Mo Aug 21 01:50:11 CEST 2006

xserver xorg core b0rken

In the past months I really learned to appreciate the ubuntu distribution. In fact, I really like it. But, finally, my trusty Home-Desktop running Breezy Badger was broken a couple of minutes ago.
I just did an apt-get upgrade which installed a new version of xserver-xorg-core (10.3) and even the running X-Server Session was completely broken and on restart unable to start presumeably due to not finding its radeon modules. Although that problem is easily fixed ( sudo aptitude install xserver-xorg-core=1:1.0.2-0ubuntu10 ) it definitely is a level of packaging-error that will break a hell of a lot of systems. Ubuntu users are usually GUI-accustomed and will in large numbers not be aware of how to even upgrade once a new package is distributed - or how to use lynx (which, iirc is not installed by default). Of course, there always is the possibility to use the live-CD to rescue your installation but again most novice users will not (i guess) be aware of that fact.

Edit: It now says on ubuntu.com that there has been an error and there are very detailed instructions on how to fix it.