2 Dec 2006 hypatia   » (Journeyer)

Really final evaluation of edgy

Really final, because last time I hadn't upgraded a server, and yesterday I did. It made me very sad indeed.

Original complaintBug numberFixed?Remaining sadness level
apt crashes when upgrading courier-authlib 64615 No (there are a couple of potluck workarounds in the report) High, because it took me about an hour and a half to hunt down the bug report and get apt and dpkg to dig themselves out of the mess they were in.
Transparent proxying in Squid is broken 68818 No (there's a fix and workaround in the upstream report) High, because it took Andrew about an hour to hunt down the bug report and jigger with the upstream workaround. Yes I know transparent proxying is evil, and someday someone will figure out a clean way to autodistribute proxy settings whenever I connect my laptop to a new network, but until then I use it.
Network Manager can't always tell the difference between wired and wireless cards 59981 Yes Moderate, fixing this one has just made the intermittant appearances of 40125 more obvious, but somehow I find 40125 less irritiating.
Nevow is completely useless, won't even import properly in Python 61423 No Moderate. It turns out (and by it turns out I mean I figured out) you can install the Nevow 0.9 package from Debian unstable and it will work just great. But if Nevow isn't supported even to the point of shipping an importable Python package, why is it still in Ubuntu's main? This enhances my sadness level.
If you type words into the address bar, the epiphany browser no longer treats them as search terms for Google, it instead treats them as a bad URL. 56610 No (patch is available) Low, since I was able to build the fixed package as suggested in the report.
When I attach my Canon IXUS 65 to my computer via USB, Import Photos reports Could not claim the IO device. 64146 Yes, or at least they say so and it works for me, but people are still adding to the bug. Low, and only because I keep getting the bug mail about it.
X can't always... work [actually, probably a bug in vbetool, causing rendering glitches on resume from suspend] 60882 Officially no, but I see it occur way less often now, maybe not at all since Edgy released. Low, since I see it so seldom. It's really annoying when it does pop up though.
Aptitude... is now incredibly slow to resolve dependencies 51893 Yes None
GNOME reports that CPU scaling is not available on my machine Wasn't one, I didn't have powernowd installed N/A None

Syndicated 2006-11-09 22:56:09 from puzzling dot org: tech

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