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Install the latest firefox (or another package) version in Debian using sid repository

There is a big misconception that in Debian all packages are outdated. This misunderstanding arises due to in stable releases packages receive mostly security updates and bug fixes. And between stable releases passes about a year. This is why users are waiting for programs functionality update for a long time (if they are on ‘stable’ […]

Debian: Move from stretch (old stable) to buster (new stable)

July 6th, 2019 was released another update of the popular Linux distribution – Debian. This is Debian’s 10th release, code-named “Buster”. I will explain in detail how to upgrade from a previous release Debian 9 “Stretch” to Debian 10 “Buster”. The upgrade process is not complicated. See also: Debian: From buster (old testing) to bullseye […]

Debian: Move from buster (old testing) to bullseye (new testing)

Debian 10 “buster” was released and now it is “stable release”. Future “bullseye” release is now being developed and marked as “testing”. But we still stay on “buster” marked as “testing which is wrong. See also: Debian: From stretch (old stable) to buster (new stable) But in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99defaultrelease we have “testing” as our default release […]

MPV: Limit cache size and cacheable playback interval

By default, MPV has too high values for cache usage which can cause a large consumption of memory when playing a video, for example from YouTube. This note is about how to limit MPV cache usage and reduce memory consumption. Limit cacheable playback interval The first option is –cache-secs <seconds>. This sets how many seconds […]