BAAAAAD problem with Feisty kernel

Michael T. Richter ttmrichter at
Sun Aug 12 00:00:57 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-11-08 at 11:38 -0700, NoOp wrote:

> > Aside from ferm appearing out of nowhere and clamping down all services
> > but SSH, my Feisty "upgrade" has done something really anti-social.

> ferm didn't appear "out of nowhere". It's only available from the
> Universe repo and is not automatically loaded in Feisty. I have multiple
> machines that have been upgraded from Dapper ==> Edgy ==> Feisty
> (including a LAMP server) and *none* of them have ferm installed. So,
> the *only* way that 'ferm' could appear on your machine is if you
> installed it.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but ferm really did appear out of nowhere.
I have a full rsynced backup of my Edgy system.  There was no ferm on it
anywhere.  There is now.  The only thing I did between then and now was
a system update.  The system update, one can infer, is the one that put
ferm in there.  I hadn't even heard of ferm before I had this problem.

> After the upgrade there will a billion updates, so make sure that you
> have all of those installed.

I updated from a local mirror of the whole ubuntu archive, not from
disk.  That cut out the middle-man step.  ;)

Michael T. Richter <ttmrichter at> (GoogleTalk:
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When debugging, novices insert corrective code; experts remove defective
code. (Richard Pattis)
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