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12:05 AM
can I run a script in a tty and still have it interact with my GUI (F7)
 
as long as you set $DISPLAY, sure
 
I was just looking at this script, it seems to be a persistent running one, and was wondering if I could put it in the back without using the regular terminal emulator
 
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A: Script doesn't run via crontab but works fine standalone

hbdgafOne thing at a time: First let's give you a user based bin folder: cd ~/ && mkdir bin You want to use crontab. Let's start with something really simple: * * * * * touch /tmp/testing.txt Okay, so that works Now let's try running a script that does the same * * * * * /home/username/bin/to...

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12:21 AM
@Seth is this really a dupe?
 
@AvinashRaj nope, weird, I was sure I voted it yesterday
 
this reeks of "you said i couldn't, so i did" docs.docker.com/installation/windows
@AvinashRaj - don't delete your asked crap in chat. it makes people not answer you ever and start ignoring you
in answer to what you deleted data.stackexchange.com
 
12:53 AM
data.stackexchange.com query to count the no of days in which i had reached 200 reps.
@hbdgaf ^^^
 
@AvinashRaj google.com/…
 
you could read...
 
1:09 AM
@hbdgaf improved
btw, try to avoid "problem" in titles
 
The point was that the previous edit bumped mergelist off the side of a scrollbar to try and hide it, so I made it blatantly obvious.
 
I don't think this question is a duplicate, but a bunch of people say so. Am I missing something? askubuntu.com/questions/506582/…
 
> Can you tell how to upgrade Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or any other version
 
The question asks "How do I upgrade from 12.10 to something modern since it's end of life do-release-upgrade doesn't work" and the duplicate is "I want to stay with this end of life version of ubuntu, how do I install software from an exotic repository"
 
@JohnBaber the uestion might be a little different, but the answer is identical. in that case we usually -> canonical
 
1:14 AM
@JohnBaber err... no
 
The answer to the "duplicate" doesn't help with the original question at all. Ashish seems to be asking a legitimate (and difficult to answer) question.
 
no. you've got two people saying it. i'll go find more if you need it.
 
@JohnBaber in 10 words tell me what OP is asking
 
"How do I upgrade from 12.10 to something supported?"
 
What you need to do in order to do so?
 
1:17 AM
"or upgrade from old unsupported release? "
 
Yes, upgrade from an old unsupported release.
 
see the dupe
 
@hbdgaf I don't remember that scene... is House MD alright?
 
he'll be alright, just needs a little pain medication
 
What's recommended there doesn't work for me in the same situation.
The accepted answer and others seem to be saying what it takes to see old packages.
 
1:24 AM
then figure it out and improve the answer... what are you trying to do and how is it failing... be specific.
 
@JohnBaber what dosn't work where?
 
^^ what are you trying to do and how is it failing... be specific.
 
Replacing urls in source.list with old-release doesn't make `do-release-upgrade` work.
 
did you do sudo apt-get update?
 
Yes.
 
1:26 AM
then purge the ppas you have installed, unpin everything you have pinned, and upgrade
 
and what machine?
 
I have a small arm box, that didn't have a trusty image, and didn't properly upgrade, I just changed the sources to say "trusty" and did dist-upgrade, there are certain situations, but we need details
 
In trying to mess figure out the answer to the problem in the first place, I kept replacing things in sources.list
Eventually I had `pangolin` everywhere when I'm really quetzal.
I think I've fixed the source.list and am apt-get update-ing again.
 
1:31 AM
@JohnBaber lets do this. Ask a question with the exact error everything is throwing, the contents of your sources.list and the output of apt-cache policy libc6
 
basically did this to it:
 
Yeah if what I'm doing now doesn't magically work, I'll make a proper question.
 
 
I'd love it if some strong-arming like Mateo is describing would just work.
 
@JohnBaber isn't that more a downgrade?
 
1:32 AM
It sounds like you're trying to do something against what you're supposed to do. Pull out any non-mainline stuff. Increment your release and dist-upgrade one at a time until you hit LTS. Then you can leapfrog. Going backwards is bad. You're bound to paint yourself in to a corner and build a worse problem than you started with...
 
well, it dosn't work very well...
 
@JohnBaber if everything fails: backup and reinstall
 
The one at a time was the plan, but I was trying to deal with the fact that dist-upgrade wasn't working.
@Braiam: Nooooooooo
It's my fault for installing a non-LTS.
 
It only doesn't work because you pinned something or have a ppa activated.
 
user image
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1:34 AM
Woohoo, do-release-upgrade is trying to work.
 
way too much to mess with, but if there is a perfectly fine image to start from scratch with, you should do it
 
This is a remarkably specific problem (the fake 'pangolin' being in there.)
Yeah, this seems to be working. Thanks for being rubber ducks!
 
So, it's not a dupe because you created a corner case impossible to arrive at by using things the way you're supposed to and now you want it not to be a dupe? or it's solved now?
 
Oh yeah, my case is too weird and specific.
It would just be noise to have it as a question.
 
>.>
 
1:36 AM
No, that question's a dupe.
I thought it wasn't working because the answer wasn't correct, not because I had a weird problem.
 
ah, the ppa's then?
 
jbaber-lappy$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
#############################################################
################### OFFICIAL UBUNTU REPOS ###################
#############################################################

###### Ubuntu Main Repos
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted universe multiverse

###### Ubuntu Update Repos
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates main restricted universe multiverse
No ppa's.
(It used to have pangolin where it says raring)
 
cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*?
 
I need an asprin.
 
