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Re: apt-get dist-update failure - can't boot

Robert Brockway wrote:
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:


Indeed, I think the reboot syndrome comes from Microsoft, or perhaps wishful thinking that there was no problem after all.


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