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Re: [vox] Another way to hose a system
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Re: [vox] Another way to hose a system



On Tuesday 03 January 2006 04:37 pm, Micah J. Cowan wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 04:31:46PM -0800, Richard Crawford wrote:
...
> > Heh.  Well, since doing this to myself, I've discovered the "Preview Changes" 
> > option, which actually shows what packages will be installed, upgraded, or 
> > removed with each transaction.  The stupid "preview" button is right next to 
> > the "commit changes" button.  Just my own blindness at work.
> 
> It's still a broken GUI. Any UI that requires a user to click something
> in order to view a serious warning that some important things may get
> blitzed is broken. Any UI that will silently blitz things without
> requiring more than a click is broken.
> 
> Compare that to the apt-get text shown upthread, where it issued a quite
> noticable warning that you can't help but see; and required you type in
> your "permission", to virtually guarantee that you really do mean to do
> what you're about to do. The GUI equivalent should at least issue a
> major warning and make the "Do It" button not the default one.

Try Synaptic for a GUI package manager.  I install and use it for
my Kubuntu desktops.  This is the default for Ubuntu and it's beyond
me why Kubuntu doesn't also have it out of the box.

-- Rod
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