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by luvr
2021-05-29 13:08
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Can I reset the APT '--allow-releaseinfo-change' option?
Replies: 0
Views: 2927

Can I reset the APT '--allow-releaseinfo-change' option?

I’m experimenting with my own local software repository for Debian and Ubuntu. I regenerated the contents of the ‘dists’ directory of the repository and got the following error when I attempted to run “apt-get update” : E: Repository 'file:/opt/repositories/linuxluvr bionic InRelease' changed its 'S...
by luvr
2020-08-05 19:55
Forum: Programming
Topic: [CANNOT BE SOLVED] The Right Way To Type Cast A Pointer
Replies: 6
Views: 13310

Re: [CANNOT BE SOLVED] The Right Way To Type Cast A Pointer

Although this is an ancient thread, I just recently bumped into it again. I got curious about this issue, so I experimented a little. I eventually came up with the following, which compiles fine with gcc 7.5 under Ubuntu 18.04: {if (((struct XUNDO2*)(t-> xthing)) -> xnewstep[s] != 0) break;}; Just s...
by luvr
2020-07-21 16:51
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Windows is becoming Linux - new Killer Project from MS :LOL:
Replies: 21
Views: 15918

Re: Windows is becoming Linux - new Killer Project from MS :

LE_746F6D617A7A69 wrote:Call me paranoid, but I think that we are facing a new wave of attacks on Linux - Embrace,Extend,Extinguish
You think you’re paranoid? Ha! You don’t even know half the story: The Day AppGet Died.
by luvr
2019-07-21 18:43
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: Automatically maintaining "vmlinuz" and "initrd" links?
Replies: 2
Views: 1662

Re: Automatically maintaining "vmlinuz" and "initrd" links?

L_V wrote:It's done when you update the kernel.
Well, have you ever... You’re absolutely right! :oops:
Consider my question without substance... I definitely need new glasses... :(

Anyway, thanks for taking the time for replying.
by luvr
2019-07-21 13:48
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: Automatically maintaining "vmlinuz" and "initrd" links?
Replies: 2
Views: 1662

Automatically maintaining "vmlinuz" and "initrd" links?

I’m looking for a way to maintain symbolic links to the latest kernel and initrd installed on my Debian(-testing) system. Something like what Ubuntu does with its “vmlinuz -> boot/vmlinuz-4.18.0.25-generic” symbolic link, which is automatically updated to point to the latest kernel whenever a kernel...
by luvr
2019-04-12 15:32
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [Solved] Synaptic isn't available anymore in Debian Buster
Replies: 65
Views: 36465

Re: Synaptic isn't available anymore in Debian 10 Buster

Synaptic is officialy removed from Buster because it does not work on default DE GNOME using now default dysplay server, i.e. Wayland. Average, inexperienced users are better of using GNOME software/Discover, and those with more experience should know how to handle apt. However, it might come back ...
by luvr
2017-09-22 18:55
Forum: Installation
Topic: Debian 9 auto-install hangs on dialog wide-dhcpv6-client
Replies: 9
Views: 3298

Re: Debian 9 auto-install hangs on dialog wide-dhcpv6-client

dialog --backtitle Package configuration --title Configuring wide-dhcpv6-client --output-fd 11 - I’m confused by this command line. What is it supposed to do? It looks very incomplete to me. Are you sure there’s nothing more to it? Also, I wonder what the hyphen (“-”) at the end of the line is doin...
by luvr
2017-09-21 14:01
Forum: Installation
Topic: Debian 9 auto-install hangs on dialog wide-dhcpv6-client
Replies: 9
Views: 3298

Re: Debian 9 auto-install hangs on dialog wide-dhcpv6-client

For an example of how to use the “noninteractive” front-end and the “debconf-set-selections” command, see my ServerFault post on How to set a locale non-interactively on Debian/Ubuntu. It may help you to make sense of these issues.
by luvr
2017-09-08 10:05
Forum: Installation
Topic: Install and use Google Chrome without using my limited /opt?
Replies: 18
Views: 6769

Re: Install and use Google Chrome without using my limited /

Hence why I was trying to do a symbolic link into my /home/google. apt-get install/upgrade Chrome went to my tiny / partition. :( Well, that’s precisely why I suggested setting up a mount point for your ‘/opt’ directory, since that would entirely eliminate this kind of issue (assuming that you have...
by luvr
2017-09-07 07:51
Forum: Installation
Topic: Install and use Google Chrome without using my limited /opt?
Replies: 18
Views: 6769

