Note that you may want to be more cautious than I am and only install the desired packages from Backports (the normal approach) instead of updating all available packages to their version in Backports (what I did using APT Preferences.) Related issues were described here (1). Fortunately, those were the only ones that I have faced since late 2011, when that system was built.stevesr0 wrote:Thanks very much
I have printed it out and will chew on it for a while.
Also note that I use Proposed Updates because I like to try the new versions of (Stable) packages whenever they are available, instead of waiting until the next Point Release. And I do not use the Security repository because all security fixes are automatically added to the Proposed Updates repository.
Ah!, I use Aptitude instead of Apt-Get for everything; it is the only package manager that I know. And I did not even try a "safe-upgrade."
On a more conservative system using more conservative upgrading methods, there might not have been any issues at all during the upgrade.