Breezy upgrade question

R Kimber rkimber at
Mon Oct 17 17:27:34 UTC 2005

On Mon, 17 Oct 2005 17:52:57 +0100
Eamonn Sullivan <eamonn.sullivan at> wrote:

> > I don't get upset at the upgrade process - I removed
> > kubuntu-desktop and keep upgrading easily.  I get upset at the
> > mentality that says you have to play the game by my rules, using my
> > ball and wearing team uniforms.  That's _not_ the Linux way - and
> > it clearly isn't the way envisioned by the *ubuntu-desktop
> > developers.
> Really, the level of concern I have about this could fit on the head
> of a pin. All I'm pointing out to you is that you're asking for a
> flawless upgrade of thousands of complex programs. It ain't easy. By
> suggesting that any combination of programs be flawlessly upgraded,
> you're asking for the developers to solve something that is
> essentially infinitely complex, because you want abiword and exim. All
> I said at the start is that you can expect lots of problems that way.

Infinitely complex? Surely upgrading whatever packages already exist on
a machine is not technically difficult, so long as the packages are part
of the supported set of packages.

- Richard
Richard Kimber

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