Comment 304 for bug 417757

I have to agree with Derek. With due respect to all the techs who do the
hard work of keeping Ubuntu (and especially Kubuntu in my case) so
great, I find that, as technical folks, we sometimes get overly focused
on the technical side and forget about the larger world in which that
exists. Sometimes the technically correct solution is not the right
solution in the real world, at least not at first.

Because of all the issues with Karmic, this should have been anticipated
and accounted for in Lucid. By this I mean that clear documentation,
fixes and workarounds should have been provided - if the problem could
not be accounted for silently in code. This problem is a huge hassle for
users who aren't up to speed on the technical side of connecting to the
internet. Those who are may look down on those who are not, but that's
no way to run an operating system.

Derek wrote:
> This is where pragmatism comes in.
> We have absolutely no control over those resolvers, and even if we had any influence whatsoever with those who did, corporate networks are very slow to change. Ubuntu is the outsider. The Windows machines work. Your solution is not a pragmatic one.
> So, while being "pure" is good, I thought Ubuntu stayed out of such
> things.
> That's why Ubuntu offers easy integration of binary drivers for ATI and
> nVidia, why Ubuntu has a restricted-extras for convenient meta.
> Simply because IPv6 is *better* doesn't mean you should sacrifice
> adoption for the ideal.
> Using AI_ADDRCONFIG is simple enough, and as noted browsers like Firefox
> and Chrome have adopted that.
> What would be nice would be a simple package that forces it across the
> board, simply as an option for broken networks.

Tai Sines
"Share your strengths, not your weaknesses." -- Yogi Bhajan