Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Aug 2006 17:10 UTC, submitted by dhaneshr
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Even though by now the bug is fixed, many people alerted us about the fact that updates to Xorg in Ubuntu broke X, leaving users with a command-line machine. If you happen to be one of the unhappy few, Ubuntu user tseliot provides the commands to fix your system. In the meantime, others are wondering how such a bug got past testing.
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by Lamego on Tue 22nd Aug 2006 19:18 UTC
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Yes the package maintaner is probably human which explains why he failed (no matter the number of code lines involved).

No there is no acceptable justification for releasing into production an update wich turns the system inoperable (from an user point of view) and affects hundreds (if not thounsands) of users. There is something that is called QA and should be in place to avoid such errors.

Anyway I personally have a lot of bonus points on Ubuntu from what I got from it until now, that makes me believe that this error will lead to a quality improvement on the future updates.

Thanks Mark

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