Bali wrote:Hi all,
Many thanks for all those informations, feedback, and advices.
So what I will wait the Release of Debian Squeeze and after few days download the last ISO of Mint Debian. Because if I understood everything, as soon as Debian Squeeze will be release, the Mint Debian will be updated that means that all the package inside will be in a stable version.
Gramps50 wrote:The only thing we don't know is what is going to happen when Squeeze goes stable a bunch of stuff that is in unstable now will go to testing (currently Squeeeze). Even so I am not that worried about it, I think we will be okay.
vincent wrote:As I said, do not change it to "stable". If you must, change it to "squeeze" instead to freeze your LMDE once Debian 6.0 Squeeze is finally released later this year.
The reason is because APT cannot downgrade packages by itself...it is configured to update all your packages to the latest version(s) available through the listed repos in your sources.list. You cannot downgrade your packages without jumping through some very convoluted hoops, which is unsupported by Debian and would likely break your install. Just by changing your sources.list to "stable", nothing will happen; your already installed packages take precedence over the older packages in Debian Lenny's repository, so no updates will take place.
I switched my Linux Mint Debian Edition "Sources.list" file from "testing" to "stable" and not to "squeeze." I had 4 updates to download. Now I am up-to-date until the next time files are added to "stable," which may be a long time from now, but the day will come, and when it does I - hopefully - will safely upgrade to the next distro without problems. We shall see I guess.
Since most updates are bug fixes and security patches I cannot understand why you want to avoid them
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