Running Mint Debian Edition with Stable repositories
OK - I have just installed Mint Debian Edition on my dad's Laptop. I changed the repositories to squeeze (current debian stable) before the first update. I'm using apt-get update && apt-get upgrade to keep things up to date.
I wanted a system that is easy to use and administer ... for now I'm going with squeeze as there will be few updates but it will be security patched - so system breakage should be minimal. I think just pointing to stable rather than squeeze will probably result in a few problems when wheezy replaces squeeze as stable.
At some point (probably about 18 months time) the current stable debian squeeze will be replaced by wheezy. I'm thinking my best strategy is wait for a month or so after wheezy is stable, modify /etc/apt/source.list to point to wheezy and do an
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
Do the great and good think this is the best approach to migrate the system?
I'm running systems local to me with testing and happy to do that for those systems .... and fix the odd problem - but want to avoid doing this for remote systems.