#1 Complaint about Ubuntu: Updates break things

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Sat Dec 20 12:33:11 GMT 2008

On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 14:23 -0600, Justin Dugger wrote:
> 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?

>From my experience as a user, I do not think that -proposed suffices. I
do enable it in order to check for issues in an effort to help, but ...

      * From what I see on the -users list, very few people do the same,
        even those with a clue. If that is a correct assumption, then
        -proposed still offers little testing.
      * The real update often comes *very* soon after hitting -proposed.
        I ran into several cases where an update in -proposed caused me
        a subtle issue, but by the time I noticed and figured out enough
        details to write a bug report, the update had already been
        pushed out to everyone.

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