Re: [LAU] What on earth...

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To: Will Godfrey <willgodfrey@...>, linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 7:55 pm

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I've hosed my own system several times over. Sometimes it's not your
fault, but you should pick the best tools for managing your packages (I'm
surprised no one mentioned "aptitude" yet! You get to examine package
conflicts and decide to accept/reject certain actions.)

a brief tale of shared blame:
I surf through my packages and see a newer version of libc6. Huh,
okay--let's install it. No new packages listed (I should have checked the
"removed packages"). Go!

Then, I realize in horror that almost everything on my system has been
uninstalled. Turns out all the dependency information did not carry over
to the new libc package. It cost me a few hours to dig through the cache,
generate a list of packages and run "apt-get" on the list.

Chuck

On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Will Godfrey
wrote:

> did the debian devs think they were doing?

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I've hosed my own system several times =
over.=A0 Sometimes it's not your fault, but you should pick the best to=
ols for managing your packages (I'm surprised no one mentioned "ap=
titude" yet!=A0 You get to examine package conflicts and decide to acc=
ept/reject certain actions.)
a brief tale of shared blame:I surf through my packages=
and see a newer version of libc6.=A0 Huh, okay--let's install it.=A0 N=
o new packages listed (I should have checked the "removed packages&quo=
t;).=A0 Go!=A0
Then, I realize in horror that almost everything on my system has=
been uninstalled.=A0 Turns out all the dependency information did not carr=
y over to the new libc package.=A0 It cost me a few hours to dig through th=
e cache, generate a list of packages and run "apt-get" on the lis=
t.
ChuckOn Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 4:23 PM,=
Will Godfrey <willgodfrey@musically.me.uk> wrote:=

did the debian devs think they were doing?

My music machine is set up precisely as I want it with no spare fluff or
eye-candy, and fits my workflow like a glove. I seldom make any changes, bu=
t
thought it high time I checked for upgraded packages. Up till now this has<=
br>
never been any kind of problem and usually results in some tiny overall
improvements.

Today was different. Without asking, indeed, without even a warning, they
installed GDM, Gnome3 and pulse audio, thus rendering my computer totally
useless. The only thing I could do was reboot, then log into recovery mode,=

find aptitude and delete the crap.

I will never really trust debian again :(

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[LAU] What on earth..., Will Godfrey, (Sat Dec 21, 10:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] What on earth..., Charles Z Henry, (Mon Dec 23, 7:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] What on earth..., Ralf Mardorf, (Sun Dec 22, 10:21 am)
Re: [LAU] What on earth..., Philipp , (Sun Dec 22, 10:53 am)
Re: [LAU] What on earth..., Ralf Mardorf, (Sun Dec 22, 12:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] What on earth..., Robin Gareus, (Sun Dec 22, 12:56 am)
Re: [LAU] What on earth..., Philipp , (Sat Dec 21, 11:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] What on earth... resolved, Will Godfrey, (Sun Dec 22, 6:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] What on earth... resolved, david, (Tue Dec 24, 2:02 am)
Re: [LAU] What on earth..., david, (Sun Dec 22, 3:49 am)
Re: [LAU] What on earth..., hermann meyer, (Sun Dec 22, 5:07 am)
Re: [LAU] What on earth..., david, (Sun Dec 22, 5:43 am)