isranico wrote:hello to all the great developers and users of LMDE^^
I'm an avid fan of LMDE. been using it as my main OS since it came out in september. it runs more smoothly and effectively than any "light" ubuntu deriative I ever laid my hand on... and I do love the idea of a "rolling" release... but as in other linux distros.... quality of a new install is unmatched to the quality of an update, rolling as it may be.
I've started with the september version, when it was still young and rough... the december/january updates fixed some problems, but I went on and made a new clean install 201101 ISO, and it worked much better and fixed more settings and glitches. since then a whole era of debian has passed. testing moved on to wheezy. one day I tried to update my system by "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" outside the graphical system. after the update (which in download is bigger than a new ISO) was over, I had to face the problem that with each shutdown the system tried to start new kernel and crashing. not having the patience to try to fix this and other glitches that the update brought, I made a clean reinstall of 201101 ISO. after all I hardly have to tweak the system after a new install. all I do is install ibus (for hebrew+japanese input) and emesene and ebview (a dictionary tool) and I'm set. I never use alternative repos or fiddle with the kernel or whatever. so since I do want an updated system I'm impatiently waiting for a new ISO to come out. I'm not going to use updates again because they don't seem particularly effective to me.
does anyone else feel like I do? that installing the system anew is nicer and safer than using rolling updates?
with each shutdown the system tried to start new kernel and crashing
craigevil wrote:Install apt-listbugs and apt-listchanges that way you will have less of a chance of getting bitten by upgrade bugs..................
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