:

lsb_release -sc

This command will output the Ubuntu base code name. If you are using Bodhi Linux 5.x, the output is bionic.

Adding and removing Bodhi’s Testing Repo

One can add or remove Bodhi’s Testing repo by directly editing the file /etc/apt/sources.list as root. But since this may be error-prone, the instructions here will be using terminal commands.

Note: removing the testing repository does not uninstall whatever packages you have installed since adding the repo.

To add Bodhi’s Testing repository to Bodhi Linux 5.x, open a terminal and run the command below:

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb [trusted=yes] https://packages.bodhilinux.com/bodhi bionic b5testing' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

To remove Bodhi’s Testing repository to Bodhi Linux 5.x, open a terminal and run the command below:

sudo sed -i '/b5testing/d' /etc/apt/sources.list

This command will output the Ubuntu base code name. If you are using Bodhi Linux 5.x, the output is bionic. 

Using the Testing Repository

To update all packages to the versions found in the testing repo, open a terminal and run the command below:

sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade

To update a particular application or applications, say terminology:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install terminology

Browsing the Repos

All of Bodhi’s repositories have a web interface. It is not recommended for average users to download and install packages (deb files) from the web interface, but advanced users may find it both more convenient and safer to do so. Particularly if all they wish to do is install a package or so.

What if something goes wrong

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