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I'm pretty much your basic "Look, shiny!" type of person. I get really involved to the point of obsession in whatever is tickling my fancy at the moment.


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answered Is the pdftotext command line tool for mac?
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comment Installing software on an old Ubuntu version that's no longer supported (2009 Jaunty)
Happy to help! Please accept the answer if you feel it is complete.
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comment Installing software on an old Ubuntu version that's no longer supported (2009 Jaunty)
No need to reboot - just run sudo apt-get update after changing the file.
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revised Installing software on an old Ubuntu version that's no longer supported (2009 Jaunty)
Complete example for updating.; deleted 2 characters in body
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comment Installing software on an old Ubuntu version that's no longer supported (2009 Jaunty)
Sure, here's a link to an original file. Yours probably looks something like the one here: ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-997890.html. I'll update the post with a more detailed example.
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revised Installing software on an old Ubuntu version that's no longer supported (2009 Jaunty)
More details on sources
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answered Installing software on an old Ubuntu version that's no longer supported (2009 Jaunty)
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comment On Ubuntu: I deleted /usr/bin/python2.7 - please help
@Sven Marnach You're exactly right. On Ubuntu 11.04: $ dpkg -S /usr/bin/python2.7 python2.7-minimal: /usr/bin/python2.7 @user475119 If you try aptitude install python2.7-minimal, does it work?
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comment Understanding top output in Linux
That would depend on what top considers IO and thus what it puts into %us versus %wa. At a guess without doing more digging I would say thrashing between different levels of memory (i.e. L1, L2, etc.) would go under %us while thrashing that involved calls to disk/secondary storage while the processor was forced to wait (as opposed to being able to do other things if it's multithreaded) would go under %wa. But for that level of detail you need to check the source or other detailed documentation.
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answered Understanding top output in Linux
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