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Opus 1.2 Enters Beta

Thu, 2017-05-25 06:20

Mutter 3.25.2 Released!

Thu, 2017-05-25 06:18

ISP cache cause apt update failed

Thu, 2017-05-25 04:49

I live in China, few days ago 'sudo apt update' goes error like below logs, after I force apt update via a secure proxy in Japan, apt update success with no errors , and 32 more 'new' updates.

So I guess:
1. my ISP (China Telecom) has cached those files, but has a much lower update frequency.
2. something goes wrong when they cache files from upstream. (cause me to update failed).

some other users said that China Unicom also cache HTTP files. and that may cause problems.
reference link (Chinese):

SO, I think its time to consider using https for Linux udpate?
you may say ISP cache those files is for "good" purpose to save bandwidth etc, but what if they want to do something else? and that has cause problem now.

error logs:
' E: Failed to fetch Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/cn.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial-updates_main_dep11_icons-64x64.tar.gz - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
' confirmed root has correct file permission like other files in same folder.

'root@element:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial# ls -l
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 94 May 24 09:29 cn.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial_universe_dep11_icons-64x64.tar.gz -> /var/lib/apt/lists/cn.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial_universe_dep11_icons-64x64.tar.gz '

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Clearly Adobe can release some form of running Creative Cloud on *nix system and still charge people license for it, why do they drop Linux users?

Thu, 2017-05-25 03:39

Sad when you need terminal + Adobe and the only choice you have is that expensive-af Mac line. I mean, clearly Adobe can release some form of software and still charge people money right? MATLAB, others have been able to do this.

Are we popular enough for Adobe to care, though?

And also I am aware of GIMP and Inkscape, but they are again just GIMP and Inkscape. There are reasons why Photoshop and Illustrator are still go-to for content creators.

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Arcan 0.5.2 Released

Thu, 2017-05-25 00:25

How many distros have you tried out before you found "The One"?

Thu, 2017-05-25 00:21

I use linux for barely 10 months now and for me it was like that: ~2 months on Linux Mint, then ~6 months on Arch, then short periods with Fedora and Solus, and recently I finally settled on openSUSE Tumbleweed, hopefully for good.

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[backups] Looking for a backup solution with file-level granularity and doesn't use 'tapes'.

Wed, 2017-05-24 23:58

I've been tasked with finding a replacement for our existing backup solution that we recommend to users. The solution we currently recommend to them costs about $500 and uses a proprietary container that's grown unstable as time goes on. IE: Every version, it seems that their container comes back corrupt.

  • It MUST have file-level granularity, such as rsync or rsnapshot.
  • We would LIKE it to back up the entire system, including the kernel, etc, so it could be referenced in a disaster and do a complete restore instead of just reinstalling the OS and then restoring database info, etc. This is NOT VITAL, just "it would be nice" kinda thing.
  • It must be able to be ran from the command line. We do not use a GUI with our Linux servers at all.

So far, I've looked at Amanda, Bacula, and Mondo Rescue. Amanda simply tarballs files up, so far as I can tell. Still looking into it. Mondo Rescue doesn't seem to provide an option to schedule the backups, but I've only looked at it askance, so far. Bacula, I've only installed it, so far.

So far, rsync/rsnapshot seem to have the best offerings in that setup requires just SSH keys and a single config file. Hourly snapshots are pretty easy to handle. The only downside being that if a restore needs to happen, we essentially have to install the OS again, restore the data, then relicense the products that require it. The licenses are usually attached to something like the Drive's UUID or the MAC address or some such (depends on the product).

Any other backup solutions out there that may fit the bill? Open source is nice, but I'm definitely not stuck with that attribute.

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VLC update

Wed, 2017-05-24 20:15

Does anyone know if there is an update for subtitles security issue, please? I can't find it in repositories or website. Only for Windows (v2.2.5.1) Thank you.

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What's the best way to use GNU Social if you're not interested in anime/loli porn, and want a community focused on technology, software development, etc. in English

Wed, 2017-05-24 20:06

I recently got into it, and I think GNU Social is an awesome idea. I tried joining but never got a confirmation email, so then I went to Only problem is that it seems to be filled mostly with anime stuff, some porn, annoying and uninteresting bots, and a fuck ton of posts in french and japanese. I only speak english and spanish (with a strong preference for english), and I mostly want to talk about technology-related stuff, programming, news, OSS, linux geekery, etc.

I've yet to find one interesting discussion in English in the ~3 days I've been using it.

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Confusion with UFW

Wed, 2017-05-24 20:00

I recently started using VPN and now try to understand how the hell UFW works. I've set setting to default, (deny incoming, allow outgoing), but doesn't it supposed to block VPN and torrents by default? Why do they still work if I didn't create any specific rules?

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PowerMac G4 - Elementary/Deepin

Wed, 2017-05-24 18:43

Would it be possible to install elementary os or deepin os on a PPC G4?

I read that there are PPC ports for Ubuntu,UbuntuMATE,Mint etc but I want a more clean looking OS. Elementary and deepin os both meet these criteria, but after some research I figured its not just plug and play with both distros.

My question: Is it possible to install any of the two distros, and if so, How?

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