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 update?

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 basis.

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 produced).

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.

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