Re: catastrophe - but how? Aptitude goes mad
On Thursday 30 June 2016 12:27:16 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> I ran
> # aptitude install libreoffice-grammarcheck-en-gb
> and aptitude just carried on without asking as is correct when there
> is only one package; but it proceeded to uninstall my entire desktop
> environment, hundreds of packages. I couldn't believe it and used the
> bash history to confirm that that was ALL I had typed. Moreover, it
> wouldn't respond to control-C.
> Whatever happened?????
> <groan. Sinks head in hands>
> And it isn't even my computer.
I know that face in palm feeling well Lisi, it bit me in a similar manner
about 2 weeks ago. And was just as unstoppable. Its a right PITA, and
aptitude has now be declared personna-non-grata on my 4 systems.
apt-get was able to put me back together eventually.
Thats not excusable behavior, but whats worse is that debian's people are
denying there is a problem. 'scuse me? I swear, they couldn't smell
coffee with a nose full of it.
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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