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Apr
30
comment how to upgrade system's emacs on Ubuntu 12.10
Sure, that is true in the very narrow sense, but emacs24 clearly is present. His whole question-and-self-answer is a little weak in general.
Apr
29
comment how to upgrade system's emacs on Ubuntu 12.10
That is not how the site works. This answer is not appropriate and misleading. Moreover, it is a little odd that you seem to refuse to upvote my answer.
Apr
29
comment how to upgrade system's emacs on Ubuntu 12.10
Well ... see my answer, and comments. I think at this point you should just delete this own-answer attempt.
Apr
29
comment how to upgrade system's emacs on Ubuntu 12.10
Well, first off the OP asked for emacs 24, not snapshot. Second, emacs 24 is already in his Ubuntu release.
Apr
29
comment how to upgrade system's emacs on Ubuntu 12.10
For this task, you may have confused dpkg with something like apt-cache search emacs. Try that.
Apr
29
comment how to upgrade system's emacs on Ubuntu 12.10
No, just sudo apt-get install emacs24. What I did was just for display. You can of course also use aptitude, or the Ubuntu Software Center, or whatever other interface to the package system you use.
Mar
17
comment Running a program on remote computer from a network share
Seriously, this is a hard problem which has been solved pretty well by ssh authentication. I'd use that solution.
Feb
5
comment How do I start in bash when ssh'ing into my server?
Look, I've been a Debian developer/maintainer since 1995 too. We used to have bash as a default, we switched to simpler shells for a variety of reason. I have been using /bin/bash as my shell all those years on all machines. You need a more concrete argument.
Feb
5
comment How do I start in bash when ssh'ing into my server?
Nonsense. Running Linux since '94 here. Never busted /etc/passwd.
Feb
5
comment How do I start in bash when ssh'ing into my server?
Yo, what's up with the drive-by downvote? Eg Ubuntu does default to /bin/sh being /bin/dash. And for what it is worth the other two answers are identical and achive the same end by different means. Whatever.
Aug
6
comment What are the differences between installing Python via apt-get and compiling, installing from source?
OTOH there are often "fill-in" repositories for when you need the newest of a particular application. Ubuntu does that well with PPAs off launchpad.
Dec
29
comment ssh connecting timeouts from a to b, but works from a to c, and c to b
Nope, now I got a timeout without touching sshfs. And while I can't get from A to B right now, I can do A->C->B and then connect back from B to A. Weird.
Dec
29
comment ssh connecting timeouts from a to b, but works from a to c, and c to b
The weird thing this that it seems fine for as long as I don't touch sshfs.
Dec
29
comment ssh connecting timeouts from a to b, but works from a to c, and c to b
traceroute doesn't quite make it all the way, whether I add the -p/-P args or not (which is how I ran it). It also does not work back from B to A -- so there could be a firewall issue at B's end. And that is with the ssh session is up/remained up for the last 12+ hours.
Dec
28
comment ssh connecting timeouts from a to b, but works from a to c, and c to b
No, and "eventually" this resolves after maybe 20 or so minutes. But I do not recall adding a configuration on either side that would enforce this behaviour.
Dec
28
comment ssh connecting timeouts from a to b, but works from a to c, and c to b
I am more concerned about the former. It just sits there at about line 4 under ssh -v and nothing happens. Whereas I can go the alternate route. The odd thing is that the timeout seems to affect all possibly clients on my home network. Yet I had the same NAT setup for many years.
Nov
26
comment Linux date command is 4 minutes slow
Beg to differ. His delta is four minutes so he obviously needs an adjustment and basic ntpclient and ntpdate are fine for that. Besides I did mention ntp to him so aren't we splitting microscopic hairs here?
Nov
26
comment Linux date command is 4 minutes slow
David, noted but it's my home system and I've been doing it that way for well over a decade. Really no meed for an ntpd instance here.
Nov
25
comment Linux date command is 4 minutes slow
I don't know, you have to check your package docs, or inquire with someone who knows RH/FC/CentOs better. Sometimes installing a package prepares everything yet you may to turn a toggle in a file such as /etc/default/ntpdate.
May
11
comment problem with RODBC installation in Ubuntu
FWIW the r-cran-binary is actually built against the other ODBC library in Debian / Ubuntu: unixodbc-dev.