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Re: Unexplained changes in Gnome functionality

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 01:02:40PM -0400, JoeHill wrote:
> I know what you mean, but in the end this is absolutlely free support from
> people who do have other lives. I have learned that the quality and accuracy of
> the question I ask is incredibly important.

Exact error messages are very important. Also if you are running Squeeze
or Sid then you need to be careful when upgrading to newer versions of

I don't know if aptitude uses apt-listbugs or its own method, but you
should set it up to list open bugs before installing the package and
investigate any bugs¹ *before* installing the package. Quite often the
bug report will have the information needed to "work around" the

¹ At least with apt-listbugs you can investigate the bugs interactively
just by typing in the bug number, I don't know how aptitude does it.

I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god
than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other
possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
                                           -- Stephen F Roberts

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