Re: [DNG] The real reason I like Linux

2020-03-12 Thread onefang
On 2020-03-12 22:59:28, Steve Litt wrote: > Now the guys from FreeDesktop would read this email and wring their > hands: Oh, no, your kludge involves programming, and most people can't > do that. > > Oh really? 12 lines of code and they can't do it (or have a friend help > do it)? FreeDesktop.Org

[DNG] The real reason I like Linux

2020-03-12 Thread Steve Litt
Hi all, A recent discussion here reminded me why I really like Linux. And then a couple hours later I had a need... I have four 8 foot shelving units: Three with seven shelves and one with eight. Over the years, stuff's just been crammed into them, and the situation is busting my productivity

Re: [DNG] Solving simple problems in amazingly complicated ways

2020-03-12 Thread John Morris
On Thu, 2020-03-12 at 21:45 +, Rainer Weikusat via Dng wrote: > - the sole purpose of this text is for the amusement of people who > ever >   had to find a (preferably simple) solution for a complicated problem > - > > Problem I had to deal with since yesterday: Some Debian 10 system (use >

Re: [DNG] What can even possibly go wrong?

2020-03-12 Thread Steve Litt
On Thu, 12 Mar 2020 11:25:01 +0100 Martin Steigerwald wrote: > Hi! > > Just a little rant and feel free to ignore it. > > systemd-homed… I hope none of it is ever implemented to elogind. > > https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd-homed.service.html > >

Re: [DNG] What can even possibly go wrong?

2020-03-12 Thread Dan Purgert
On Mar 12, 2020, Simon Hobson wrote: > Dan Purgert wrote: > > > It's certainly useful in a "campus" environment, where you're quite > > likely at a different computer all the time (i.e. grabbing whatever is > > free in the computer lab to print your final paper). > > Isn't the answer there to

[DNG] Solving simple problems in amazingly complicated ways

2020-03-12 Thread Rainer Weikusat via Dng
- the sole purpose of this text is for the amusement of people who ever had to find a (preferably simple) solution for a complicated problem - Problem I had to deal with since yesterday: Some Debian 10 system (use of systemd mandated) installation I've created was to be captured by a certain

Re: [DNG] What can even possibly go wrong?

2020-03-12 Thread John Morris
On Thu, 2020-03-12 at 20:21 +, Simon Hobson wrote: > Dan Purgert wrote: > > > It's certainly useful in a "campus" environment, where you're quite > > likely at a different computer all the time (i.e. grabbing whatever > > is > > free in the computer lab to print your final paper). > > Isn't

Re: [DNG] What can even possibly go wrong?

2020-03-12 Thread John Morris
On Thu, 2020-03-12 at 11:14 +, Rowland penny via Dng wrote: > > Here we go again, reinventing the wheel ;-) > > Windows has something similar, they call it roaming profiles and that  > has its problems. It isn't exactly reinventing the wheel, it is more like porting the wheel. The fact

Re: [DNG] What can even possibly go wrong?

2020-03-12 Thread Simon Hobson
Dan Purgert wrote: > It's certainly useful in a "campus" environment, where you're quite > likely at a different computer all the time (i.e. grabbing whatever is > free in the computer lab to print your final paper). Isn't the answer there to mount your home dir off it's server on whatever

Re: [DNG] What can even possibly go wrong?

2020-03-12 Thread spiralofhope
On Thu, 12 Mar 2020 11:25:01 +0100 Martin Steigerwald wrote: > To use the own home directory on different laptops? This is a first-world problem if I've ever heard one, and a sad waste of manpower when there are other programming problems. ___ Dng

Re: [DNG] What can even possibly go wrong?

2020-03-12 Thread Dan Purgert
On Mar 12, 2020, Rowland penny via Dng wrote: > Windows has something similar, they call it roaming profiles and that has > its problems. It's certainly useful in a "campus" environment, where you're quite likely at a different computer all the time (i.e. grabbing whatever is free in the computer

Re: [DNG] What can even possibly go wrong?

2020-03-12 Thread Rowland penny via Dng
On 12/03/2020 10:25, Martin Steigerwald wrote: Hi! Just a little rant and feel free to ignore it. systemd-homed… I hope none of it is ever implemented to elogind. https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd-homed.service.html https://systemd.io/USER_RECORD/ (just count the

Re: [DNG] What can even possibly go wrong?

2020-03-12 Thread Didier Kryn
Le 12/03/2020 à 11:25, Martin Steigerwald a écrit : Hi! Just a little rant and feel free to ignore it. systemd-homed… I hope none of it is ever implemented to elogind. https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd-homed.service.html https://systemd.io/USER_RECORD/ (just count the

[DNG] What can even possibly go wrong?

2020-03-12 Thread Martin Steigerwald
Hi! Just a little rant and feel free to ignore it. systemd-homed… I hope none of it is ever implemented to elogind. https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd-homed.service.html https://systemd.io/USER_RECORD/ (just count the lines of that one… its utterly complex stuff)