Update - argh!

Michael Rawson michaelrawson76 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 22:52:43 UTC 2012

Hey, slow means boring. :P

Well...I was running the last updates of the day via apt-get 
dist-upgrade (sleepily, not a good idea!), and being sleepy, just hit 
the yes button, without reading the huge list of "removes".

A couple of minutes later, icons started dissappearing, the 'quit' 
button being the first to go. Then the pcmanfm icon, then most the 
application sections under lxmenu. So I logged out, and the lxdm 
(hideous, btw, unthemed and with a huge "LOGIN" background) screen 
offered to log me in as various daemons, so clicked 'other' and logged 
in as normal....to LXDE, not Lubuntu. Lubuntu was not an option any more.

So I drop to a tty, and do:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall lubuntu-desktop

Only "I've held broken packages". Lots of them. And I can't install any 
of them, apparently they don't exist yet.

Not panicking as such, just keen to warn everybody in a false sense of 
security to watch what it removes for the next few days.


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