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Re: XFree86 update question

Adam C Powell IV <hazelsct@mit.edu> writes:

> Debian has earned a reputation over the years for having the
> smoothest upgrade by far of all the distros.  Do we really want to
> change that?

It is an unfortunate fact of life that people simply don't read
documentation (there have been studies done), and debconf
informational messages appear to fall into this category.  I've had
two people ask me recently why they can't get a remote X client to
display on their local server, and the answer is of course because
Branden's X packages changed to default to -nolisten tcp.  A debconf
message was displayed, which both these users probably skipped over
without really reading it (I actually watched one of them do it).

Like the -nolisten tcp change, the Linux keycodes change is for the
better; it reduces future headaches down the line.

Please remember that woody is still in development; it can break.
This just happened to be a well-documented breakage (and one that was
also discussed heavily on this mailing list).

As Ethan said, once woody is released, this should be in the release
notes, which hopefully more people will read.  Maybe what we can do is
display really critical messages like this three times or something...

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