Edgy in the news
mdke at ubuntu.com
Tue Oct 31 21:02:48 GMT 2006
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* Matt Zimmerman:
> On Sun, Oct 29, 2006 at 04:51:35PM +0000, Matthew East wrote:
>> * Daniel Robitaille:
>>> The negative stories and blogs about Edgy are
>>> starting to pile up:
>> As with the last release cycle, people *expect* "apt-get dist-upgrade"
>> to work, and are losing their systems when they try. The negative
>> implications of not supporting upgrades via apt-get are starting to hit
>> Ubuntu really hard in terms of reputation.
> apt-get cannot and will not handle all upgrade scenarios; there's no way
> around that.
> How do you think we can better message the need to use the upgrade tool?
> Perhaps dist-upgrade should warn the user that it is likely to cause
> problems if they're using it for inter-release upgrades.
If apt-get can't be amended to support the same technology that
update-manager uses, then yeah, I'd say a prominent message, requiring
user intervention to continue.
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