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

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 28 14:58:35 UTC 2008

You and Mario and some others will have the last word. Thanks for all the input.

Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net

--- On Tue, 10/28/08, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:

> From: Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca>
> Subject: Re: OT: printer support [was: Re: Should I add this Repo?]
> To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 9:39 AM
> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > Well, I certainly seem to be  outnumbered here but do
> concede your point
> > that there is some danger in using the force option on
> dpkg; after all the
> > warnings are clear and I was aware of it after the
> first posting of it. 
> > However, and this is my last, the fact that the force
> option is listed for
> > dpkg suggests at least that there is a place and need
> for it. 
> It's there so that those of us who just can't stand
> to play within the rules
> can do dangerous things to our systems.  It's _not_
> there so that a vendor
> can create a sloppy package for newbies to install.
> If I make my own package (which I've been known to do)
> and install it, it
> may have various conflicts.  It's actually very useful
> for me to
> then --force those conflicts to see what the side-effects
> are - but I'd
> never release that package to the public.
> -- 
> derek
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