BAAAAAD problem with Feisty kernel

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Aug 13 01:12:49 UTC 2007

On 08/12/2007 05:31 PM, Michael T. Richter wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-12-08 at 09:56 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> > So how's this for a notion?:  Instead of telling a user reporting a bug
>> > that it's "impossible", figure out why the "impossible" so very
>> > obviously happened.
>> I've got a better idea.  Instead of using home-baked update procedures, and
>> then blaming Ubuntu for your problems, update using official guidelines and
>> THIS WON'T HAPPEN.  In this case, nobody's saying its impossible - we're
>> saying the victim is to blame.
> Maybe you weren't paying attention.
> The only "home baked" part of the update procedures was my choice of
> repositories.  That's it.  


I honestly don't know how you managed to get ferm installed, but I can't
imagine how it could have been installed as a part of a standard Edgy
==> Feisty upgrade if had been
followed. You didn't follow those, so my guess is that it was installed
from your other method.

You can check your history files in Synaptic to see if it was installed
during your upgrade, or had been installed previously. If it *was*
installed during the upgrade, and you had no instance of it installed on
your system previously, then I'd recommend that you file a bug:
as it would be (IMHO) a security issue if updates installed new programs
from universe without cause. That will also get the problem in front of
the developers/maintainers of update-manager rather that users.

Please don't blast the list with foul language. It's uncalled for. If
you'd like to blast away, my email address is valid & I'm happy to try
and help you sort this out off list. I'm no expert in Ubuntu/linux in
any way shape or form, just another user, but happy to help if I can.


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