Problems with Updates

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Tue Oct 28 13:44:58 UTC 2008

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 11:04 PM, Kennneth P. Turvey
<kt-usenet at> wrote:
> 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
> me.

Well, someone breaks into your computer, does something illegal and
the cops show up at your door with the TV cameras in tow....

If it was in fact an update that broke your system,

 <sidebar>I say if because that's rare, they are bug fixes not 'new
software' and are deliberately designed NOT to break things - that's
why you don't get new versions of applications after they are
released.  It's possible of course.  Do you have a bug report of the
issue?  or some info to help us help you track down what's going

figure out which update caused you and issue - and pin THAT PACKAGE to
the old version.  Problem solved, and your security intact....


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