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by xenopeek
Thu May 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why Linux Package Maintainers Matter
Replies: 6
Views: 193

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: 193

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: 139

<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: 115

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: 75

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: 333

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: 104

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: 100

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: 623

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: 144

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: 623

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: 1067

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: 1067

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: 1067

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: 1067

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...
by xenopeek
Fri May 11, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ubuntu flavors to drop 32-bit (i386) support
Replies: 55
Views: 1067

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

The decision for the rest of the official Ubuntu flavors to drop the i386 (32-bit) port is an effort of the Ubuntu community and it's based on some recent statistics collected by them. These show that most of the users using 32-bit versions of any Ubuntu flavor is running them on 64-bit (amd64) cap...
by xenopeek
Fri May 11, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ubuntu flavors to drop 32-bit (i386) support
Replies: 55
Views: 1067

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

What are the odds of somebody using a say 15 year old computer today that, even if those flavors would have a 32 bit ISO, would meet current Ubuntu recommended system requirements of 2 GHz dual core processor or better and 2 GB system memory? There are a few very good distros specifically built for ...
by xenopeek
Thu May 10, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Bash script executing commands like a babboon's ___
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: Bash script executing commands like a babboon's ___

First, you don't need to run ls in a subshell just to test if something is a directory. See help test for summary of file testing options you have. Instead of: if [ "$(ls -d /directory)" ] Use this to test the file exists and is a directory: if [[ -d "/directory" ]] See http://mywiki.wooledge.org/Ba...
by xenopeek
Thu May 10, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Privacy Possum - for Firefox and related browsers
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: Privacy Possum - for Firefox and related browsers

uBlock Origin Extra is currently only useful on Google Chrome/Chromium. On a specific list of websites it blocks Instart Logic's scripts that would otherwise run before uBlock Origin could block them. Instart Logic's script currently don't target Firefox.

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