Re: apt-get dist-update failure - can't boot
On Mon, 3 May 2010, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
If a full-upgrade (previously known as dist-upgrade) throws errors, the last
thing you should do is reboot. You should *fix the errors*; your system may
not reboot cleanly until they are resolved.
Well said. Rebooting in the middle of a dist-upgrade - I'm surprised it
came up at all.
Convincing people not to reboot in the face of a problem is a constant
stuggle. I penned the following thoughts on rebooting:
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