Version confusion

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dario
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Version confusion

Post by dario » Fri Oct 06, 2023 1:16 pm

Hello,

can you please help me understand the version situation?

From softether web site, I see 4.42 as latest stable, but GitHub lists v 5.0.2 and my Debian 12 finds version 5.0.1.

Thank you!

solo
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Re: Version confusion

Post by solo » Fri Oct 06, 2023 1:26 pm


dario
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Re: Version confusion

Post by dario » Fri Oct 06, 2023 1:35 pm

That is a sort of a beta version?

Isn't there any point where it is clear that V5 is DE?

Isn't that odd that Debian 12 does not default to stable edition?

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Re: Version confusion

Post by solo » Fri Oct 06, 2023 1:48 pm


dario
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Re: Version confusion

Post by dario » Fri Oct 06, 2023 1:57 pm

If DE is not a Beta, then what is it?

I already have v5 in my Debina and it seems odd: I always knew Debian uses stable versions

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Re: Version confusion

Post by fenice » Fri Oct 06, 2023 4:49 pm

dario wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2023 1:57 pm
If DE is not a Beta, then what is it?
A Developer Edition is just what it says, it's for developers to test their builds and get it ready for beta release, a beta version is not the final release and it's for testing that version for it to become a 'released version'.
Regards


Bill

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Re: Version confusion

Post by dario » Mon Oct 09, 2023 9:52 am

Do you think DE is safe enough? Or should I switch to SE on my server?

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Re: Version confusion

Post by fenice » Mon Oct 09, 2023 2:24 pm

dario wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2023 9:52 am
Do you think DE is safe enough? Or should I switch to SE on my server?
If you're not a developer then avoid the DE version. The sensible answer would be to use stable SE version or maybe the Beta version if you want to file bug reports.
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Bill

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Re: Version confusion

Post by dario » Mon Oct 09, 2023 3:27 pm

Ok, do you know how to switch to SE on Debian with APT?

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Re: Version confusion

Post by shakibamoshiri » Tue Oct 10, 2023 3:43 pm

you can download stable version from
https://github.com/SoftEtherVPN/SoftEth ... e/releases

- unzip/untar it
- run it

dario
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Re: Version confusion

Post by dario » Tue Oct 10, 2023 4:09 pm

Should I remove DE first with APT?
Will the configuration be preserved and will it be valid for SE?

Thank you!!

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Re: Version confusion

Post by decock918 » Fri Oct 13, 2023 1:31 pm

From softether web site, I see 4.42 as latest stable, but GitHub lists v 5.0.2 and my Debian 12 finds version 5.0.1pikashow download
Last edited by decock918 on Fri Oct 27, 2023 2:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.

dario
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Re: Version confusion

Post by dario » Fri Oct 13, 2023 1:44 pm

And I find it odd that Debain 12 defaults to Dev Edition.

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Re: Version confusion

Post by shakibamoshiri » Fri Oct 13, 2023 7:38 pm

dario wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2023 4:09 pm
Should I remove DE first with APT?
Will the configuration be preserved and will it be valid for SE?

Thank you!!
No need to reinstall others since you can run the binary file in the path/location your unzip/untar it
But make sure SE dev has stopped by
- vpnserver stop
- systemctl stop SE-SERVICE-NAME

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