[xubuntu-users] Updates breaking my install

Marko Oreskovic markoresko at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 23:44:28 UTC 2009

Carl Yarbrough wrote:
> I just installed xubuntu 9.10 three times becasue each time I did an 
> update it broke my install.  Once I both panels and then I lost the 
> window manager.  Is there a way to avoid this and still get needed updates?

It could happen because of bad mirror server with xubuntu/ubuntu release
packages on it.
I don`t say that is the problem, but that was cause for misbehavior at
my place.
That happened if regional server for updates is selected during install
(by selecting regional settings) other then main mirror is used.

Try selecting another mirror server close to you, for doing updates.

Per example, When I installed my testing 9.10 with localized settings,
local mirror still had older, testing packages in it.
I downloaded and installed OOo and other packages ,
and was affected with problems with older packages installed on newer
After changing mirror and re-downloading all those packages again as
updates, system stabilized.


Removing Gdm from Xubuntu:
It is small for a Xubuntu, but giant leap for Xubuntu-users.

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