bmike1 wrote:But like I said, never had a problem with a apt-get upgrade in 3 years. The problem was the dist-upgrade.
You're entitled to do whatever you want with your own system. Frankly, I do things with my system that could be considered risky, but I (usually) anticipate the consequences and (usually) know what to do if I break something.
I think the objection people have is that you're giving questionable advice to others on a forum that is geared for a distribution of Linux that is meant for newbies who don't understand the risks and consequences of following said advice.