[arch-general] coping with damaging updates

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Thu Oct 27 15:02:16 EDT 2011

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 07:14:36PM +0200, Martti Kühne wrote:
> Personally I'm not using neither gui file browser nor consolekit
> session and make use of the group based permission because I know how
> to handle things, and I can look up eventual barriers in my way
> quickly and reliably enough. I mount usb drives manually and generally
> lay hands on my system to keep things running, I mean, in a sane way.
> This is the first time I hear that this way of treating things would
> be discouraged, and I'm asking myself if this is just a sysadmin's
> gripe and if it will be possible in the future. Let's say I'm pretty
> sure it will be possible, since I guess I'm not the only one who
> avoids these additional sources of errors aka. software layers like
> ck/dbus/stuff. I left $certain-other-distro for some reason, and don't
> want to be forced back on this layer cake again.

Exactly the same here.

If and when Arch leaves no option but to use the kit family
(or being faced with hours of uninstall & reconfigure tedium)
it will have lost all appeal and there's nothing that would
make me prefer it over anything else. 



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