It never prompted me to upgrade to 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22...
Fri Jul 15, 2022 3:14pm

from 16.04.

Desktop support ended in 2021. I remember other installs getting a "dist upgrade" but maybe because this was a LTS version it didn't? Not sure.

"it decided to reboot after updates on me and I'm back to an empty desktop."

Ugh, yeah, I don't miss that at least. My Mac does it but at least that's work and I technically get paid while setting things back up to how they were. :)

  • Didn't you upgrade as things went along? - Puckdropper, Fri Jul 15 2022 4:22am
    Where Windows gets it wrong is you're dragged, kicking and screaming, to the next update. Still don't remember where I was, it decided to reboot after updates on me and I'm back to an empty desktop. DOES NO ONE UNDERSTAND HOW STRESSFUL IT IS TO FIND ALL YOUR STUFF GONE? "OH, WE SAVED IT." YEAH,... more
    • It never prompted me to upgrade to 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22...- Erik_, Fri Jul 15 2022 3:14pm
      • Maybe you didn't issue the magic commands? - Puckdropper, Tue Jul 19 2022 2:56am
        dist upgrade dist update dist upgrade dist update-from-releases dist update dist upgrade dist thing -nvrwrks That sounds totally plausible about it being a LTS. It sure does suck when your OS upgrade messes up a piece of hardware. Just because 99.9999% of the world doesn't use the cue cat,... more
        • You're probably right. - Erik_, Tue Jul 19 2022 9:33am
          That or I didn't fully read the output of it when I did. Good to know I'm not the only one that goes through spamming those commands. Same goes for apt sometimes as well. Speaking of apt and auto updating stuff. Ubuntu has been pushing "snaps" instead of the old "apt" way of doing things the past... more
          • You're welcome to use some of my system resources - Puckdropper, Mon Jul 25 2022 2:22am
            It's just like visiting my house. Sure, wash your hands in my sink. Don't store your junk in my living room, though. Use my resources but don't abuse them. 6 GB free? You gotta clear your logs, man! That'll free up at least another 10 GB. Sometimes I think we need to stop isolating programmers... more
            • I just cleaned up another 5GB from hidden files - Erik_, Tue Aug 09 2022 10:44am
              From versions of software I don't have installed anymore. There's a few more gigs I could clear up if I cleaned out the ~/.cache dir but I'm not sure if anything will blow up if I do that. I agree about leaving things as you came. This drive is full of trash that's accumulated over the years and... more
              • But it's LINUX! IT DOESN'T NEED PERIODIC REINSTALLS!!!!1oneo - Puckdropper, Wed Aug 10 2022 2:18am
                Wow, 500 MB of Perl stuff just for one package manager. Sometimes I think they just don't ever look at how much they're accumulating. That would be interesting, if you had a spare drive to copy your install to. Just blow out the ~/.cache dir and see what happens. It'd be interesting to see what... more
                • Back in college around 2005... - Erik_, Sun Aug 14 2022 12:35am
                  I had a friend who was a huuuuge Linux fanatic. I was using Slackware at the time and he convinced me to switch over to Debian. It was actually the "apt" package manager he showed me which sold me as with Slackware you had to build everything from source and manually manage your dependencies (aka a... more
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