jeffreyC wrote:This needs to be said again LMDE is not Ubuntu ! you need to install all five levels of updates.
If you do not, you will find yourself with package dependencies which are not the right version, this will screw up your system.
The Mint team has not changed the Update Manager for LM Debian E yet.
In Ubuntu updates are different than Debian testing.
Yes, it needs to be said again & again & again & .......
LMDE is a ROLLING RELEASE distribution based on Debian Testing. Mint 11 is a fixed release based on Ubuntu. They are chalk & cheese; and you should not adopt Ubuntu-based strategies in LMDE.
By definition, rolling releases ROLL along IN THEIR ENTIRETY! You should update ALL available updates all the time! It has been discussed numerous time already in these forums about MintUpdate not being modified yet for LMDE. The recommended method for LMDE upgrades is to open a terminal and (as root) issue this command (or its equivalent):
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
If you are not sure why the "upgrade" followed by "dist-upgrade" have a read of 'man apt-get'. It is all about getting all the apps you can up to date before issuing the command that can remove apps.
Any partial upgrade strategy in LMDE is not 'playing safe' it is asking for trouble.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
it's about learning to dance in the rain.