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Old 03-09-2020, 06:44 AM   #1
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inxi in all editions of 5.1?


A thought that struck me: how about adding inxi to all editions of the upcoming 5.1?

For forum helpers, requesting an inxi output is very useful for troubleshooting. Especially:
Code:
inxi -Fxz
On other fora on which I'm active, it's the first thing I ask for.

Adding inxi would hardly have a noticeable effect on the iso sizes: it's only 174 kB in the repo's, and 778 kB when installed.

Some more information about inxi on my website:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/inxi.html

What do you think?

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Old 03-09-2020, 09:35 AM   #2
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The inxi package is a terrific utility, and as noted especially for trouble shooting or understanding what a user's platform looks like - including unusual or troublesome hardware. It's a simple way to identify things like wifi chip identification - which in my opinion is the #1 new user problem.

Please include inxi, or at least let users know how to get it.
 
Old 03-09-2020, 10:06 AM   #3
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Seems my post was relevant to thread. So deleted.

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Old 03-09-2020, 10:12 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
inxi is present in the official repo's for Bodhi (an Ubuntu repo, to be exact). So in order to install it, this should suffice:
Code:
sudo apt-get install inxi
But my suggestion concerns putting inxi in the iso's of the upcoming Bodhi 5.1 release. So that it'll be part of the default installation.

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Old 03-09-2020, 10:15 AM   #5
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or at least let users know how to get it.
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But my suggestion concerns putting inxi in the iso's of the upcoming Bodhi 5.1 release. So that it'll be part of the default installation.
Alrighty then. Will edit my post. My content will stay since you quoted me.
 
Old 03-09-2020, 04:10 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiezel View Post
A thought that struck me: how about adding inxi to all editions of the upcoming 5.1?

For forum helpers, requesting an inxi output is very useful for troubleshooting. Especially:
Code:
inxi -Fxz
On other fora on which I'm active, it's the first thing I ask for.

Adding inxi would hardly have a noticeable effect on the iso sizes: it's only 174 kB in the repo's, and 778 kB when installed.

Some more information about inxi on my website:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/inxi.html

What do you think?
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The inxi package is a terrific utility, and as noted especially for trouble shooting or understanding what a user's platform looks like - including unusual or troublesome hardware...
Easy enough to add. I have made a note to install it on all ISOs for the final release. Thanks for the idea
 
Old 03-10-2020, 04:44 AM   #7
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Just a comment here on this app. I decided to take a look at the code and sadly at least for me it is a rather long perl script.

I say sadly because Perl falls in the category of a language I don't know that well nor use nor want to learn more about. Perhaps I should want to learn it in better detail as it is an old school unix/linux classic, but I lack the time and interest and it's dominance is slowly being replaced by python. This is not intended to start a 'language war', I am sure perl has many defenders and much one can reasonably say about how great it is. It is just not for me now, I seriously would lack time to learn it in more detail and if I did have time to learn a new language in detail it would be haskell. I do know the basics of haskell just as I know the basics of perl, all in the name of 'cultural literacy'. But neither perl nor haskell is the kind of language I could pick up in a week or two and quickly become a semi expert at. This is where python shines and one of the reasons for its modern day claim to fame. For the record haskell seems much harder to learn than perl would be but certainly less useful for the kind of things I do.

But regardless I am going to examine this app a bit more closely over the next few months and think about ways it could better support Bodhi or steal ideas from it for a small yad based app I found on the internet and am expanding for possible Bodhi usage.

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Old 03-10-2020, 06:46 AM   #8
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Prob best to keep things simple and let people add if they want.
 
  


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