On 10/3/2014 3:25 AM, David Nadlinger via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote:
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?

Arch Linux warns you about the conflict and installs the new files as
e.g. /etc/fstab.pacnew.


I've used at various points in time Debian, Ubuntu, Redhat, Centos, and amazon linux. At no point has any of them ever lost my fstab file, or any other critical file for that matter. My oldest system at this point is about 8 years old and has been ubuntu since it was born and still is. It's current and has rolled through every intervening version quite easily, which is a good thing since it's a vm off in a data center.

It's not hard to maintain systems, but they do require maintenance. I wouldn't really expect to neglect a system for many years and be able to rapidly jump it all the way to current. About once a year I go on a big maintenance spree, independent of more frequent minor maintenance.

My 2 cents,

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