thomasmc wrote:Well, the update pack info does tell you which packages to ignore. All you have to do is click on them, and select "ignore", and you won't see them again.
I know this is a stretch..........
t3g wrote:I understand that this is a rolling release where it updates MONTHLY and the packages are a MONTH old giving the Mint team a MONTH to look over the code, analyze, release a system adjustments file per MONTH to make sure s**t doesn't break.
If you are not prepared to do that then, I suggest, you have a number of options, particularly;
- run Linuxmint Standard Edition which will only catch these changes once every six month re-install cycle, or
- run something like Crunchbang or Mepis11 (staying Debian based), both of which are based on Debian Stable and will feel little or no impact from these changes for quite some time.
Come back to LMDE when the changes have settled.
and hope it is stable enough without them getting turned off by issues like these. Yes, I know they are cosmetic, but it can be confusing to some.
Just because a particular app has no glaring bugs does not mean it will necessarily play nice with all the other packages on any given system. The amount of work involved in making sure it all works well, all works together, and is always the latest version should not be underestimated.
If you want rolling & the latest versions (including version issues and bugs) run Sid, if you want rolling (mostly) that works well (mostly) run Testing. If you want a system that just works run Stable.
If you want something else, RUN SOMETHING ELSE!
I would have add as a solution to simply move your LMDE repos to debian stable.
t3g wrote:Congrats on completely missing the point.
they are simply 'what happens' in a rolling release
sjonesy wrote: I just think the debian devs could do a much better job of quality control
sjonesy wrote:because at the moment debian is the one having problems, and they need to fixed upstream, not relying on the community to reverse engineer them.
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