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by xenopeek
Sun May 20, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why Linux Package Maintainers Matter
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Why Linux Package Maintainers Matter

Hoser Rob wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 10:07 am
That software comes from upstream, ie. ubuntu sources.
No it doesn't. Flatpaks (as used on Linux Mint) and Snaps (as used on Ubuntu) is software from 3rd parties.
by xenopeek
Sun May 20, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 32 bit distros to continue
Replies: 23
Views: 491

Re: 32 bit distros to continue

LOL , can you imagine if someone suggested that you fix Microsoft Windows by updating the Browser? :mrgreen: :wink: Spectre variant 2 requires a microcode update that won't be available to many systems, especially for anybody still running a 32 bit CPU they can forget about that as per Intel. Updat...
by xenopeek
Fri May 18, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages
Replies: 19
Views: 573

Re: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages

Linux Mint 19's Software Manager should show more information on Flatpaks, like their version. Other work was being done but I can't recall if the update mechanism was changed. On Linux Mint 18.3 you can always remove the flathub repository with: flatpak remote-delete flathub If you later want to ad...
by xenopeek
Fri May 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: syslog.1 oversize
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: syslog.1 oversize

You don't have to use the command line. You could have used disk usage analyzer to find who was hogging your disk, you could have use your file manager (using its option "open as root" on the /var/log directory to be able to delete files from it) and you could have use system log program to peruse t...
by xenopeek
Thu May 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why Linux Package Maintainers Matter
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Why Linux Package Maintainers Matter

That's being discussed here: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages

Canonical have since responded: https://blog.ubuntu.com/2018/05/15/trus ... snap-store. Covering among other things what changes are upcoming to make the Snaps store safer.
by xenopeek
Thu May 17, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why Linux Package Maintainers Matter
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Why Linux Package Maintainers Matter

We discussed that article here 2 years ago: Why maintainers matter
by xenopeek
Thu May 17, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: <DONE> Forum maintenance at 3 PM UTC
Replies: 0
Views: 111

<DONE> Forum maintenance at 3 PM UTC

In about 35 minutes from the time of this post, at 3 PM UTC (see current UTC time here https://time.is/UTC), the forum will be down for necessary maintenance. We expect it to be down for 20 minutes. We'll try to keep the interruption as short as possible.
by xenopeek
Thu May 17, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: syslog.1 oversize
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: syslog.1 oversize

You can remove that file. sudo rm /var/log/syslog.1 However, it doesn't grow to such a size without reason. So examine you /var/log/syslog file for what errors are repeatedly being logged that you need to take action on. Most likely you installed some kind of server software (web or database server ...
by xenopeek
Wed May 16, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is it possible to sandbox/firejail topics/contacts within the same email box?
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Is it possible to sandbox/firejail topics/contacts within the same email box?

I don't think so. Firejail can't be used to make parts of files inaccessible, nor does it know about file formats. It can be used to make entire directories or single files in your home directory inaccessible to the sandboxed program. Not parts of files. Don't see the point of it either. I mean, if ...
by xenopeek
Tue May 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: a LIKE button for posts on this forum
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: a LIKE button for posts on this forum

I found one extension that looks to do something like that, allowing OP to mark a topic as solved and which post gave them the solution: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/topic_solved. Even if we would be open to such an extension, that one is outdated and won't work with our phpBB versio...
by xenopeek
Tue May 15, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion about keyrings in Mint 19
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Suggestion about keyrings in Mint 19

This is specifically about automatic login and Google Chrome/Chromium session keyring used to store passwords. There are various workarounds on the web for Google Chrome/Chromium session keyring use and automatic login causing this prompt. It's Google Chrome/Chromium that create the session keyring ...
by xenopeek
Sun May 13, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How To Download Chrome For Windows Using Linux Mint Firefox
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: How To Download Chrome For Windows Using Linux Mint Firefox

Scroll down the end of the page https://www.google.com/chrome/ and underneath Chrome Family at the bottom left click on Other Platforms.
by xenopeek
Sun May 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where To Download Chromium tar.bz2
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Where To Download Chromium tar.bz2

The way you phrased the question you could be asking either of two things. If you meant you want to download the Chromium package as available for Linux Mint 18.x for offline installation, you can find it in the Ubuntu 16.04 repository here: https://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/chromium-browser. Just ...
by xenopeek
Sun May 13, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages
Replies: 19
Views: 573

Re: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages

You're floating the theory that a Flatpak developer published a Snap package with a bitcoin miner to discredit Snaps? While the same lack of governance (by design) on Snaps holds for Flatpaks and the like? Hope you're trying to be funny because that is some next level tin foil hatting.
by xenopeek
Sun May 13, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Is there a guide for how to use the new Timeshift + Backup options together?
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Is there a guide for how to use the new Timeshift + Backup options together?

I'd use something else. Timeshift is used to create system restore points, to roll back problematic updates. Backup is used to take a one-time backup of your home directory and list of additional programs you installed, before you upgrade to a major next Linux Mint version. For day to day backup of ...
by xenopeek
Sun May 13, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages
Replies: 19
Views: 573

Re: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages

The same as goes for Snaps goes for PPAs, Flatpaks, AppStream packages and more: do you trust the persons that compiled and packaged the software for you? Are they officially associated with the project? (as developers, or have the developers named them as official maintainers on their website) Or a...
by xenopeek
Sat May 12, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ubuntu flavors to drop 32-bit (i386) support
Replies: 55
Views: 1056

Re: Ubuntu flavors to drop 32-bit (i386) support

I'm the oldest brother. I'm stress free, eat healthy and do not have any heart problems. That has nothing to do with clinging to '80s or '90s nostalgia :wink:
by xenopeek
Sat May 12, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ubuntu flavors to drop 32-bit (i386) support
Replies: 55
Views: 1056

Re: Ubuntu flavors to drop 32-bit (i386) support

For the most part Lucap just finished this discussion :o
by xenopeek
Fri May 11, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ubuntu flavors to drop 32-bit (i386) support
Replies: 55
Views: 1056

Re: Ubuntu flavors to drop 32-bit (i386) support

We're mixing two discussions: Do companies making Linux distros for profit have enough margin to provide a x86 ISO alongside their x86-64 ISO? Does it make sense for them to do so? The answer to the first would be "yes" for enterprise Linux distros but clearly "no" to the second. They're not making ...
by xenopeek
Fri May 11, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ubuntu flavors to drop 32-bit (i386) support
Replies: 55
Views: 1056

Re: Ubuntu flavors to drop 32-bit (i386) support

@ xenopeek, ....... Linux is for profit. But not very good at it. . https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/04/canonical-ubuntu-job-losses-outside-investors (Canonical to Cut Jobs, Axe Unprofitable Projects) Canonical is currently a private company and, based on accounts filed at Companies House, has a st...

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