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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.
> Lisi

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
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>

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