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Phoronix: Mozilla's Project Mortar Wants Pepper API Flash & PDFium In Firefox

Linuxinsight - 1 hour 31 min ago
This week word of Mozilla's "Project Mortar" surfaced, which aims to explore the possibility of bringing the PDFium library and Pepper API based Flash plugin into Firefox. This project is being led by various Mozilla engineers...

[$] Why kernel development still uses email

LWN - 2 hours 7 min ago
In a world full of fancy development tools and sites, the kernel project's dependence on email and mailing lists can seem quaintly dated, if not positively prehistoric. But, as Greg Kroah-Hartman pointed out in a Kernel Recipes talk titled "Patches carved into stone tablets", there are some good reasons for the kernel community's choices. Rather than being a holdover from an older era, email remains the best way to manage a project as large as the kernel.

LXer: Choose the best Desktop’s for FreeBSD

Linuxinsight - 2 hours 55 min ago
As we know, By default the FreeBSD ISO doesn’t comes with graphical user interface and we need to install manually which is suitable for us.

Choose the best Desktop’s for FreeBSD

LXer - 2 hours 55 min ago
As we know, By default the FreeBSD ISO doesn’t comes with graphical user interface and we need to install manually which is suitable for us.

Reddit: What are the things that you would change about Linux?

Linuxinsight - 3 hours 27 min ago

This includes, kernel, userspace, community, ideology, etc...

Would love to hear your ideas.

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Reddit: A script for installing packages without changing their manual flag?

Linuxinsight - 4 hours 23 min ago

I'd love help with this (or to find there's already a way to do this). I want to compile something. I don't want to make all the compile dependencies be marked manually installed, I just want them installed for now. Then, I want to autoremove after the compiling is done. But I don't want everything marked auto, just the packages I didn't already have marked manual.

So, it's this: apt install X Y Z, if any of X Y Z are already installed, do not alter their manual/auto flag, just do nothing, if any are not installed, install them but apt-mark auto so they aren't marked as manually installed.

I can't think of any clean way to do this without writing some complex script (which I'm not experienced with). I don't want to just install and remove because I don't want to lose anything that had been installed already, only the stuff that is newly installed…

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