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More Karmic FAIL

At work most of our computers run Ubuntu (well, they used to) and the upgrade to Karmic has not been fun. Mike’s machine broke X, Evolution on Justin’s machine segfaults whenever he tried to create a new email and it also booted his old 2.6.28 kernel instead of the new 2.6.31 version. AC’s computer lost all his desktop icons in GNOME, the subtitling editing program he uses broke and needed a re-install, the screensaver also locks up his machine… and so on.

On top of all that, a non-technical user which I put onto Ubuntu tried to upgrade at home and it failed too. Also, my boss tried to upgrade his home computer to Karmic for the second time, but it aborted during the process.

This is all about 6 weeks after the initial release.. *sigh*

Ubuntu does it again..

So I’ve foolishly upgraded a machine at work to Karmic and after a reboot, networking was completely broken.

Awesome. Why does Ubuntu break every time you upgrade? It gives “Linux” a bad name.

Looks like it’s a problem with the dhcpcd script. When running dhcpcd eth0, it errors saying that eth0 does not exist, when indeed it does.
Calling dhcpcd-bin eth0 works correctly.

Removing dhcpcd with –purge and re-installing it fixed the problem.


Just have a look at the release notes for some impressive 40+ bugs. File corruption on large files (over 512MB! Woh!), Hibernation broken, Jockey awesomeness, broken RAID, X server crash with Wacom table, blah, blah, blah. Then there’s all the others which surface when every poor sod running Jaunty tries an upgrade..

Ubuntu, where stable != stable.