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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] upgrade Messup debian7 to debian9

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:36:33 -0700

On Sunday 18 March 2018 07:50:18 Frank Lienhard wrote:
> > Your own predicament sounds worse than mine, so I won't criticize your
> > choices about admin privileges being shared by more than one person. Not
> > an ideal situation,
> I know. But timewise it made not much difference in this situation, and
> it in fact the only computer I shared the admin rights. And yes ideal
> wnt down the tubes in this case, the moment I broke my leg...
> > I was trying to help you avoid a total system reinstallation, but
> > sometimes that's the only way.
> I guess so. At least time wise in this situation.
> The original idea was to keep it simple for my (old) mum and give her
> KD3 "forever". Sadly in the early time, that didn't worked out with
> trinity (not to be understood as a complain, it was just not ready at
> that moment).
> > As I point out in my "quick & dirty" method, I avoid these problems by
> > saving the packages to an external drive, then use dpkg to install them
> > when necessary.
> In the beginning of KDE4 I thought I might use trinity myself, but went
> more "spartan" some time ago by using fluxbox. And since I learned, that
> this "special" user tends to forget things anyway, I use anydesk now to
> solve problems, which are the same anyway and are NOT depending on which
> DE is used, so maybe I just use software from the official repros to
> avoid trouble like this.
There is another member here who was preaching the virtues of the Knoppix OS 
to me; which I had tried about ten years ago, but found that it didn't suit 
me. However, he didn't want to give up that I ought to try it. And I probably 
will check it out, because I do like to try new things. Another person here 
wants me to try Slax, and I am sure that I will try that, as well. And now I 
find myself wanting to help you keep running TDE, because I do really like 
the old KDE3 desktop, and hate pretty much all the newer ones (though I do 
keep trying them out). 

The one motif that is constant in all this is that we each get into our own 
comfortable routines and habits, and because they work for us, we feel that 
they are the best, or even the only right ways, of doing things. 

If I can be of help, please let me know. I was thinking, I could upload my 
working TDE-Trinity packages to a Dropbox account, and you could download 
them directly from there, and use my quick & dirty method; but even then, you 
might have other programs and dependencies which would cause this not to 


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