There are some Netiquete guides on the web, but in my humble opinion this one provides the best synthesis (a genuine classic):
After an upgrade from Unbuntu Gusty to Hardy the vlc was with no sound.
upgrade to vlc 0.9.0
For Ubuntu Hardy I386 add the following line to your sources.list:
or simply add the line above to your repository list at Administration > Synaptic > configuration > third party programs > add
then search for the new version
Just discovered what was going wrong with my app in Heroku. There is no support for Ruby C Extensions (yet, hope so). So important gems like hpricot and feed-normalizer don’t work. Damn, this time was not my fault. Kind of relief… So if you try to install apps like ‘aintablog’ (http://aintablog.com) and many others that require those gems mentioned, you better pay a nice web host, wait (duh!) or work on something else.
Sometimes Heroku.com just drive me nuts. Wrong migrations, incompatibilities, obsolete methods, etc. The worst thing is that usually (99%) it is my fault - hence it’s not Heroku thats driving me mad. Damn, I have to learn so much, focus, focus… Thanks Heroku, sorry Heroku.