vrkalak wrote:LMDE is based on Debian's Testing branch - so if a particular version of an App or Kernel has made it into the Testing Repros, it will also show up in the LMDE Update Repros, as well.
I know the debian repos may be a bit stagnant with wheezy on its way, but is there something that I can/should do to install/enable intermediary/interim updates or are the mint update packs the only way to go?
apt-cache policy iceweasel
*** 19.0~b3-1 0
500 http://mozilla.debian.net/ experimental/iceweasel-beta i386 Packages
1 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ experimental/main i386 Packages
500 http://http.debian.net/debian/ unstable/main i386 Packages
0xnak wrote:I know the debian repos may be a bit stagnant with wheezy on its way, but is there something that I can/should do to install/enable intermediary/interim updates or are the mint update packs the only way to go?
Although it's using Romeo for unstable packages, LMDE continuously changes as it receives updates and new software. Compared to a frozen version of Linux Mint which changes very little once it's publicly released, it's not as stable. Things are likely to break more often but fixes can also come quicker. For this reason, LMDE requires a deeper knowledge and experience with Linux, dpkg and APT.
Debian is a less user-friendly/desktop-ready base than Ubuntu. Expect some rough edges.
Security support for testing
The team is providing security support for Debian's testing branch by
writing patches and doing NMUs to unstable as necessary
tracking the fixed packages and working with the Debian Release Managers to make sure fixes reach testing quickly
if this process is too slow, providing fixed packages built against testing in the testing-security apt repository:
deb http://security.debian.org testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org testing/updates main contrib non-free
However, the majority of security fixes reach testing by migration from unstable.
Note that in order to take advantage of the security support for testing, you must update your system on a regular basis.
For several reasons, the security support for testing cannot be expected to be of the same quality as for Debian's stable branch:
Updates for testing-security usually receive less testing than updates for stable-security.
Testing is changing all the time which increases the likelihood of problems with the build infrastructure. Such problems can delay security updates in testing.
FF (can get version 18 (as a debian usually) right from their site. But FF in LMDE is usually pretty good for coming as a update thru 'mint-update', and doesn't have to come with/tru a Upack!
apt update && apt dist-upgrade
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