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by hydrurga
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] follow-on to owned by root
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: follow-on to owned by root

Can you please quit the Update Manager through the panel icon and then run

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mintupdate
from the command line and paste the output here.
by hydrurga
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Perl
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Re: Perl

Run

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apt rdepends --installed perl
to see which of your installed packages depend on the perl package, and then perhaps re-evaluate your desire to delete it or prevent it from being properly updated.
by hydrurga
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mount -a with disk with Windows and Linux partitions
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Mount -a with disk with Windows and Linux partitions

Using the same partition as both the Timeshift snapshot partition and also a data partition may cause problems unless you are in full control of when that partition gets mounted and unmounted for both uses. That may be difficult to do when Timeshift does its own mounting in the background. I would t...
by hydrurga
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mount -a with disk with Windows and Linux partitions
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Mount -a with disk with Windows and Linux partitions

Check the permissions of the mount directory.

Also, try df -a and running df as root.

Grasping at straws a little here but you might uncover something.
by hydrurga
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mount -a with disk with Windows and Linux partitions
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Mount -a with disk with Windows and Linux partitions

I don't know if it is relevant, but the line in your fstab should be UUID=, not UID=, no?
by hydrurga
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Help please installing 32-bit C libraries on a 64-bit system
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: Help please installing 32-bit C libraries on a 64-bit system

Excellent. :)

I'm sorry we perhaps took a circuitous route at times, Piers, but at points it was a learning curve for me as well as you.

Enjoy!
by hydrurga
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Ulyana won't boot/install restarts instead
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: [SOLVED] Ulyana won't boot/install restarts instead

Great to hear you got it sorted. Well done on your dogged persistence!
by hydrurga
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Firefox loses 250 employees - will development quality go down?
Replies: 52
Views: 2267

Re: Firefox loses 250 employees - will development quality go down?

And there they go again. :)

https://www.theregister.com/2020/08/25/ ... id_update/

"If you think Mozilla pushed a broken Firefox Android build, good news: It didn't. Bad news: It's working as intended."
by hydrurga
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved]recomendations for simple dvd burner
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: recomendations for simple dvd burner

Brasero, available in the repos, does the job for me.
by hydrurga
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing external software guides - when is it safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Installing external software guides - when is it safe?

Given that Pjotr and I have been debating PPAs, I thought that this might be of interest. A search on the internet will turn up similar results. The over-riding message is " use your common sense ". I would add to that the benefits of creating TimeShift snapshots before installing external...
by hydrurga
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing external software guides - when is it safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Installing external software guides - when is it safe?

I do not dislike them at all. I repeat this line from my previous message: On the contrary, by your use of the terms "abysmally low", "damage your entire system", "outdated and insecure software", "bubonic plague", and "garbage", you illustrate an i...
by hydrurga
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing external software guides - when is it safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Installing external software guides - when is it safe?

In my experience you can trust PPAs. Yes and no.... I've never heard of malware in a PPA, that's true. But the quality of software in a PPA can be abysmally low and might even damage your entire system. Furthermore, there are many abandoned PPA's containing outdated and insecure software. PPA's are...
by hydrurga
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing external software guides - when is it safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Installing external software guides - when is it safe?

Visual Studio : The Visual Code site has instructions at https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/setup/linux (the page you found) for Debian and Ubuntu installations. It appears that you can use the same method as you did for Opera by downloading the deb from the link it provides. If you do that, you do...
by hydrurga
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing external software guides - when is it safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Installing external software guides - when is it safe?

Right, for libinput-gestures : An internet search for libinput-gestures turns up the developers' GitHub page at https://github.com/bulletmark/libinput-gestures which you found. Reading the notes at the bottom appears to show that it has been developed primarily for GNOME, so we're not sure from the ...
by hydrurga
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing external software guides - when is it safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Installing external software guides - when is it safe?

It's difficult to come up with a precise answer as it's a case of "feeling your way around". You get an idea after a while about which sources and guides you can trust more than others. Follow the guides on the developers' websites where possible. If you find instructions on a random blog,...
by hydrurga
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Help please installing 32-bit C libraries on a 64-bit system
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: Help please installing 32-bit C libraries on a 64-bit system

Both of those look fine to my eye. So, finally, it finds the i386 version of libc6 :) - I'm not sure why apt list didn't show it. Before we move on, do you know why it is reporting that you have 10 packages that won't be upgraded? We can run another simulation to see what's up: apt dist-upgrade -s
by hydrurga
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Help please installing 32-bit C libraries on a 64-bit system
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: Help please installing 32-bit C libraries on a 64-bit system

Yes, that is exactly what it's doing (and what, unfortunately, I expected). I can't understand to be honest why the 32-bit version isn't being listed. What we could do, if you want, is go to Plan B which is to see if we can install the 64-bit libc6-i386 package. To simulate the install: apt install ...
by hydrurga
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Help please installing 32-bit C libraries on a 64-bit system
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: Help please installing 32-bit C libraries on a 64-bit system

That's odd. I would have expected to see the i386 version listed as well with apt list, but not as installed (that's certainly how it works on my machine). Although I've never seen the -a option hiding an i386 version, can you try as it suggests: apt list -a libc6 Normally, if the package to be inst...
by hydrurga
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Help please installing 32-bit C libraries on a 64-bit system
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: Help please installing 32-bit C libraries on a 64-bit system

I'd recommend that you don't use Synaptic in this case. Use the command line - you'll have more control. libc6-i386 and libc6:i386 are different packages, otherwise you couldn't have them both installed at the same time. The former is actually a 64-bit package that provides 32-bit shared libraries. ...

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