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    Re: So, 1) Policy, and 2) What else? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, June 16 @ 04:02:09 BST

    Using red-carpet you have a nice GUI to handle deps and conflicts. No commands or silly text-interface menu. Wake up! If Linux should succeed you will need to get rid of the console (although I love it).

    My 2 cents….

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    Re: So, 1) Policy, and 2) What else? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, June 17 @ 20:06:55 BST

    I know it’s not the same as keeping track of what you did, but if you install apt-listchanges and get it to email to root, you’re already halfway to knowing what it was in that last upgrade that killed your system. Personally, I almost never have problems that don’t show up at install time or shortly thereafter, so I tend to fix things while they’re still fresh in my mind. Keeping a notebook handy to jot things down in helps, too.

    Keeping a log isn’t just something you do on the computer, especially not when you upgrade regularly. Makes it a heck of a lot easier to work out later what your rationale for choosing option ‘foo’ was.

    Oh, another thing: ppl have been talking about how debs prompt for user input. Whatever happened to the debconf priority question? Or are there many “critical” questions in a standard install?

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