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comment How to get the MD5 hash of a string directly in the terminal?
Giving both @messier and @enzotib a vote; both fall in my prized "elegant simplicity" category. I'd be apt to use the <<<" pipe in a script; echo string wins for the commandline. Well done.
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comment command-t vim “Could not load C extension”
Did you get it working, Pete? Just wandered thru this field myself -- you're probably missing the ruby-dev package on your system. Shout if you're still stuck; I'll walk you thru it.
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comment What is Ubuntu's Definition of a “Registered Application”?
Peter: Yes, I think you hit the nail... and on reflection correcting my thinking is the answer. I'm using the system on a laptop -- a laptop only I use, login to, etc. And of course, UNIX is a multi-user OS, and defines program installation as such. The icon thing is trivial and I believe a quirk. I found a separate icon file in my sublime-text postinst checks as you suggested, so I can now point the alternate install (within my $HOME) to a specific file rather than let it 'auto-magically' seek from the executable. I'm marking this closed/solved as I believe I have what I need now.
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comment What is Ubuntu's Definition of a “Registered Application”?
@DoR: my sublime*.desktop is under /.local/share/applications. The most notable place I can remember the "registered app" message was when trying to wedge a compiled-from-source version of vim into the update-alternatives list so it would come up instead of the 'default' install. Helpful? Guess what I'm looking for is the mechanism that provides Ubuntu with knowledge of where to find (for example) the correct icon for app A -- as it does with *.desktop files under /usr/share/applications/.
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comment How to install Gloobus Preview in Natty?
Sorry for the above mess -- my mind knows markdown; my fingers are having trouble follow suit. For clarity amongst the above garble: A fix has been committed last night. See above. You can now remove (aptitude purge libpopler7) the "old" libpoppler7 installed as the above hack; no longer required. ammonkey updated gloobus for libpoppler14, which is installed by default on natty. Best, /tom
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revised How to install Gloobus Preview in Natty?
A fix has just been committed for above error.
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comment Clutterflow not working on Nautilus Elementary
1. install libpoppler7 if not already installed; it won't muck up your existing libpopper12? install. 2. aptitude purge gloobus-preview 3. reinstall aptitude install gloobus-preview 4. let it fail; when it does, note the last line that refs where the failed file is located /var/lib/something/or/another 5. Open the failed *postinstall file in vi and comment out the section that refs libpixbuf or pixbuf (sorry, doing this from memory). It the only section "open". Comment it all out. 6. run aptitude install -f 7. it should install without incident Might help your clutter ;-)
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comment Clutterflow not working on Nautilus Elementary
Opps. Sorry, hit <enter> by mistook...