proxmox stable -> testing

RolandK

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hello,

how can i switch from proxmox stable (pve-no-subscription) to testing release ?

i added the testing repo , but on apt update/apt dist-upgrade, nothing happens.
 

mira

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Did you add it via the GUI?
What's the output of apt update?
 

RolandK

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Code:
# cat sources.list
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian bullseye main contrib
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian bullseye-updates main contrib

# PVE pve-no-subscription repository provided by proxmox.com,
# NOT recommended for production use
#deb http://download.proxmox.com/debian/pve bullseye pve-no-subscription

# security updates
deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security bullseye-security main contrib

deb http://download.proxmox.com/debian/pve bullseye pvetest


Code:
# apt update
Hit:1 http://security.debian.org/debian-security bullseye-security InRelease
Hit:2 http://ftp.debian.org/debian bullseye InRelease
Hit:3 http://ftp.debian.org/debian bullseye-updates InRelease
Hit:4 http://download.proxmox.com/debian/pve bullseye InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.
 

mira

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From what I can tell, the latest addition to pvetest was on February 23rd:
Code:
libtpms-dev_0.9.2~bpo11+1_amd64.deb
 libtpms0-dbgsym_0.9.2~bpo11+1_amd64.deb
 libtpms0_0.9.2~bpo11+1_amd64.deb
 linux-tools-5.13-dbgsym_5.13.19-10_amd64.deb
 linux-tools-5.13_5.13.19-10_amd64.deb
 proxmox-widget-toolkit_3.4-7_all.deb
 pve-headers-5.13.19-5-pve_5.13.19-10_amd64.deb
 pve-headers-5.13_7.1-8_all.deb
 pve-kernel-5.13.19-5-pve_5.13.19-10_amd64.deb
 pve-kernel-5.13_7.1-8_all.deb
 pve-qemu-kvm-dbg_6.2.0-1_amd64.deb
 pve-qemu-kvm_6.2.0-1_amd64.deb
 pve-zsync_2.2.2_all.deb
 swtpm-dbgsym_0.7.1~bpo11+1_amd64.deb
 swtpm-dev_0.7.1~bpo11+1_amd64.deb
 swtpm-libs-dbgsym_0.7.1~bpo11+1_amd64.deb
 swtpm-libs_0.7.1~bpo11+1_amd64.deb
 swtpm-tools-dbgsym_0.7.1~bpo11+1_amd64.deb
 swtpm-tools_0.7.1~bpo11+1_amd64.deb
 swtpm_0.7.1~bpo11+1_amd64.deb

These are not yet available on pve-no-subscription.
Do you have any of those package versions installed?
 

RolandK

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mhh, ok, some of them are installed, must have overseen that that while trying, i was assuming that there would be much more difference between pve-no-subscription and pvestest

i wanted to try latest webgui features like cross-cluster migration and such stuff, maybe my expectation is simply wrong that such features is available in pvetest as sort of "tech preview" for the next release ?
 

mira

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No, those are not yet available. Once the cross-cluster migration is available as preview, there will be an announcement in the forum for sure.

The `pvetest` repository is simply one of the steps to get packages tested for pve-enterprise. First packages will be released to the internal staging repositories. When no issues are reported, they will be moved to pvetest, then to pve-no-subscription and finally to pve-enterprise.
Depending on the package, the time in each repository varies. But most of the packages will be rather quick to move from one to the next.

`Previews` are different and opt-in, see kernel 5.15 [0].


[0] https://forum.proxmox.com/threads/opt-in-linux-kernel-5-15-for-proxmox-ve-7-x-available.100936/
 

RolandK

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thank you very much for explaining. i had simply wrong expectations then... (as i assumed pvetest would be similar to debian testing...)
 

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