On Friday, 3 October 2014 at 07:16:14 UTC, Kagamin wrote:
On Thursday, 2 October 2014 at 12:44:08 UTC, eles wrote:
I doubt. At least, not easily. However, installing LMDE should
be a one-time process (it's a rolling distribution).
Do rolling distributions guarantee to not overwrite fstab? How
mint package update differs from a rolling distro package
Mint is release-based. All packages are updated in a large group
that is called "a release", unlike rolling distributions, where
packages are updated package-by-package, sometimes even on daily
The former attempt stability (because all packages are tested
together, along with their interactions), while the latter
attempt cutting-edge software (you update software as it gets
No matter the distribution, security packages usually comes in in
rolling-manner (because very important).
Unlike other release-style distribution, Mint simply does not
support hot-upgrades, they recommend full reinstall (back-up your
files, clean harddisk, install, restore files).
Anyway, the fact that they do not support it does not mean is not
possible. It's just that they disclaim responsibility and they do
not want to invest support into that.
So, it is possible, but you must be a bit of geek. And you cannot
request their official helps/guides for that. Think of it as
"undocumented feature" from their POV.