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Fri Feb 9 18:57:23 GMT 2007
Eamonn Sullivan wrote:
> On 2/9/07, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
>> There _should_ be no official word warning users to hold off. I've done
>> 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.
I would think that's because they panicked. If you just don't let it remove
anything, you can't be hosed. So: Don't Panic.
> 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 ubuntu.com in their email address may
Yeah, you're right.
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