[Cialug] Debian updated without choosing
kristau at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 23:46:04 CST 2009
On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 10:17 PM, Tom Sellers <tomsellers2001 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> This question was asked several times when I left posts on Linux Questions as well. Since I am a new Linux user I am not really sure what this file is all about. Can you enlighten me on that? I will have to get back to you on the contents as I can't look right now.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you were the gentleman with
whom I visited prior to the last LUG meeting. If so, I'm pretty sure
your laptop had the default values in the /etc/apt/sources file, so
I'm not sure why it would self-upgrade to Lenny. Usually under
Debian-based systems you have to specify a full version upgrade like
that, so it shouldn't do that on it's own. Several possibilities come
to mind (in order of most likely to least likely):
1) You inadvertently checked a box to upgrade the distribution.
2) The default apt configuration was, again inadvertently, changed by you.
3) Debian changed their configuration to push out the next upgrade by default.
4) Dark, Mysterious Forces are conspiring against you. Run. Now!
I'm not trying to place the blame on you. We have all, however,
inadvertently changed a setting only to later discover that it
resulted in unintended results. If you post the contents of your
/etc/apt/sources file to this list, I'm sure myself or someone else
can see if there is anything in it that would have caused the
But then again, it could be those Dark, Mysterious Forces. Beware!
Coding late into the night
The core dump follows
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