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Jul
9
revised Is there a way to prevent emerge --sync from deleting files from the portage tree?
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Jul
9
comment Is there a way to prevent emerge --sync from deleting files from the portage tree?
You dont' want rsync to do anything, you want portage, emerge in this case, to act differently. After all, you are running emerge --sync and not rsync, are you. I added more details to my answer to clarify the context.
Jul
9
revised Is there a way to prevent emerge --sync from deleting files from the portage tree?
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Jul
8
comment Is there a way to prevent emerge --sync from deleting files from the portage tree?
You want more ebuilds in your portage tree than there ordinarily would be. That means you ADD something to the "normal" portage tree. It doesn't matter when or how the files were created
Jul
8
answered Is there a way to prevent emerge --sync from deleting files from the portage tree?
Jul
8
comment Installing Debian without a DE
From what you write, you should simply install Debian with everything it comes, install openbox, make it your default session. An work on your mysterious "problems with DE dependencies and others".
Jul
4
comment How do I set the PATH or other environment variables so that X apps can access it?
According to Xession(5): /etc/X11/Xsession.d/40x11-common_xsessionrc Source global environment variables. This script will source anything in $HOME/.xsessionrc if the file is present. This allows the user to set global environment variables for their X session, such as locale information.
Jun
30
revised How do I set the PATH or other environment variables so that X apps can access it?
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Jun
30
answered How do I set the PATH or other environment variables so that X apps can access it?
Jun
25
comment Is the Unix Power Tools book still relevant today?
All the concepts and especially the POSIX stuff is still there. I suppose a Unix book that outdates as much that you wouldn't want to read/have anymore wasn't even worth buying when its brand new.
Jun
25
comment GNU screen startup is really slow
@slm: then you should chmod 777 /var/run/screen. After all, it's no big deal to change permissions to something else than the rpm provides. :-) (with which I agree, by the way)
Jun
23
comment Why using more threads makes it slower than using less threads
Great example, +1. Bakuriu, its an example that illustrates the problem of a limited shared resource. It's explaining the problem, not how to find the optimal number of threads.
Jun
22
comment How to deal with a package “not upgraded” using aptitude?
Use apt-get dist-upgrade is an immediate, yet radical solution to your problem. I actually post to quote: "In case of doubt, please use the apt-get and apt-cache commands over the aptitude command." [debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/…
Jun
18
comment Customised vimrc for subfolders and projects
exrc works perfectly. I will check out localrc for more refined use cases.
Jun
18
awarded  Scholar
Jun
18
accepted Customised vimrc for subfolders and projects
Jun
18
asked Customised vimrc for subfolders and projects
Jun
11
comment How to force the fan to always spin?
Have done your configuration correctly? Hve you run sensors-detect yet?
Jun
6
awarded  Yearling
May
30
answered Moving /etc to separate partition