#1 Complaint about Ubuntu: Updates break things

Justin Dugger jldugger at ubuntu.com
Fri Dec 19 20:23:30 GMT 2008

> For example, I remember one time an update to the nvidia binary blob drivers
> caused the xserver to fail to start in certain cases. It didn't affect the
> *right* people or *enough* people for it to get the attention it deserved. I
> asked someone about it because I did happen to hear about it from one of my
> friends who I converted to Ubuntu and was told that by whoever uploaded it
> that they had heard about cases where that was occurring but there were no
> plans for remedial action.

Normally, I'd cite something about anecdotal evidence and whatnot, but
if I remember correctly, this is the case that led to the creation of
-proposed.  That would be remedial action, no?

Actually, I think I'll harp on anecdotal evidence anyways. The first
step towards improving is putting in place tools to measure the status
quo, so we can track progress. How can we measure the impact and
frequency of regressions in -SRU and friends?

Justin Dugger

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