A few weeks ago I upgraded my Debian from 8 to 9 (Jesse to Stretch), and it seemed to go OK except I find that the linux-image (kernel) didn't update. And the reason it didn't update is because of an Xorg issue. So it's booting to the old kernel and libreoffice and some other useful packages were removed. Plus the kernel headers and the image packages are different versions, so I'm not clear how this is considered "stable"?
I tried to manually install the linux-image package, and here's what happened:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse:
linux-image-4.9.0-3-amd64 (4.9.30-2+deb9u5) breaks xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse (<< 1:13.0.99) and is installed.
Version of xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse to be configured is 1:13.0.0-1+b3.
dpkg: error processing package xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
My choices seem to be to do a clean install of Stretch, or upgrade to the Testing repo (I'm leaning towards this), or maybe install Ubuntu instead, if I have to do a new install. Does anyone have any other suggestions?