malligt wrote:What is the downside, if any, to simply enabling Romeo as a one-time-only event, then running the 'dpkg-reconfigure sysv -rc' command, then disabling Romeo afterwards?
Okay, from my vast experience of 5 weeks using Mint,
-- I'd guess that there would be no problems with doing as you suggest. After all, the stuff in Romeo is destined to eventually land in the main repositories, so you would eventually end up with the same stuff anyway, albeit more debugged versions.
On the other hand, this minor "breakage" we just experienced suggests to me that Romeo will be trying to keep pace with the actual Debian Testing code more closely. To date, zero problems with Romeo enabled, one minor problem without it enabled.
If I had more experience with Mint in general, I'd have a better idea of how "bleeding edge" Romeo is.
My personal feeling at this point is to throw caution to the wind, see how things go, and then re-think things if a pattern of problems emerges. I also have multiple installs of LMDE, so I can upgrade one, see how things look, and then upgrade the rest. I have an emergency backup partition with Mint 10 as a doomsday plan.
Hopefully a Mint Wizard will pass by soon and give you a better answer.