I’ve been uncharacteristically lazy about maintaining my computer lately. My media and document drives are getting quite disorganized, I have dozens of no-longer-bleeding-edge application packages installed, and I’m not even running the beta of the newest version of Ubuntu. Today, however, at the behest of Shuttleworth himself, I decided to take the beta for a spin.
Upon scoping out the package transition resolution list, this was the text I was met with:
Calculating the changes
Installing jockey-common as dep of jockey-gtk
Package restricted-manager-kde has broken dep on restricted-manager-core
Considering restricted-manager-core 1 as a solution to restricted-manager-kde -1
Removing restricted-manager-kde rather than change restricted-manager-core
Do you want to start the upgrade?
81 packages are going to be removed. 197 new packages are going to be
installed. 1217 packages are going to be upgraded.
You have to download a total of 1090M. This download will take about
13 minutes with your connection.
Holy balls that’s fast. Over 10Mb/s, actually. Not quite as fast what I’ve seen before, but it is still damn impressive in my book.
Do I really have to go back to the States, where things are looking a little more grim?