Problems with Updates

Kennneth P. Turvey kt-usenet at
Tue Oct 28 03:04:56 UTC 2008

In the last couple of months, automatic updates from Ubuntu have broken 
sound and XV extensions for X11 on my system.  I think that in the future 
once I have my system working correctly, I'm just going to neglect the 
updates, all of them, including security updates.  

What is the biggest risk associated with this on a laptop computer?  I 
just don't think security updates are going to be that big a problem for 

Is there a way to mitigate this problem without my system breaking on a 
regular basis? 

Why aren't these updates more solid than this?  There is no reason that 
whole subsystems should be trashed by an automatic update.  Wait until 
they are stable!

Kenneth P. Turvey <kt-usenet at>

  Idiotic but humorous George W. Bush quote elided due to the 
  author's inability to select one from the vast number of them 

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