Re-iterating the "Warning": Was Re: A Series of Unfortunate Problems (Xgl, 3.4->3.5 upgrade)

lordSauron lordsauronthegreat at
Tue Feb 21 23:41:27 UTC 2006

On 2/21/06, paul cooke <paul.cooke100 at> wrote:
> On Tuesday 21 February 2006 18:28, golfer wrote:
> > On 2/21/06, lordSauron <lordsauronthegreat at> wrote:
> > > If Drapper is the solution, then how'd I go about making the switch
> > > from Breezy-Badger to Drapper?
> >
> > Put this in your /etc/apt/sources.list and comment out your other
> > repositories.  Then do "sudo apt-get update" and "sudo apt-get
> > dist-upgrade" (and hold on to your hat for a bumpy ride!)
> >
> > # dapper repositories
> > deb dapper main restricted
> > multiverse universe
> > deb-src dapper main restricted
> > multiverse universe
> > deb dapper-security main
> > restricted multiverse universe
> > deb dapper-updates main restricted
> > multiverse universe
> > deb dapper-backports main
> > restricted multiverse universe
> > deb dapper-proposed main
> > restricted multiverse universe
> >
> > I did this a week or so ago, and have not looked back.  You have to
> > "update" & "dist-upgrade" everyday and tolerate some minor bugs, but
> > it's workable and fun!
> may I take this opportunity to re-iterate the warning that Dapper is NOT for
> "production" use yet... there can be "breakage"... especially in the next few
> weeks when the new version of Gnome is introduced.

I don't use Gnome... why would that be an issue?  Is there some shared
library that's culprit here?

> Current release date for Gnome 2.14 is 15th March... approx a very short
> period before Ubuntu 6.04 officialy hits the streets.
> By all means try the new dapper test versions, but please play with it on a
> non-production test machine... if you use your main work machine to play and
> it breaks, then don't come in here with your sob stories... remember, you
> have been warned :)

I don't have "sob" stories.  I just lift an eyebrow and cast the
all-seeing eye about until I find the source of the problem, then I
try and fix it.  In other words, I'm not the type to send a PC flying
through a window.

> OK, have fun... I certainly intend to, but I've got the luxury of a couple of
> spare machines to play on while this machine remains in nice "breezy"
> condition... :)

I have 4 computers, so I'm set : )

iMac G3, Athlon1400, Athlon64 and a IBM ThinkPad X40.

> Paul C
> --
> XP, unsafe on the internet at any speed...

Just on that thought...  XP is safer on slower computers b/c it's
slower to get into trouble.  Trust me, I should know : (

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