[GRLUG] "network is unreachable"

Michael Mol mikemol at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 18:29:36 EST 2010

On 2/11/2010 6:25 PM, john-thomas richards wrote:
> Ah, the pragmatism that comes with age.  I've been using Linux for about
> thirteen years now and only once have I reinstalled from scratch in
> order to solve a problem, and that was about a year ago when Debian
> Testing got really, really messed up (modules wouldn't load, etc.).  I
> realized life was too short for me to go through the long, arduous
> process of fixing it so I reinstalled.
> There's wisdom in that.

One of the valuable things that arises from the time spent is learning 
why it broke in the first place. Not "why" as "this file was removed", 
but "why" as in "oh, this subsystem needs to talk to that subsystem, and 
that thing needs to be configured so that that part over there works."

If that's outside one's area of interest, then yeah, reinstall. 
Otherwise, by all means, be stubborn and learn!

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