Re: "E: Internal error" apt-get installing sysvinit
Colin Watson wrote:
Not at all. Filing bugs is usually a more productive way of getting the
problem fixed, though. (The sort of breakage you quoted must be a bug in
This brings up an interesting question ... at least for me. About 99%
of the time when something doesn't work as I think it should, I
eventually find out that the core problem is "me" and my lack of
experience. The other 1% is a true "bug". The above numbers are just
my sense of the status of thing here. I really dislike filing a bug
report when it is my own foible/stupidity that caused it. Sometimes
distinguishing between the two states is difficult, and the process of
making this determination is always educational. The paradigm I have
been using recently is a follows:
1. Check the log files for hints.
2. Read the available Docs, including the Debian-specific READMES.
3. Check the current bug reports if you can isolate a probable affected
package. A lot of times it is difficult to single out a specific
package... looking at dependencies helps sort this out.
4. Muck around and try to find a solution on my own.
5. Probe Debian-User to see if anyone else has run into it and has a
solution already. Most of the time, this involves reading the archives.
6. Contact the package maintainer with the problem if either Ifind a
solution, or I cannot solve it myself.
7. File a bug report if #6 doesn't get a response.
So far, I have not had to file any bug reports! The few times I have
gotten to the point of contacting the maintainer, I have found them VERY
helpful and gracious.
Any suggestions for improvements?