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

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Wed Jun 21 21:59:20 PDT 2006

On Wed, 21 Jun 2006 13:02:51 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:

> 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.

OK, I've changed the script. Happy? Of course, now people will ask "What's
this extra file?" I wanted to avoid that, but maybe it's worth it. I don't

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