Wednesday 22 July 2009

Recovering Ubuntu

A few days ago I did something bad.  I did a distro upgrade to bleeding edge Ubuntu (9.10) before release, all for the want of the latest version of libvirt on my antiquated laptop.

I know pre-release software might be rough around the edges, I know things might not work, but I didn't really care, after all these things are usually fixed over time.  However, what I didn't bargin for was that the upgrade process was to totally bjorked that it sent dpkg into an infinite loop unpacking the same packages, over and over again, until I stopped it.

Big mistake, but what else could I do?