updating, upgrading Feisty, Gutsy

Christopher Stamper christopherstamper at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 17:50:29 GMT 2007

YES, its is!!!

How could you do any audio work and not know about Jack?

If you plan to do any, *any* audio production, you need jack. Unless your
doing some audacity thing... :-(

You should do a clean install...

On 11/22/07, D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre at rosegardenmusic.com>
> On Friday 16 November 2007, Christopher Stamper wrote:
> > It is definately best to do a clean install. Reformat the disk and
> > everything. You'll be very glad you did.
> Good advice for people who don't like adventure, but it isn't turning out
> as
> badly as the reams of help me messages had me fearing it would.
> I don't think this would have worked using the graphical frontends.  I've
> had
> to dist-upgrade and -f install I've lost track of how many times.  I had
> to
> hack /etc/init.d/timidity to just exit 0 immediately in order to free up a
> log jam of suspended packages, and then I had to resort to actually doing
> (wince):
> $ sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite
> kitchensync_4%3a3.5.7enterprise20070926-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
> to clear up the final logjam.  I don't know what Kitchen Sync is, but I
> can
> afford to break it if I just did.
> GNOME seems rather broken.  I just created a disposable user to go look at
> what Ubuntu Studio is supposed to look like, and GNOME came up with no
> window
> manager.  Not very helpful.  (The GIMP looks dramatically better in its
> native environment.  I wonder how I can make it look like that in KDE?)
> Also, I'm still running the same kernel I was on Feisty a few hours ago,
> but
> JACK won't start now.  Well, let's try now that I finally got down to 0
> packages that need upgrading (after about three hours.)  No.  It's barfing
> with some weird ass errors.
> A mess, but it looks like nothing critical is going to break.  Except
> JACK isn't critical for Ubuntu Studio users is it?
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> D. Michael McIntyre
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Christopher Stamper
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