[xubuntu-users] 13.10 to 14.04 nearly went smoothly

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Sun Apr 20 22:39:07 UTC 2014

On 21/04/14 01:30, Peter Flynn wrote:
> I upgraded one of my sacrificial machines yesterday, an old Dell
> Optiplex used as a spare print server and experimental client
> workstation.
> The upgrade went smoothly until it hit a subdirectory of Emacs where I
> had carelessly left a soft-linked a file from my personal store of
> stuff, instead of copying it. That gagged the Emacs24 deferred
> post-installer byte-compilation, which brought the entire installation
> grinding to a halt with dire warnings that if I rebooted I risked
> having an incomplete system.
> In fact I had been monitoring it, so I knew how far it had got. I
> deleted the offending file and rebooted, and everything came up clean
> except for re-running the byte-compilations and then removing all the
> no-longer-needed packages from apt.
> Where would be the right place to report the error? That application
> byte-compilation should fail gracefully and pass on to the next
> operation, rather than crashing a system update. It's not really an
> Emacs problem, in that there's nothing wrong with the binary; but I
> don't know whereabouts in the Xubuntu tree responsibility for the
> post-installation stuff lives.
> ///Peter

Sounds like a potential bug in the Emacs packaging, so filing a bug
against the Emacs package in Ubuntu would be the correct place.


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