"In other words.... a broken apt = an un-upgradable
system. Not good. That's not something I wanted to face at all.
Having X not start once in a while is something... but having a
broken package manager is a whole different story.
"After submitting the bug to launchpad and spending a little
time at #ubuntu+1 one guy there (Thanks, IntuitiveNipple) noticed
that one of the files that apt handles appeared to be broken"