[conspire] "OK, I've just installed Ubuntu for the first time, and it's the 6.06 LTS Desktop. Now what?"

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Jun 21 12:02:51 PDT 2006

Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):

> >  sudo if [ -f sources.list ]; then mv sources.list sources.list-$(date -I); fi;
> This might very well be useful to anyone who gets the bright idea of
> running the script on anything other than a fresh install, where there are
> no bridges to burn. Still, anyone who has already tweaked their
> sources.list "just so" and wants to keep it will have the sense not to run
> the script on that system.

Yes.  I don't want to be guilty of the "Bike Shed Effect", here
(http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/lexicon.html#bikeshed) in my haste to kibbitz, 
but that one thing (the "rm") stuck out at me as something avoidably
dire and irreversible, if one _does_ happen to care about existing
sources.list contents and doesn't notice their deletion until too late.

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