There was a little update on my Kubuntu box today that was troublesome, but it looks like the (K)Ubuntu team fixed it within just a few hours. The offending file was libtotem-plparser10, and you can read about the bug here. The file would update and install, but the update manager would keep saying it needed updating no matter how many times you re-updated it. Very quickly a fix was sent out to the update servers and then the file would update just fine.
This may be coincidence, but just after this problem with the libtotem-plparser10 update, my Amarok music player began to malfunction, which caused me some stress, because my entire music collection is organized by it, and I was looking forward to some good music with my morning coffee. Amarok would try to start, crash, then would try to call up the Thunderbird e-mail client for some reason. Did the libtotem-plparser10 problem hose my Amarok? Dunno, but even after the update problem was fixed, Amarok would not run. I was sad. My morning music was sorely needed. 😦 I had some organic Peruvian coffee all ready to go, and I didn't want to have to hunt for my groovy music from Jamendo using another app.
Anyway, I'd forgotten the oldest fix in the book: delete the Amarok config files and restart the app. Worked like a charm. Amarok just needed a minute to re-index my collection and all was well again. Whew!
On Linux, your Amarok config files will probably be here:
/home/yourusername/.kde/share/apps/amarok/ (delete that entire amarok directory at the end)
/home/yourusername/.kde/share/config/amarokrc (delete that amarokrc file at the end)
This is the first time ever I've ever seen an update do anything negative on my Kubuntu box, and it may not have even been the Amarok problem, but I was impressed at the speed of the fix. Kubuntu and Ubuntu live a little closer to the bleeding edge than some, so it's nice that there have actually been so few problems. Some Linux distros are known for their careful stability over being bleeding edge, and that's fine too, depending on your wants and needs. Slackware and Debian come to mind in that area.
There's fun for all out there. It just depends what you're into. I like it!