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by MALsPa
2021-09-13 01:18
Forum: General Debian
Topic: I love Debian, but...
Replies: 25
Views: 19479

Re: I love Debian, but...

I've been running both Debian and Arch, for quite a few years now. It's been great having both available. They're my two favorite distros, and I can't see myelf dropping either one. It certainly doesn't have to be one or the other.
by MALsPa
2021-08-17 16:59
Forum: General Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Bullseye sources.list confusion
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: Bullseye sources.list confusion

I leave the slash off, as shown here (FAQ): https://wiki.debian.org/DebianBullseye
by MALsPa
2021-08-17 06:58
Forum: General Questions
Topic: "bullseye-updates" suite
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Re: "bullseye-updates" suite

Thanks, craigevil.

I found that this page has some info on the stable-updates mechanism: https://wiki.debian.org/StableUpdates

So, user's choice. A line for the bullseye-updates suite can be added or left out. That's how I'm seeing things, anyway.
by MALsPa
2021-08-16 11:29
Forum: General Questions
Topic: "bullseye-updates" suite
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Re: "bullseye-updates" suite

Thanks, folks. Okay, from the FAQ, "What should I use in sources.list for bullseye?" (https://wiki.debian.org/DebianBullseye): deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye main deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security bullseye-security main deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye-upda...
by MALsPa
2021-08-16 00:33
Forum: General Questions
Topic: "bullseye-updates" suite
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Re: "bullseye-updates" suite

Yeah, and yet the manpage example leaves out that last line. And I saw this in an old bug report (https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=972743):
With the release of Debian bullseye and later, security updates are
provided in the bullseye-security suite instead of bullseye/updates.
by MALsPa
2021-08-15 23:52
Forum: General Questions
Topic: "bullseye-updates" suite
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

"bullseye-updates" suite

From man sources.list in Bullseye: As an example, the sources for your distribution could look like this in one-line-style format: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye main contrib non-free deb http://security.debian.org bullseye-security main contrib non-free or like this in deb822 style forma...
by MALsPa
2021-08-08 23:56
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: obmenu replacement ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: obmenu replacement ?

I really like obmenu. I don't have a replacement. Could be a bad idea to do this, but a few months back I enabled the Buster repos, installed obmenu in Bullseye, and then disabled the Buster repos. So far so good. I'm hoping somebody will put obmenu in Backports.
by MALsPa
2021-07-06 09:36
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: For how many years have you been using GNU/Linux?
Replies: 33
Views: 6008

Re: For how many years have you been using GNU/Linux?

I started playing around with Knoppix (live sessions from CDs/DVDs), and picked up a cheap laptop that came preinstalled with Linspire, back in 2005.

Did my first real Linux installation (Mepis) about a year later. Been using only Linux at home (no Windows) since 2007 or 2008, something like that.
by MALsPa
2021-07-01 01:10
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Starting with Debian
Replies: 12
Views: 3238

Re: Starting with Debian

I'd suggest starting out by getting used to referring to these:

https://wiki.debian.org/FrontPage
https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-handbook/
by MALsPa
2021-06-16 22:04
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Documentation for apt
Replies: 16
Views: 3694

Re: Documentation for apt

Yeah, I agree with you, mm3100. The documentation could be better, no question. But I think there are quite a few of us who get along okay doing all package management from the command line. (I used to rely on Synaptic, but I don't use it anymore.) Users might have to dig a bit to uncover certain de...
by MALsPa
2021-06-15 12:53
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Documentation for apt
Replies: 16
Views: 3694

Re: Documentation for apt

Re depends and rdepends , these were inherited from the apt-cache command and are mentioned in man apt-cache . Score!! And of course man apt-cache is mentioned at the bottom of man apt : SEE ALSO apt-get(8), apt-cache(8), sources.list(5), apt.conf(5), apt-config(8), The APT User's guide in /usr/sha...
by MALsPa
2021-06-05 09:07
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Highlight today in cal
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Re: Highlight today in cal

ncal shows it but I'm not sure why cal doesn't. What version of Debian are you using? It doesn't highlight in my Bullseye version. I just had a short play with it and cal doesn't seem to take most of the options listed in the man page. To display the behaviour you are expecting with highlighting, u...
by MALsPa
2021-06-04 20:24
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Firefox 89 is out
Replies: 8
Views: 4765

Re: Firefox 89 is out

i leave my home door since years unlocked when im goint to sleep, theres nothing to steal in my house, why would i..?..I also leave door unlocked when I go out.. dont use key at all, people has been brainwashed..same happed with plandemia..Ive been using same paper facemask cos i knew deep innside ...
by MALsPa
2021-05-28 20:30
Forum: Installation
Topic: Install Buster v10.10 stable or Bullseye v11 prerelease?
Replies: 14
Views: 4527

Re: Install Buster v10.9 stable or Bulleye v11 prerelease?

Hm. I first installed Bullseye back in February, and now I've got four Bullseye installations here. I haven't seen any issues. I get the feeling that Bullseye is very close to moving to Stable. I personally would not install Buster at this point.
by MALsPa
2021-04-09 07:36
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: QuodLibet vs Audacious vs DeaDBeef ?
Replies: 15
Views: 9290

Re: QuodLibet vs Audacious vs DeaDBeef ?

DeaDBeeF and Audacious are my current favorites. I'm not sure yet which one of the two I like more, but I've been using DeaDBeeF the most lately. I only recently found out about DeaDBeeF; I've been using Audacious for some years. Either one of those seems like a better fit for me than Quod Libet (wh...
by MALsPa
2021-03-13 11:49
Forum: Installation
Topic: Frustrated with Debian Installation & More
Replies: 8
Views: 3930

Re: Frustrated with Debian Installation & More

It’s really cool that you picked up a lot in a short period of time! Hopefully I will be able to do the same. No, for me it was the opposite. I think I came at it much more slowly than most. I was still using Windows most of the time, and I picked up a cheap Linspire laptop, messed around with that...
by MALsPa
2021-03-12 23:29
Forum: Installation
Topic: Frustrated with Debian Installation & More
Replies: 8
Views: 3930

Re: Frustrated with Debian Installation & More

Wow. One week. Do you know your way around the Linux command line already? I guess I had picked up a few commands after a week. I don't think I had grasped the importance of man pages after only a week, though! If I even knew how to access them. In short, if you have any recommendations on a stable ...
by MALsPa
2020-11-03 11:40
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: youtube-dl broken again !?
Replies: 15
Views: 7742

Re: youtube-dl broken again !?

Just now, I installed the older version from the Stable repos. That version didn't work for me. Ran the following and got a working youtube-dl : $ sudo apt purge youtube-dl $ sudo wget https://yt-dl.org/latest/youtube-dl -O /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl $ sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl $ hash ...
by MALsPa
2020-10-24 21:19
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Sudo or not sudo?
Replies: 45
Views: 46028

Re: Sudo or not sudo?

The installer has changed in recent times, an installation would not have progressed if the root password had not been set up. My most recent installation was a Buster netinstall in September. I used the Graphical install option and left the Root password blank. The installation did indeed proceed,...
by MALsPa
2020-10-24 06:21
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Sudo or not sudo?
Replies: 45
Views: 46028

Re: Sudo or not sudo?

hrsetrdr wrote:
Onsemeliot wrote:. You still can get it by not creating a root user
I must have been distracted and used the Graphical Install instead of the normal installer.
That part wouldn't matter -- when the user goes with the Graphical install option and the Root password is left blank, you get sudo.