On Sunday, 5 October 2014 at 21:13:01 UTC, Kagamin wrote:
On Friday, 3 October 2014 at 11:25:59 UTC, eles wrote:
Debian and Debian-based asks you to confirm file overwrite
(usually, the diff is displayed too).
Isn't it the same package manager? It should be able to do the
same on mint. Or may be fstab can be copied somewhere and then
back at some point?
It should be the same, but I am never sure about the homegrown
patches that the Mint team applies (for example, they applied
that patch that presents "update packs").
Truly rolling or only security updates?
Actually, a kind of releases, every 6 months, but that only comes
down to updating the Mint plug-ins and a selected handful of
programs (probably, browser, update manager and e-mail clients).
There is no much difference wrt a rolling release, because the
code base does not change. Basically, the "releases" will be
nothing else that some glorified update packs, so basically the
same that LMDE does today. Call it a "semi-rolling". At least
this is my understanding of it.
Well, I'm ok with a fresh install.
My advice is to wait a bit for the new LMDE to get out.
Installing LMDE now as the current model approaches its end of
life is not the best, since mostly sure, you'll have to do it
again since they change the code base (from testing to stable).
But can it run under the target linux itself? Or rather what to
run from the disk? Since mint4win installation is a virtual
disk, I'm not sure the installer will find it gracefully,
they're usually partition-oriented. Not sure if this eliminates
problem with fstab though.
Sorry, I have no direct experience with Mint directly, I
extrapolate my understanding of other distribution to it, from
the comments. Could not answer to those questions as they require
Anyway, if you feel a bit adventurous, the current LMDE model is
somewhat continued by a distribution called SolidXK (google it)
and a new-comer on the scene is Tranglu, that I just installed in
a VM and which looks very promising (a mix of Debian Stable,
Testing and Unstable, release-style, but hopefully with