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Jan
26
comment run all command inside script with typing the password one time
It's bad form to have a script request superuser powers (with sudo) during execution if multiple commands will need it. Do all the commands need to be run as superuser?
Jan
24
comment I can't use print button
Can you be more specific with what you're asking? For example, which 'print' button are you talking about?
Jan
20
comment Is there a free MySQL manager with a visual query builder for Ubuntu?
Does this support MySQL though Rinzwind?
Jan
20
comment Problems with Keyring login
It might be a good idea to mention that the keyring password is USUALLY the password that's set on your user account, whether you use the password to login or not.
Jan
20
comment What does this mean & what impact does it have: Failed to download repository information
This has already been explained in other questions and answers.
Jan
18
comment Will LTS releases continue to have old binaries and libraries after its end of life?
@user237342 As much as it can, I believe, but if PHP upstream EOLs 5.3 they won't prepare patches for 5.3 so there may not be any actual fixes of issues in PHP 5.3 unless the server team reverse-engineers the patch, and there's a lot more higher-importance things than PHP on their list I bet.
Jan
18
comment Will LTS releases continue to have old binaries and libraries after its end of life?
@user237342 Then you missed a key part in my answer: "As long as 12.04 is not End of Life, it'll have PHP 5.3." Due to the nature of how Ubuntu and Debian both work, the version in the LTS of Ubuntu will be that version until the EOL of that Ubuntu release. 5.3.x will be in 12.04 until 12.04 dies. Having said this, I'd start updating your PHP web apps for 5.4.x compatibility. Because once 12.04 EOLs you're screwed.
Jan
18
comment Will LTS releases continue to have old binaries and libraries after its end of life?
@Braiam That comment on 6 months is completely false. 12.04 is an LTS with 5 years of support from release date. April 2017 is the EOL for 12.04. Read up on the EOL dates. This is a nice graphical depiction of the support time periods for the releases.
Jan
18
comment Will LTS releases continue to have old binaries and libraries after its end of life?
@user237342 That's outside the scope of the question. If you need PHP 5.3 you will have to find a continually-maintained PPA to use that has PHP 5.3 AFTER 12.04 EOLs. But you've got a while before you have to worry about 12.04 EOL-ing. That's what my answer states, and that is the answer for basically ANY software that this question comes up in. You will have to manually compile and install PHP 5.3 and its plugins yourself if you want to have PHP 5.3 after 12.04 EOLs.
Jan
18
comment Can I purge configuration files after I've removed the package?
Given that 12.04 is for the most part EOL now, I'd be surprised to see a still-used 12.04 system outside of outdated servers.
Jan
18
comment Can I purge configuration files after I've removed the package?
This site is only for Ubuntu. Not other variants of Linux. In Ubuntu, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, and even 10.04, the only supported old old release still, this works as intended, so there's no real need to mention "older versions".
Jan
18
comment Help! My server has been hacked - .IptabLes and .IptabLex in /boot
6.06 is WAY past end of life. We can't help you with it, because of the policies of what is on topic on this site. I suggest you nuke your boot data, and get any critical data off after checking to make sure it isn't going to infect your systems again, then upgrade to a supported release that still gets security support.
Jan
18
comment What do these google chrome crash reports mean?
@rcrobot Any time there's a crash you need to contact the developers of that software. As Google Chrome is not open source, we can't help you, and any instances of crashes need to be sent to Google. There's nothing we can really do to help you though.
Jan
18
comment Can I purge configuration files after I've removed the package?
In 12.04 and later, the commands work as expected, so I'm not sure why this comment is here. I should also point out that if there are issues with tab-completion then you should report that as a bug rather than state that as a comment.
Jan
14
comment Decompile source .deb package to post it on launchpad
How did you download the package? A .deb is the compiled binary package. A source package has no .deb files.
Jan
14
comment “sudoing” strategy for python script on ubuntu
It is technically a very big risk to allow a script to call sudo to gain superuser abilities every time from inside the script. If the script needs to execute something as sudo, the script should be run as sudo instead, and have checks to make sure that the script is running as the superuser (with sudo) rather than execute the command inside the script using sudo or similar. (sudo and variants are interchangeable here)
Jan
14
comment Decompile source .deb package to post it on launchpad
That's insufficient, your question is vague, even what's in the title. Answer me this, what EXACTLY are you trying to accomplish? And why?
Jan
14
comment Decompile source .deb package to post it on launchpad
What exactly are you asking? This question seems to be very very vague. You can also automate the installation of packages without having every package in a PPA, have you looked into that?
Jan
11
comment “The ./boot/grub/efi.img file failed the MD5 checksum verification.”
Where is the ./goot/ coming from? Or did you mean ./boot/?
Jan
11
comment How to Upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10?
@maniteja you're asking how to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10. That thread is kinda explaining how to upgrade... so I'm kinda curious why that doesn't answer your question.