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Old 05-13-2009, 07:47 AM   #631
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Hehe, I couldn't help but think of that damn MS Word paper-clip when I read that.
Perhaps we could have a cute looking animated spanner that pops up and goes...
"It looks like you're trying to install a kernel..."

Old 05-13-2009, 07:54 AM   #632
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Sure! Whatever might be better.
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I want to have a good Bulgarian localization!
Old 05-13-2009, 09:43 AM   #634
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Originally Posted by AGer
Afterthought. For boot I would like mkinitrd, kernel, and slackpkg packages to be a bit smarter so that when slackpkg upgrades the kernel it could prompt "it looks like you are using generic kernel with initrd created with "mkinitrd ...". Should I recreate initrd and run LILO now?"
Hand holding? Not with my Slackware. I think that is one of the reasons loads of people use Slackware; 'KISS'!
Personally, I would like some handholding with this (and already said so in #402). I tend to leave my big updates to late at night when I can be confident of a reliable internet connection. By the time I have completed the download, updated my configuration scripts, changed boot run level so that I can recompile graphics driver and modem driver to suit the new kernel, it has become easy to make a slip in updating mkinitrd or forget to run lilo. I have had lots of practice at recovering from an unbootable partition after a kernel upgrade! I definitely do not want a paperclip aspiring to be intelligent, but a simple text prompt based on the contents of lilo.conf would seem possible. (I do not use GRUB obviously!)
Old 06-18-2009, 01:03 PM   #635
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Originally Posted by rg3 View Post
Yesterday I hit a minor problem that would best be solved by the distribution itself. The command "git add -p", which allows you to pick specific file differences to be included in the next commit, requires the Error CPAN module. There could be an official package for it because it's a bit of a pain in the ass to install it and maintain it if you are not used to Perl and CPAN (I'm not).
Can you see if this is still an issue in -current now? I think the recent changes to subversion should fix this, but I'm not certain. (yes, I've had this thread noted in my TODO for a while now) :-)
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Thank you very much. I think it's solved. I'm not very confident about it because I installed the module several months ago and I don't remember what I touched, but I had it installed in $HOME/perl and had a PERL5LIB environment variable pointing there. So I removed $HOME/perl, $HOME/.cpan and unset the environment variable, and it still seems to be working in a minimal test I have performed.
Old 06-18-2009, 02:33 PM   #637
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Okay, good deal. Let me know if it shows up again.
Old 06-19-2009, 10:12 AM   #638
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Lightbulb Left handed mouse pointers


I dont know if its just me, but I'm left handed and would love to see left-handed mouse pointers.

I love the transparent mouse pointer of GSB 2.26. Its really cool. Would be even more cool if it was for left-handed people.

Hope it gets done in a new release.
Old 06-19-2009, 11:42 AM   #639
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I've not heard of left handed mouse cursors before but I found this KDE theme.
Old 06-19-2009, 11:51 AM   #640
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Free beer.
Old 06-19-2009, 11:55 AM   #641
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A copy of the Subgenius movie Arise! I would really like a bundled Slackware/Arise DVD set. That would be really awesome!
Old 06-19-2009, 03:09 PM   #642
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Free beer.
And crisps!
Old 06-20-2009, 12:54 PM   #643
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Pls. throw in a few dancing girls for these guys!
Old 06-20-2009, 01:09 PM   #644
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Dancing girls? Yes, please.
Old 06-20-2009, 01:23 PM   #645
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Dancing girls?! Yes, please....and wearing little tux outfits;-)


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