The Update Manager used in LMDE is the same as the one in other editions of Linux Mint. No adaptation or changes were made yet to accomodate it to the rolling nature of LMDE.
JasonLG wrote:...the reason that LMDE is so stable right now is because Debian is so close to a release. As soon as the next stable is released the roller coaster ride begins again in the testing branch.
So no, I would not rely on mintUpdate nor on its definition of lvl 1 and 2 updates. Lvl 1 is simply reserved for tools released by the Mint devs, i.e. very low-risk updates, as the Mint devs are producing those updates themselves (i.e. mintUpdate, mintInstall, mintMenu, etc.). Lvl 2 is reserved for very common software, things like updates for Firefox. The bulk of the updates you'll find will come from what mintUpdate deems as lvl 3 updates, with lvl 4 and 5 reserved for more generally riskier updates (e.g. X, hal, the kernel, etc.). To maintain a true rolling release, you should install all updates and use apt-get dist-upgrade (not just apt-get upgrade), otherwise you'll start running into problems when major upgrades take place. If you just want to stick with lvl 1 and 2 updates, you may as well stick with a static Linux distro like Ubuntu and Mint's main editions.
guimaster wrote:I am going to have to go visit that thread now and let the author know that he can have his wish via LMDE...
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