Re: dependency hell OR it should not be this hard

2019-08-11 Thread Shlomo Solomon
Thanks for your VERY detailed reply. Some of it was "over my head", but relevant and true - although I personally like and use KDE despite it being quite bloated for many years now. As an aside - I got rid of KMail, Akonadi and all their "friends" years ago. It's hard to believe that an email

Re: OT: Non-Israeli domain name registration.

2019-08-11 Thread vordoo
Thanks for your input! I do not really care for Hebrew or NIS payments, but do for the service & bottom line. As long as the service is good (English and/or Hebrew, via email, web-ticket, phone or fax :-) I could care less. Most impotent is avoiding

Re: OT: Non-Israeli domain name registration.

2019-08-11 Thread אורי
There is less competition and less money in the .il market (in total, not per domain) therefore prices are higher and service quality is lower. I think there are hundreds of .com etc. registrars and only about 10 .il registrars. If you need the .il I'm currently using www.box.co.il, if not I would

Re: dependency hell OR it should not be this hard

2019-08-11 Thread Ari Becker
No, it doesn't have to be that hard. Plugging NixOS: https://nixos.org/nixos/about.html which solves this issue by making safe rollbacks as easy as rebooting and choosing the previous immutable system configuration. On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 9:06 AM Shlomo Solomon wrote: > Let me start by saying

Re: dependency hell OR it should not be this hard

2019-08-11 Thread Shlomo Solomon
Thanks. I'm not familair with nixos and I certainly don't want to start a discussion of which distro is better, but I will comment: 1 - IF this works as stated on the nixos site, I hope it will spread to other distros 2 - changing distros because of a problem like I had is really overkill 3 - I

Re: dependency hell OR it should not be this hard

2019-08-11 Thread Tzafrir Cohen
On 11/08/2019 4:42, Ari Becker wrote: > No, it doesn't have to be that hard. Plugging NixOS: > https://nixos.org/nixos/about.html which solves this issue by making > safe rollbacks as easy as rebooting and choosing the previous immutable > system configuration. Nixos and the similar Guix indeed

dependency hell OR it should not be this hard

2019-08-11 Thread Shlomo Solomon
Let me start by saying that I'm not looking for a solution - I solved my problem. I'm just angry and letting off some steam. I've been using Linux for over 20 years. I'm pretty sure a novice would have just quit and either deleted the whole mess or gone back to Windows. Fixing broken

Re: dependency hell OR it should not be this hard

2019-08-11 Thread Shachar Shemesh
On 11/08/2019 9:05, Shlomo Solomon wrote: Let me start by saying that I'm not looking for a solution - I solved my problem. I'm just angry and letting off some steam. I'll do my best to defend. binations of commands such as: sudo apt-get

Re: dependency hell OR it should not be this hard

2019-08-11 Thread Steve Litt
On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 09:05:24 +0300 Shlomo Solomon wrote: > Let me start by saying that I'm not looking for a solution - I solved > my problem. I'm just angry and letting off some steam. [snip successful attempts using a ~10 step apt/dpkg witch's brew] I feel your pain. Probably we all do.