[sf-lug] Youtube Issues
Blake.Haggerty at Sapphire.com
Mon Dec 10 08:36:03 PST 2007
Well, wish I had known about the pitfalls of Automatix before installing it. (obviously a simple google search would have done the trick) I am pretty comfortable with using the command line to install stuff but wanted to test automatix out, I saw it on a list of top 25 coolest apps (or something like that). Now the question is how to get rid of it and fix the damage that it has done.
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From:Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
To: "sf-lug at linuxmafia.com" ;
Sent: Dec 7, 2007 07:16:18 PM
Subject: Re: [sf-lug] Youtube Issues
Quoting Kristian Erik Hermansen (kristian.hermansen at gmail.com):
> Since ubuntuguide.org encourages the use of third-party repositories
> as well, and we seem to agree that this is a bad thing, then
> ubuntuguide.org should also be considered harmful. I wrote up
> something about this a while ago...
There's sort of a hierarchy of badness:
Maintained distro packages by official maintainers: good
Distro official source packages, built locally by pkg tools: still good.
Third-party packages by reputable, capable people who maintain them: less good.
Upstream source tarballs: beware. Use only if there aren't better options.
Stuff from nowhere in particular: just don't go there.
Problem is, newcomers have no idea about these things or their
rationales. They just do whatever wacky thing they find mentioned
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