OT: printer support [was: Re: Should I add this Repo?]

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Tue Oct 28 06:24:46 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 17:21 -0700, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> the fact that the force option is listed for dpkg suggests at least
> that there is a place and need for it. Why else would the option be
> there? 

Yeah, if for some reason you need to force the install of broken
packages. The existence of the option does not make the package less
broken, though :)

Let's not forget that we should avoid conditioning users to accept
having to perform dangerous commands. Being asked to use a force option
should be totally out of the ordinary and set off big alarm bells.
We have seen where Windows ended up by conditioning users that it's
normal to accept dangerous behavior.

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list