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name a better duo 

this and that

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This seems especially apparent when trying to fix these dependency issues without uninstalling. Some dependencies have to be updated before others. Hypothetically this could be fixed at the package manager level. Afaik however there are no source-install via official repos, and package managers shouldn't have to know the details of a package to install by source. That's literally handled by the scripts of the package itself

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To be fair this is probably entirely because I'm trying to use it through the AUR. Ocaml does seem to have its own package manager, and that probably works fine. So considering, this is likely specific to *AUR* Ocaml packages, where maintainers aren't necessarily working in tandem.

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When your recommended upgrade path is to uninstall the package and all dependencies and reinstall, your fundamental architecture is broken.

This isn't just with major updates or breaking changes. This seems to happen with every dependency BUGFIX update.

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Now there are ocaml packages with exact version dependencies between AUR and official repos so it won't even let my system update wonderful

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Important ASA (Admins Service Announcement) for Mastodon and generally PostgreSQL admins: Due to some changes in glibc some distribution upgrades will cause PostgreSQL text indexes to become corrupted, potentially leading to unique indexes not being correctly enforced and inconsistent application data.


People often ask me why I'm so critical of white America.

The question that needs to be ask is why aren't we all critical of white America.

Their hate, intolerance and refusal to be reasonable has resulted in an incalculable loss of life, talent and keeps a country of virtually unlimited resources in a states of cycling economic crisis.

Public officials do this because they are allowed and encouraged to do this.

But yeah, let's keep pretending we don't know what the problem is.

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covid-19 pandemic • symptoms • advice 

It seems like a lot of people are uncertain about what symptoms coronavirus actually has, so I thought I'd share this info I found from the WHO/CDC. Especially because it's not like all the other illnesses are on vacation, and it's best not to panic if you happen to get sick.

Firstly, if you're sneezing and have a blocked nose, you do not have coronavirus. You have a cold.

Secondly, if you have a headache, fatigue, and muscular aches, it's more likely that you have flu. These are common symptoms of influenza but only sometimes present in coronavirus infections.

The symptom to watch for is shortness of breath. Only coronavirus causes this. It's a respiratory infection which can cause pneumonia. This is what makes it dangerous, so watch out for it.

Advice is to seek medical help if you have difficulty breathing or have an uncontrollably high fever.

Otherwise, stay home, keep hydrated, and get plenty of rest.

How to recognize colds vs flu vs coronavirus 

a visual aid from the #WHO on how to recognize #coronavirus #COVID19 symptoms versus symptoms from a cold or the flu

Improve your mastodon experience with this one weird trick 


The entire domain

"I use Linux as my operating system," I stated proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. He swiveled around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision. "Actually," he said with a grin, "Linux is just the kernel. You use GNU+Linux!" I don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk: "I use Abyss, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. It's Linux, but not GNU+Linux."

The smile quickly drops from the man's face. His body began convulsing, he foamed at the mouth, and he dropped to the floor with a sickly thud. As he writhed around he screamed, "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!" In a cool fashion, I replied "Abyss uses the LLVM compiler suite, GCC uninvolved."

With a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life was ejected from his body. He lied on the floor, cold and limp. I've womansplained him to death.

Latest blog from #OpenInsulin

from their :birdsite: , live event will be Friday Feb 28, 2020

"On Friday, Open Insulin will go live on Youtube to present our new blog on insulin production cost. With a small scale production system no bigger than a dining table, 13,000 people with diabetes could be served and get insulin at $6/vial! "

Someone doing a Mass Effect charity marathon for the Wet'suwet'en resistance to the Canadian government


The nazi doth protest too much, methinks. Also, NICE SEALIONING BRO.

I often find, on these here Masto-places, that a good measure of a person's worth is how they respond to seeing @GinnyMcQueen 's name pop up.

(Also this person was from fosstodon which I hadn't realised was A Bad Place. I wasn't following them, but have blocked the instance now regardless because I have vague recollections of seeing other dubious content from that instance.)

Anyway, yeah, Punch Nazis Always.

It's been three years since Mouth Moods. Never forget

this podcast fucking sucks. what even is this show. “conference call?” i’m turning it off

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Oh, not to mention half of the dependencies are now unmaintained on the AUR. Very cool

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