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awarded  Curious
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accepted What does it mean to “quiesce” a filesystem?
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comment What does it mean to “quiesce” a filesystem?
So, it's just about making some process be in an atomicly consistent state before and during the backup?
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asked What does it mean to “quiesce” a filesystem?
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asked How to property configure DNS . . . from a conceptual perspective
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awarded  Popular Question
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accepted What is happening when a script encounters an error in one of the commands?
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awarded  Commentator
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comment What is happening when a script encounters an error in one of the commands?
So . . . are you saying that the else branch still successfully executes, thus setting the value of ECHO_ESC?
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comment What is happening when a script encounters an error in one of the commands?
Ah. Debian uses dash now. Thanks for the great answer.
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revised What is happening when a script encounters an error in one of the commands?
fixed tagging
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asked What is happening when a script encounters an error in one of the commands?
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comment Why won't my binary run?
@Gilles I don't understand removing the UPDATE . . . without it, the question reads a bit funny, like "I don't know anything . . . here's the strace" Know what I mean?
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comment Why won't my binary run?
Did you see the update? I think you were right, and there was no error . . . unless it was in a log I didn't know to look in.
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accepted Why won't my binary run?
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revised Why won't my binary run?
added 1080 characters in body
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comment Why won't my binary run?
It's a bitrock installer. I build it from their toolkit. It's supposed to run an interactive installer program. I'll check out strace.
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asked Why won't my binary run?
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revised Gnome 3 “broken” after upgrades, kind of looks like gnome 2 . . .?
clarified the answer
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comment Gnome 3 “broken” after upgrades, kind of looks like gnome 2 . . .?
So, I looked in those logs ;) and I found out that my GLX support was broken in my proprietary NVIDIA driver. I reinstalled the very same version of the driver, and it works. I suppose some dependency of the NVIDIA driver changed, and it needed to be reinstalled; I guess being installed by the binary installer doesn't allow for awareness of shifting dependencies, as would be the case if the thing was installed via the debian package management system.