[ubuntu-uk] How have I killed my system?

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Tue May 1 08:22:41 UTC 2012

On 30 April 2012 22:21, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30/04/12 21:43, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 30 April 2012 21:32, Gareth France<gareth.france at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> On 30/04/12 21:22, Barry Drake wrote:
>>>> On 30/04/12 21:12, Gareth France wrote:
>>>>> Today my system (12.04) started bringing up the crash error message
>>>>> every
>>>>> 10 seconds or so. I tried to do updates and it says: Requires
>>>>> installation
>>>>> of untrusted packages The action would require the installation of
>>>>> packages
>>>>> from unauthenticated sources.
>>>> Do you have any weird ppa's included in your apt sources?
>>> None at all. This happened because I tried to install a .deb file and it
>>> brought up the message. I tried to install with dpkg which told me it
>>> needed
>>> libssh2-1. I installed libssh2-1 and then the .deb. It's been like this
>>> ever
>>> since, even after removing libssh2-1.
>> Possibly it is whatever you installed from the .deb file that is
>> causing the crash.  I suggest uninstalling it.
>> You would have been better to start your initial post with "Today my
>> system started crashing after I installed from a .deb file" rather
>> than "Today my system (12.04) started bringing up the crash error
>> message every 10 seconds or so".
>> Colin
> Unfortunately it's not showing up in the software centre so I'm unsure of
> how to uninstall it. As for the wording of my post I've long since learned
> that I get shouted at for my wording however I put it so I've given up on
> that one!

It was not so much the exact choice of words that concerned me as that
you seemed not to have mentioned a crucial factor in the description
of the problem.  But perhaps you did not realise that installing from
the deb file may have been significant.


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