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Re: Kate Draven: Rodney's Questions

On Tue February 21 2006 09:47, Kate Draven wrote:
> > by the way, you still haven't said what it was that resolved the problem
> > you asked about in your original question, your not seeing the KDE
> > backports. That's the part I could learn from, the resolution of the
> > problem.
> >
> > Rodney
> Daniel has suggest I check the config file concerning apt-get. So I did.
> I discovered garbage text in the preference file so I blanked the file and
> that cleared up the problem.

But isn't it a worry to you that the file got "garbage" in it in the first 

You and Daniel must have done this troubleshooting off list (because you 
stated previously that you didn't understand his question), instead of where 
everyone who gets the list can read and benefit from the learning. When you 
work off list you also miss out on the peer-review aspect of discussions on 
mailing-lists, which is part of the reason they are so valuable. When all can 
see the process, the resolution of one persons trouble helps others avoid the 
trouble in future, when it's done in private, only one benefits.

> Sometimes it the simplest things that mess everything up lol.

I agree with you. What was that simple thing? I'd like to be able to avoid it. 

Are you saying that deleting the preferences file is the way to solve not 
being able to see KDE stuff in the repository? I don't understand how that 
could work.


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