Puckdropper
Maybe you didn't issue the magic commands?
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, doesn't mean you want it to break!

I have to wonder if people will ever understand that when you mess up where things were placed you're destroying their work. Maybe not...

  • 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... more
    • Maybe you didn't issue the magic commands?- Puckdropper, Tue Jul 19 2022 2:56am
      • 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
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