Repository errors?

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at
Fri Feb 9 16:22:26 GMT 2007

On 2/9/07, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
> There _should_ be no official word warning users to hold off.  I've done two
> dist-upgrades since this happened.  It's not a big deal.
> Any official word not to panic might be in order.  I'm not official, but:
> Don't Panic (and remember your towel).

I'm not panicking either, and have done dist-upgrades on four machines
since, but I'm noticing postings on the mailing list (and heard of
ones on the forum) of people really hosing their machine or
reinstalling from scratch because of this. As someone said, it may be
that years of zero-day exploits and such on Windows has trained people
to jump a bit too high... I was just suggesting that a note in the
mailing list from someone with in their email address may


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