... maybe there's something in there ... :(
jbaber-lappy$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/armando-basile/stable/ubuntu quantal main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/armando-basile/stable/ubuntu quantal main
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/armando-basile/stable/ubuntu quantal main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/armando-basile/stable/ubuntu quantal main
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/armando-basile/stable/ubuntu quantal main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/armando-basile/stable/ubuntu quantal main
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/fossfreedom/byzanz/ubuntu quantal main
 
1:39 AM
 
Okay, I'm not a total idiot.
 
@JohnBaber google earth and a load of ppas. i'm SO surprised.
 
They're commented out.
 
10 mins ago, by Braiam
@JohnBaber lets do this. Ask a question with the exact error everything is throwing, the contents of your sources.list and the output of apt-cache policy libc6
 
Were they actually being looked at despite the # ?
 
1:42 AM
doesn't matter if a package is installed. if you install blarg_i_want_to_waste_time.deb and don't purge the package despite someone saying purge your ppas, you built your problem.
 
I'm not denying that the problem was created by my meddling.
I didn't understand "purge your ppas".
 
17 mins ago, by hbdgaf
then purge the ppas you have installed, unpin everything you have pinned, and upgrade
 
ah, include sudo apt-get update/upgrade also
 
Or unpin pinned things.
 
yes, they're as possible as one another
 
1:44 AM
@braiam Do you still want a question made of this?
 
think "I only want to install gtk2.0. upgrade to a distro that reuires gtk3. why it no workee"
 
@JohnBaber are you able to waste couple hours of your life to get something working suboptimal?
 
this one is one of my fav's lately, very good answer:
5
A: Downgrade a bunch of packages

user156743A bit late to the party but I found this question when looking for an answer and now I have my own answer to share. I believe you can do this via the mysterious world of apt_preferences. Try making a file called /tmp/a_p (or whatever) like so... Package: * Pin: release a=*-backports Pin-Priori...

 
@Braiam I don't understand.
 
@Braiam ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽_•︻̷̿┻̿═━一 Sniperino
 
1:46 AM
CSS... >:(
 
@NathanOsman what did it do this time?
 
Spent at least two hours today trying to tell a <div> to fill the remaining space of its parent.
 
@JohnBaber if you continue to meddling you could cripple your system or have some weird cruft out the upgrade process that can cause problems later, and everything could be avoided if you just backup/reinstall
 
@NathanOsman css is a pita that way
 
Even with JavaScript, it was nearly impossible to achieve the desired output.
@hbdgaf It's just not cut out for vertical positioning.
I might have been able to accomplish my goal with tables... but I was too exhausted to try.
I finally gave up and let the <div> just be as large as its contents.
 
1:49 AM
@NathanOsman screw_it_set_abs_dims_and_pos(get_res());
 
I'm tempted to start writing something in JavaScript that abstracts CSS's box model and presents something simpler.
 
three div's with percentages
 
// Something like this
var box = new Box();
var layout = new Layout();
layout.add(
    box,
    250,      // horizontal
    'stretch' // vertical
);
 
yes, like that
set absolute dimensions and position(get resolution)
 
1:53 AM
> I was so tempted to vandalize this article to put a [citation needed] after every claim that the night sky was dark.
 
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Q: How can I ensure a DIV stretches to fit its contents?

hdxI have this HTML with a table: <div class="currentDesignDiv" style="margin-bottom:5px;"> <div> <img alt="Thumbnail" src="http://www.propertyware.com/templates/ <bean:write name="currentTemplate" property="primaryKey"/> /thumb.gif"/> </div> <div> <table>...

hm, looks like several problems
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Q: Outer Div will not stretch to fit inner div (using clear)

user725913I've been reading about how elements with the float attribute do not have their height accounted for. Therefore, I should use clear:both right before the end of the parent div so that it will stretch over the entire inner div. You can see on This Page that the div with the id full-height-templat...

urg, that's why I don't like web design.
 
only needs one to bump it over, somebody kick it
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Q: "E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened." after deleting one of the list files

Levi FordI'm really stupid, and I deleted the following file: us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en I did so attempting to do something about the following error message: Error: Opening the cache (E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList/...

 
@Mateo hey, could be worse... could be php
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true
 
2:14 AM
so, i just slicked my old BSD laptop to install windows so i could game on it a little. it's more powerful than my linux lappie despite being older and without a touchscreen... but it was my rock solid for a long time. now it's time to let it run a little again.
 
PHP... bleh!
 
@NathanOsman i think that is the concensus
 
I'd rather write obfuscated Perl.
 
I'ld rather write perl at all...
at least obfuscated perl would provide a modicum of fun
 
Maybe.
 
2:17 AM
in Tavern on the Meta on Meta Stack Exchange Chat, Mar 1 at 14:59, by random
Is the offensive part "PHP" or being "forced"?
 
I like answering either or kwestions with yes
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Also, my cue key and a usb port are broken, so sometimes i have the key and sometimes i don't
 
2:40 AM
why are windows updates SOO SLOWWWWWW
i could dist-upgrade in the time it takes to install hotfixes and drivers on this side of the house...
 
3:09 AM
It has to do a full system restore, do an MD5 check, do a SHA-1 check, do a CRC-16 check, do a bcrypt check, ensure all system files pass file verification checks, ensure the registry is optimized, ensure the hard drive is fully defragmented, mine twelve bitcoins, and solve the Riemann hypothesis.
 
3:49 AM
cue key?
 
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Q: Tag synonym request: [window-placement] -> [window-managment]

Aibara IduasThe two tags window-placement and window-management are essentially synonyms. Since it has only been used 7 times, window-placement should probably be deleted, especially since the description for window-management (used 82 times) is "the placement of application windows." I guess window-manageme...

 

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