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And then there are days when I open my big mouth [Nov. 11th, 2007|02:08 am]
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So, I said to my dad that I was happy with Ubuntu.

Then I had a problem. Then I went onto the #ubuntu freenode channel and got this conversation:

<Aoife> Hi. I'm having a bit of a catch 22 situation at the moment - after a libc6 upgrade and reinstallation (to fix another problem), ldconfig broke. This means that apt-get is now broken because dpkg didn't finish what it was doing. But "dpkg --configure -a" (As recommended) can't run because ldconfig is busted. Now I can't "apt-get install libc6" because... I can't do "dpk --configure -a" AND ldconfig is broken. Does anyone have any hints on how to handle this?
<desertc> Aoife: Why not let synaptic handle your dependencies? Well, welcome to Dependency Hell.
<desertc> Aoife: Oh, I know. You figured you would out-smart the Ubuntu community and put together your own set of dependencies.

And people always told me that those people try to encourage helpful comments rather than accusations.

At any rate, I'm annoyed. Chances are I'll have to reinstall, with the chances being that I'll just walk into this again. And this time without xchat to help (seriously, no irc in the base distribution is just calling for all kinds of trouble).

It's annoying because it'll be the first time in 5 years where I need to reinstall a linux machine just to fix a problem. Something's wrong with that.

And this community is meant to be based on pain-free software and a helpful and knowledgeable community. So much for that theory.