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Re: Repo mix-and-match hit parade

PostPosted: 2016-02-27 10:27
by mad-murdock
Thank you, dasein!

Just made an account to post this. Instead of having a productive morning, I spent 3 hours reading those posts. Lots of facepalms and giggles. I am entertained.

BTW: Is it das.ein or da.sein?

Re: Repo mix-and-match hit parade

PostPosted: 2016-02-27 11:29
by thanatos_incarnate
I always thought he was some sort of philosophy major and read it as "Dasein".

Re: Repo mix-and-match hit parade

PostPosted: 2016-02-27 12:33
by mad-murdock
So after dasein being 5 years on this forum I am the first to ask about the deeper meaning of his name? Maybe I am wrong, and he doesn't understand a word of german.

Anyway, 2 hours later, and I am still entertained by this thread. It's a slow saturday, and I enjoy myself while reading this. Unfortunately I more or less reached the end.

Fun fact: I also ran into a FrankenDebian, when I freshly moved from Mint to LMDE and just copy-pasta the android-build-from-source-instructions including various apt-add-repository invocations. Only excuse: I did this many times before and had my brain switched off. Also those ppa adding finishes "without errors". Lol.

Well, I noticed early and just reinstalled. Without wasting your time on this very forum. Its so obvious, too.

Edit: I didn't install a vanilla Debian on any desktop box for ages. Just on servers. But spending so much time here makes me want to.

Re: Repo mix-and-match hit parade

PostPosted: 2016-02-27 14:54
by dasein
mad-murdock wrote:...I am the first to ask about the deeper meaning of his name?

Ask? Yes.

A native German speaker correctly sussed it out when I first joined. And a (I think) native Italian speaker recently guessed wrong.

But thanatos_incarnate is right (at least about the meaning, if not my academic training).

So yeah, da-sein (existence/presence), not das-ein (the one).

mad-murdock wrote:Anyway, 2 hours later, and I am still entertained by this thread.

Glad I could keep you entertained. :D

And if it saves a few motivated newbies from borking their system, then I am doubly pleased.

Re: Repo mix-and-match hit parade

PostPosted: 2017-05-02 09:04
by dilberts_left_nut
Thread resurrection for another classic example - strange errors - what could possibly cause this ...

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=132918

Re: Repo mix-and-match hit parade

PostPosted: 2017-05-02 16:04
by debiman
^ heh, i particularly liked the comment following his sources.list(s):

As i said i found a workaround, so this is now just a curiosity about what happened and why it worked before


so, it's still moving!
scaaarrryyyy!
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Re: Repo mix-and-match hit parade

PostPosted: 2017-09-11 01:49
by Gaius
millpond wrote:I believe apt has a utility for displaying package info, not sure about included files ....


The command is
Code: Select all
apt-file list [package]


You might need to install apt-file first.

apt-file will only work for packages located in configured repositories.

Re: Repo mix-and-match hit parade

PostPosted: 2017-09-21 21:53
by sunrat
Here's a doozy, mixing Wheezy, Jessie, Stretch and experimental!

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=134756

Re: Repo mix-and-match hit parade

PostPosted: 2018-04-22 18:11
by Wheelerof4te
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=137310
This was bound to happen:
bester69 wrote:My stable system has:
Ubuntu's kernel 4.4.125 (I always use ubuntu's kernel)
firmware-intel-sound (bpo)
inte-microcode (bpo)
mpv, libav-* (deb-multimedia)
kodi 17.6 (Zesty ubuntu)


EDIT: See the post below.

Re: Repo mix-and-match hit parade

PostPosted: 2018-04-23 12:16
by pylkko
I think it is wrong/inappropriate to put bester on this list for two reasons 1) he is in his own class entirely 2) he does it deliberately. I mean most people on this list either have no idea what they are doing or think that they can get away with mixing sources from here and there, then not knowing what code they are using from where, they end up tripping themselves and cry. Some of them even then try to cover up their doings so that it is not obvious that they themselves borked it. Bester on the other hand has said from the start that he wants to trip up himself and he for sure as shit does not cover up anything.

This thread is not about moralizing and telling people what they can or cannot do with their own system. It is about telling people who cry that if they don't know what they are doing then they should not be using their system in non-recommended way.

Re: Repo mix-and-match hit parade

PostPosted: 2018-04-24 13:44
by n_hologram
bester has never made a ridiculous claim in his/her entire posting history.

Re: Repo mix-and-match hit parade

PostPosted: 2018-04-24 17:19
by stevepusser
n_hologram wrote:bester has never made a ridiculous claim in his/her entire posting history.


You, sir or madam, have a post waiting for you in our present administration!

Re: Repo mix-and-match hit parade

PostPosted: 2018-04-27 05:23
by debiman
pylkko wrote:I think it is wrong/inappropriate to put bester on this list for two reasons 1) he is in his own class entirely 2) he does it deliberately. I mean most people on this list either have no idea what they are doing or think that they can get away with mixing sources from here and there, then not knowing what code they are using from where, they end up tripping themselves and cry. Some of them even then try to cover up their doings so that it is not obvious that they themselves borked it. Bester on the other hand has said from the start that he wants to trip up himself and he for sure as shit does not cover up anything.

i think i seem to remember some older posts where s/he DID cry "Help me! I swear I did NOTHING!", but hard-learned their lesson after our replies (if you do this you are on your own) and stopped posting these sort of threads.
What worries me is that they might simply take these "Help me!" threads to another forum, knowing full well that here on fdn there's only one possible reaction.

Re: Repo mix-and-match hit parade

PostPosted: 2018-04-27 09:25
by Lysander
debiman wrote:What worries me is that they might simply take these "Help me!" threads to another forum, knowing full well that here on fdn there's only one possible reaction.


That is unavoidable. I have seen newbies post in the Mint forum [yes, Mint!] who, having been told to [quite justifiably] go back to Windows, traverse over to Linux Forums to whinge there.

I have also seen Debian sid promoted on various fora as a 'rolling release distro' and a great solution instead of, e.g., Ubuntu LTS. There is more misinformation out there than there are knowledgeable Debian users to quash it.

FDN is not as strict as it used to be. This place has a reputation for being rather hardline, strict and occasionally rude, but it has softened in recent months. As more of the old school posters switch distro or altogether disappear, a newer generation is eking its way in, one which either doesn't care for or comprehend the Debian Way. One which is not used to learning, but quick fixes. I'm not talking about bester, he's a 'special case': if FDN were Greenwich Palace, he would be the court jester.

Re: Repo mix-and-match hit parade

PostPosted: 2018-04-27 15:41
by golinux
Lysander wrote:FDN is not as strict as it used to be. This place has a reputation for being rather hardline, strict and occasionally rude, but it has softened in recent months.
That would depend on your perspective. As per your post "One Year of Debian", you are rather new here. Things really started to go down hill around 2011. Other threads related to the decline are here. It was a huge schism and exodus from this forum. Then systemd further drove away knowledgeable users. This forum is now pretty much an empty shell . . . no offense to the few here doing their best to keep it alive.