Edgy in the news

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Tue Oct 31 22:39:12 GMT 2006

On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 16:58:08 -0500
Gabriel Puliatti <foo at predius.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 16:51 +0100, Michael Vogt wrote:
> > I think we should make it clearer in the ReleaseNotes that using
> > apt-get dist-upgrade means that people have to double-check for
> > ubuntu-desktop after the upgrade.  
> Why should ubuntu-desktop be removed at all? If I try to remove
> e2fslibs, I get the following from apt:
> You are about to do something potentially harmful.
> To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!'
>  ?] 
> We could set ubuntu-desktop as required and have an ubuntu-server
> package replacing it for server installs.

*cough* things are inflexible enough already... I have a completely
redundant "evolution" here - I never use it - but suppose I try to remove
it...  aptitude says

Remove the following packages:
ubuntu-desktop  <<---- which I really could, since I know to replace it on
upgrade: but telling people they can't remove it with scary warnings is
*not* a solution.

Now, as it happens, I don't bother removing evolution - but being told "You
are about to do something harmful" if I tried it would, shall we say,
produce some hollow laughter here...  Or perhaps I might put in a bug
saying "Evolution considered harmful: package require warnings on
install" , which would express my impressions reasonably accurately  ;-)

IMO Evolution's evolution has been going backwards more or less since
about 1.4.5 ... but that's just an opinion.

Perhaps you could word it "You are about to do something we disapprove
of" ( just kidding)

> -- 
> No violence, gentlemen -- no violence, I beg of you!  Consider the
> furniture!
>                 -- Sherlock Holmes

No dire warnings gentlemen -- consider the users!



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