Just as I really ramp up using this site again, I do something that breaks it for a couple of hours. Ain’t that that way?
OK, in all seriousness: Every week I run package updates on the various Linux servers I run, including this one. Usually that’s a matter of a few minutes total and everything’s fine & dandy afterward. Maybe there’s a reboot involved, which nobody will notice.
Today? What I didn’t notice was a package getting flagged for removal. The core webserver package. Whoops. Due to a problem of some kind with the repository where the packages come from, that package in particular just would not install, no way no how.
A couple of hours later the maintainer got it squared away, but in the meantime there was no here, here. Sorry about that.
Lesson learned: Look closely at the “will be removed” listing before forging ahead.