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[SOLVED] gufw being removed by the latest updates

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Re: gufw being removed by the latest updates

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Post by asqwerth » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:16 pm

Keep to default repos, only access the MX Test Repo and Debian Backports temporarily using MX Packageinstaller (to ensure you don't forget to disable after use), and do not add PPA (MX is not Ubuntu) or 3rd party repos or install deb file from external sources (some are for Ubuntu systems or different releases of Debian) without checking on this forum for compatibility first, and these issues are highly unlikely to happen.


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Re: gufw being removed by the latest updates

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Post by TinyCritter » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:20 am

strider wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:50 pm
is this typical of MX - i am still trying to get access to another laptop to try MX and hate to crash the one that is working perfectly using another distro - but am very interested in MX. thanks.
hey strider -- no, this isn't typical at all in my experience. MX is the most stable, well-designed and generally hassle-free linux distro I've ever tried. :) it's just that pretty much any OS is susceptible to becoming gimped if the user does certain things with it; it's probably an error on my part, I'm just not sure exactly what.

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Re: gufw being removed by the latest updates

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Post by strider » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:59 am

ok thanks critter. just wondering. made the jump in other distros and regretted it- mx just fascinates me in a lot of ways....

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Re: gufw being removed by the latest updates

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Post by Stevo » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:37 pm

It has a small chance of happening due to our providing a newer Mesa and ffmpeg in our test repo to support new hardware, but as you can see, aptitude can fix it pretty easily.

We chose to go with the newer hardware support instead of just standing pat and telling people with unsupported hardware to go use Debian testing.

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Re: gufw being removed by the latest updates

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Post by m_pav » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:00 pm

TinyCritter wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:20 am
any OS is susceptible to becoming gimped
I had no idea "gimped" had the connotation of making software tun poorly on a competitors product :eek:
To avoid giving any credit to Photoshop I have corrected people when they say the image has been photoshopped by saying, not, the image was Gimped :noevil:
How could such a great apps name be ruined by useless urban slang.
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Re: gufw being removed by the latest updates

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Post by Stevo » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:12 pm

Well, the Net says the term "gimp" for a disabled person dates back to 1925...

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Re: gufw being removed by the latest updates

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Post by JayM » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:16 pm

"Gimp" is actually an old word. In one sense, dating from the 1600s, it means ornamental material used as trim for dresses and furniture (sometimes spelled "gymp".) In the sense used here it derives from a hobo slang word from the 1920s, referring to someone with a crippled (gimpy) leg. GIMP, the Linux application, is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program, though I suspect they came up with the acronym first then devised a long name to fit it, though I have no idea why they decided to choose gimp unless there was a requirement that the name begin with GNU which would have restricted them to acronyms beginning with a G.
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Re: gufw being removed by the latest updates

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Post by TinyCritter » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:28 am

Stevo wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:42 pm
The third solution returns your system to a normal MX 18.3 state, that's what you want:

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The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

      Install the following packages:                                       
1)      libva-drm2:i386 [2.3.0-2~mx17+1 (mx)]                               
2)      libva-x11-2:i386 [2.3.0-2~mx17+1 (mx)]                              
3)      libva2:i386 [2.3.0-2~mx17+1 (mx)]                                   
4)      libwebpmux3:i386 [0.6.1-2~mx17+1 (mx)]                              
5)      libx265-146:i386 [2.6-3~mx17+1 (mx)]                                

      Downgrade the following packages:                                     
6)      libavcodec57 [7:3.4.2-1~mx17+1 (now) -> 7:3.3.4-1mx17+2 (mx)]       
7)      libavcodec57:i386 [7:3.4.2-1~mx17+1 (now) -> 7:3.3.4-1mx17+2 (mx)]  
8)      libavresample3 [7:3.4.2-1~mx17+1 (now) -> 7:3.3.4-1mx17+2 (mx)]     
9)      libavresample3:i386 [7:3.4.2-1~mx17+1 (now) -> 7:3.3.4-1mx17+2 (mx)]
10)     libavutil55 [7:3.4.2-1~mx17+1 (now) -> 7:3.3.4-1mx17+2 (mx)]        
11)     libavutil55:i386 [7:3.4.2-1~mx17+1 (now) -> 7:3.3.4-1mx17+2 (mx)]   
12)     libswresample2 [7:3.4.2-1~mx17+1 (now) -> 7:3.3.4-1mx17+2 (mx)]     
13)     libswresample2:i386 [7:3.4.2-1~mx17+1 (now) -> 7:3.3.4-1mx17+2 (mx)] 
You have some newer ffmpeg packages from the test repo that have since been superceded by ffmeg 4.1.4, and they can safely be dowgraded. Please edit the title of the first post in this thread to add [SOLVED] if this works as it should.
...wow, I somehow completely missed this post and only this post, which had the actual solution, lol. Thanks for your input, this solved the issue completely it seems; marking this thread as solved

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