BIG FAT WARNING: Breaking X in rawhide

Rodd Clarkson rodd at
Fri Oct 26 02:09:19 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-10-25 at 14:22 -0700, darrell pfeifer wrote:
> On 10/25/07, Adam Jackson <ajackson at> wrote:
> > Hopefully I have your attention.
> >
> > We're working on a lot of stuff that's going into upstream X really
> > soon.  It's going to be quite disruptive, many drivers will fail to
> > launch, etc.  Good stuff, but disruptive.
> >
> As a daily rawhide update addict I really appreciate the warning.
> Over the last few years I've developed a few skills to mitigate and
> undo the breakage.
> My usual reaction is just to back out the changes, particularly with
> obviously new stuff. During the breakage, if you can provide hints or
> workarounds, or indications of any specifics you'd like to see in bug
> reports, I'm happy to help do a bit of debugging.

Yeah, I'll agree with this.

I'm happy to test rawhide (hell, it's kinda fun), and I don't mind
installing software (or I wouldn't want to touch rawhide with it's mass
of updates) but in this case it would also be nice to have a backup
option, so you can test the new X stuff and then back down to a more
working desktop.


"It's a fine line between denial and faith.
 It's much better on my side"

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