[maemo-users] Can't become root :-(

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Tue Apr 22 22:12:01 EEST 2008
On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 11:21 AM, Michael Wiktowy
<michael.wiktowy at gmail.com> wrote:
>  I did run into the same issue. But only with a few sites and not all
>  of them. I never drew the connection between my problems and
>  installing/uninstalling fennec. I guess it was the sites that I
>  visited using fennec that got their settings clobbered in MicroB. I
>  will try to delete and remake the stored passwords and see it that
>  helps.
>  Not to be unsympathetic (because I am and believe that this sort of
>  thing shouldn't happen), but if you are installing something as raw as
>  fennec, you are living out on the bleeding edge. Expect to be cut once
>  in a while.

Of course you're right, but note that I wasn't particularly
complaining about the damage that fennec caused, I only made
observations about its effects. The *real* problems I was dealing with
were totally unrelated to fennec. It was a reflash and *attempted
restore* that caused the major headaches. Those problems are a direct
result of the implementation of the IT OS.

>  I don't recall warnings to that effect on the fennec installation.
>  Just the default warning about third-party apps which everyone has
>  been trained to ignore since you can't install much without that
>  popping up.
If MicroB and a few of the other built-in apps were separately
(un)installable packages, it would make situations like mine much less

>  Having said that, the warning is sound. If you install stuff from
>  third-party repos, you have to accept some responsibility of breakage.
>  The QA that goes on in most of the repos needs to improve but for now
>  you have to be aware that it is minimal.
>  /Mike
I'm perfectly willing to accept the consequences of my actions.
However, when certain consequences are caused not by my actions but by
poor OS implementation, I do get a bit upset. If I installed FF3 beta
on Ubuntu, it would not require a complete OS reinstall (and all the
other programs) in order to recover from any problem that it may
cause, and I don't have that idiotic root permission issue to deal
with in any event.


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