[maemo-users] Will repository.maemo.org be fixed?

From: Neil MacLeod gmane at nmacleod.com
Date: Sun Dec 23 14:32:44 EET 2007
Laurent GUERBY wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-12-21 at 19:38 -0500, Michael Wiktowy wrote:
>> On Dec 21, 2007 8:37 AM, Laurent GUERBY <laurent at guerby.net> wrote:
>>> PS: on bugzilla
>>> https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2531
>> That bug indicates that the issue is closed and it is fixed. I
>> certainly isn't on my end. I ended up getting the firmware from the
>> torrent and I have been trying to install Canola2 for a day now and
>> contantly getting these errors still. As others have mentioned on  the
>> list, the problems seem to come from the repository server not sending
>> back a proper http error code but rather sends back some html with a
>> message which apt dutifully caches for the package transaction and the
>> result is installation brokenness.
> I have opened a new bugzilla for the repository situation:
> https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2635
> Feel free to vote/add info.
> Laurent
Doesn't look like anyone is going to fix this problem until everyone returns from vacation, either after Christmas or worst case, after New Year. This means the situation will have been allowed to continue without official comment or any apparent attempt to resolve it for between 8 and 14 days!

I wonder how many N8x0's will be given as gifts this Christmas, and how many recipients will be disappointed by the constant inability to download new software? What a great first experience this is going to be! I'm sure that more than a few devices will be returned as unwanted gifts as a result of this poor end user experience.

As for Canola, why did the iNDT guys bust a gut to get their software out there? Hardly anyone can now download it - that's a crying shame for all their hard work and effort, only to be undermined by poor management resourcing decisions back in Finland.

Please maemo & Nokia, in future don't *ever* release another firmware update without ensuring adequate support is on-site and available during the first week following release. This situation must never be allowed to happen again. I know that's going to be tough to organise and may upset some of your people, but these are the sacrifices that employees of real businesses have to make when rolling out new software. In my world, if this situation had been allowed to happen I'd be out of a job.

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