Fwd: Gutsy Release Candidate

Brian Fallik baf11 at cornell.edu
Fri Oct 12 15:24:10 BST 2007

Yeah, I've encountered (and subscribed to) both of those bugs.
Allegedly update-manager should now do the right thing on upgrades and
recommend removing evms, but I think there may still be states where
it can remain.  Def. something to be concerned about for upgraders.


On 10/12/07, Paul Smith <paul at mad-scientist.us> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-10-11 at 23:33 -0400, Brian Fallik wrote:
> > I intend on using my best judgment when making recommendations to our
> > guests.
> FYI, I upgraded my system last night to Gutsy RC1 and there are still
> some serious rough edges; I ran into this bug:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evms/+bug/115616
> This is a VERY serious bug that has been around since May, and even
> though it is marked as "Fix Released" it is still there (since I ran
> into it last night 2-3 more people have also reported it still happens
> with RC1); it will cause your system to not boot at all, or maybe (as in
> my case) boot but not be able to mount all your partitions (so I had
> no /home directory).  This is not a rare problem: in addition to the
> many people reporting in this bug itself there are ~20 duplicate bugs
> that are closed and if you search the Ubuntu forums there are many
> people having the same issue.
> The workaround is to remove all "evms" packages by hand then reboot.
> It might only happen to people who have upgraded from Dapper, so fresh
> installs shouldn't have to worry.  Nevertheless, something to keep in
> mind if anyone is going to be doing Gutsy work this weekend.
> Hope they get this fixed for the release, or it will be very bad.
> The other rough edge is that I tried to enable the compiz bling and
> although it worked fine, it caused all of my windows to have no
> decoration (no title bar, resize borders, close/minimize/maximize
> buttons, etc.)  I turned it off again and metacity came back and still
> works fine.
> Just FYI...

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