Ok, this is not a problem that needs solving. I just want to discuss my package update strategy related to using a rolling distribution like LMDE. And I am talking about a 'production' machine that I cannot work without. Spare time to fix things is non-existent.
I installed LMDE back in February and in late April I decided to stop updating my packages for a while. I thought I should wait until the new testing release of Debian (jessie) settles a bit (was due to enter LMDE repositories in early May) before updating my machine. By that I mean becoming a bit more solid. Is this a common approach or am I too conservative? What do others think?
Now (late September) I run 'aptitude update' and I get ...Current status: 36833 new [+35297]. Correct me if I am wrong but this means 36833 updated packages, isn't it? It's not that I didn't expect it but we really mean moving from debian wheezy to debian jessie in one go. I am tempted to wait and do the update the last month before the next update pack of LMDE is out. Does anybody think the same way? Any objections? And do we know when the next LMDE update pack is due?