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I ran into this problem but on OS X instead of Ubuntu. I figured out the fix on OS X, but the solution is different because it involves installing appropriate dependencies.

I'd like to document the OS X solution. Should I add a new answer to this question, or open a new question that is specific to OS X?

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If the question is specific, and/ or the answer will be significantly different, it makes sense to me to make it a separate question. A reference to the original question can provide scope and let ppl know you weren't making a duplicate.

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IMO it's not an appropriate answer to the linked question, because the OP isn't using OS X.

It may be an appropriate self-answered "new question", although I'm not a huge fan of asking a question just to answer it; that's what a blog is for. OTOH, SO answers turn up high in search results, so it might be the best way to disseminate the information. (And you can link to a blog post with additional info :)

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As far as I know, such blog-questions are perfectly fine. At least if they're good questions and good answers, that is. – Time Traveling Bobby Jun 13 '12 at 15:15
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@GardenGnobobby Didn't say they weren't--I said I'm not a fan of asking questions just to answer them. – Dave Newton Jun 13 '12 at 15:17
    
@DaveNewton Does this mean you are opposed to the new "Answer your own question" feature? – Lorin Hochstein Jun 14 '12 at 13:03
    
@LorinHochstein It means exactly what I said: I'm not a fan of asking questions just to answer them--IMO that's what blogs are for. I differentiate between that, and asking a question and eventually figuring it out yourself. Would I vote someone down for doing so? Of course not. Am I opposed to the UI feature? I don't care. – Dave Newton Jun 14 '12 at 13:09

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