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The passing of FiftyOneFifty

It is with deep sadness we announce that another of our hosts and friends Donald Grier, known to us as FiftyOneFifty, has passed away.

FiftyOneFifty's frat brother Randy Hall has written an lovely piece. The team at Linuxlugcast are preparing our own tribute if you want to contribute an audio file you can email Honkeymagoo or join the show.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.

hpr1896 :: User Local Software

Eric describes a technique for organizing and working on user-installed source code and binaries

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Hosted by Eric Duhamel on 2015-11-09 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: linux, gnulinux, freesoftware, sourcecode.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (2)

In this recording I describe how I decided where to store software that I downloaded manually, as opposed to software that is installed and organized automatically by GNU/Linux systems.

SPOILER: I settled on ~/local/src/ and ~/local/opt/

Happy Halloween.

This is my first time recording a podcast. I recorded this in an afternoon when no one else was around except the furry kids and the neighbors outside. I've had the idea for this episode for a while, but having never recorded before didn't really know when/where/how to do it until just now.

The perspective of this episode comes from a GNU/Linux user since Sept. 2012, and a little bit of experience from 2002-2004. I'm interested in easy, simple solutions that everyone can use to solve problems or use new things.

Special thanks to Clacke for recommending in his recent episode the free/open-source Android recording application uRecord available from F-Droid. The resulting audio sounds great and uRecord is very easy to use. I recorded several separate paragraphs and concatenated them with Audacity.


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Comment #1 posted on 2015-11-26T03:04:08Z by Eric Duhamel

Other ideas

anakep had another suggestion. "I designed ~/.files.d to organize all my software and files.
all my daemon-sotware, personnal code, backups, auto-backups."

Comment #2 posted on 2016-02-01T16:11:13Z by Boclodoa

I have a directory for this purpose too, the name has changed several times, currently is "code_from_beyond", beyond my repo. It is too long, maybe it will change to codefb or something like that.

I totally agree with the need of some directories which are not touched by the system, but only by the user.

I don't like .files.d very much because it feels too generic for me.

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