apt-get vs. Ubuntu Update Manager

Dennis Kaarsemaker dennis at kaarsemaker.net
Thu Sep 22 13:42:46 UTC 2005

On do, 2005-09-22 at 08:50 -0400, baustiech wrote:

> Lots of the fluff on this and other forums comes from just a sheer
> lack of understanding the fundamentals, and it affects almost everyone
> one way or another.

This is a mailinglist. The forum is merely a gateway to ut.

> My one wish for Ubuntu is that serious attention be paid by those in
> the know (and those who aspire to be) to thoroughly explain the WHY
> behind all things.  Ubu makes linux so easy and accessible to so many
> people who lack familiarity, that I feel it's now more important than
> ever to be clear about the basics.  It's like, all of a sudden,
> everyone's a studio drummer, but they have no idea what a flamacue
> is...

Ubuntu tries to make things easily. Ideally an ordinary user would never
have to use (or understand) for instance the apt-get command. An
ordinary user just wants to do upgrades.

> My second and final request: please ditch the meaningless names.  5.10
> or 510 or whatever at least anchors the release in tangible reality. 
> WTH is a warty, hoary, or breezy anything, anyway?  It's like calling
> a
> cup of coffee a "humming buttery"...  ?!  Oh wait, that was a
> different
> thread...

The official name of ubuntu releases do not include the release
codename. The next version will be "Ubuntu 5.10", it's currently the
"Breezy Badger development branch".

> (4) cross fingers, expect the worst, and rejoice if/when it just
> magically works.

Indeed. If you want things to magically work, then you should wait for
the release on Oct. 13. Until then you should cross your fingers.

Dennis K.
  - Linux for human beings: http://www.ubuntulinux.org
  - Linux voor normale mensen: http://www.ubuntulinux.nl
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