Re: Install and use Google Chrome without using my limited /

If you have another partition available with more space, then why not mount it onto "/opt" ? Just create an empty "/opt" directory, and add an entry for it to your "/etc/fstab" file--something along the lines of: UUID=xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxx /opt ext4 defaults ...
by luvr
2017-08-29 14:34
Forum: Installation
Topic: APT searching Release.gpg
Replies: 2
Views: 1471

Re: APT searching Release.gpg

Does this help?
by luvr
2017-08-19 14:39
Forum: Installation
Topic: Cannot install GRUB because embedding isn`t supported
Replies: 4
Views: 6334

Re: Cannot install GRUB because embedding isn`t supported

If that doesn't work, is it possible to have grub-install install an EFI boot even though it's booting in legacy mode ? Not sure, but might be possible with the "--target" parameter: grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=PATH_TO_EFI_SYSTEM_PARTITION You will first have to make ...
by luvr
2017-08-18 19:55
Forum: Installation
Topic: Cannot install GRUB because embedding isn`t supported
Replies: 4
Views: 6334

Re: Cannot install GRUB because embedding isn`t supported

Just FYI, the "i386-pc" platform is the designation that GRUB uses to refer to an x86 BIOS computer. The first error tries to explain that GRUB on a BIOS computer, when installing to a GPT disk, requires a BIOS Boot Partition, on which GRUB can dump its core code. (The BIOS Boot Partition ...
by luvr
2017-08-17 20:23
Forum: Installation
Topic: Laptop hardware support
Replies: 26
Views: 8612

Re: Laptop hardware support

You apparently did happen to have a situation where you have to use CSM, or at least it might be better. But this is not a normal / common scenario Agreed. If you want to keep the ability to run a pre-installed Windows system on a UEFI computer (which I guess is what the great majority of users wil...
by luvr
2017-08-16 20:18
Forum: Installation
Topic: Laptop hardware support
Replies: 26
Views: 8612

Re: Laptop hardware support

http://www.rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/csm-good-bad-ugly.html Interesting reading... I knew about the rodsbooks.com site (it's where I learned all that I know about GPT), but I didn't know about the page on CSM. A few details that caught my eye: " Maybe enable the CSM if you plan to single-b...
by luvr
2017-08-16 13:40
Forum: Programming
Topic: [CANNOT BE SOLVED] The Right Way To Type Cast A Pointer
Replies: 6
Views: 13310

Re: [CANNOT BE SOLVED] The Right Way To Type Cast A Pointer

Not sure if this is still relevant, but perhaps you could store the "t-> xthing" value into a temporary "struct XUNDO2*" variable, say "px", and then dereference that?
by luvr
2017-08-16 13:18
Forum: Installation
Topic: Laptop hardware support
Replies: 26
Views: 8612

Re: Laptop hardware support

You should notice, however, that uefi csm's are not old school bios. Fair enough. CSM seems to be less configurable than traditional BIOS, for sure, but that seemed to have been a trend that begun with BIOS even before EFI came into existence. Also, they are many times buggy and work poorly. There ...
by luvr
2017-08-15 21:04
Forum: Installation
Topic: Laptop hardware support
Replies: 26
Views: 8612

Re: Laptop hardware support

Why would you use CSM (legacy boot) on a UEFI laptop when Debian can do UEFI, and Ubuntu has been able to to do UEFI for even before Debian? Because I could? :wink: No, seriously, I had never before even touched a UEFI machine, and I didn't feel like figuring it out back then. Traditional BIOS had ...
by luvr
2017-08-15 20:07
Forum: Installation
Topic: Laptop hardware support
Replies: 26
Views: 8612

Re: Laptop hardware support

My experience with Toshiba laptops is limited to a Toshiba C870 that the owner wanted to dump because she was sick and tired of the Windows 8 that it had come with, so she went for an Apple MacBook (she could afford it). I switched the laptop to Legacy BIOS mode (a.k.a. "CSM", "Compat...
by luvr
2017-08-15 07:18
Forum: Programming
Topic: [CANNOT BE SOLVED] The Right Way To Type Cast A Pointer
Replies: 6
Views: 13310

Re: The Right Way To Type Cast A Pointer

If I understand correctly, then "t-> xthing" should be the pointer to the XUNDO2 structure. My knowledge of C is getting a bit rusty, but inserting a pair of parentheses should help, then:

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{if ((struct XUNDO2*)(t-> xthing)-> xnewstep[s] != 0) break;};