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The Curse Of NetBSD aka when a stable system bites you

Simple story really.
I'd laugh.
If it wasn't me.

enter stage.

run NetBSD
follow release branches on the system, updating daily to -current thing of past
use quarterlies on pkgsrc, no time to fix stuff when it breaks
rebooting only when unavoidable
update pkgsrc, spend some days compiling what I need
backup all packages, install new packages
test system, feels fine
weeks later, delete backup
weeks later, shutdown laptop, pack in, go on trip.

During trip, realize X won't work (no screens found).
"Welcome to pkgsrc-2013Q2, you damn intel gfx card using scum."


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