Ubuntu 20.04LTS is Pain

Migrated my workstation this weekend from Ubuntu 16.04LTS to 20.04LTS (by way of 18.04LTS), and I don’t like it. A lot can happen in 5 years, and much of the software I’ve come to rely on in my daily flow is no longer around. Stuff that I’ve learned, used, integrated, trust, put all my eggs …

Pile

cd ~ wget somepackage.tar.gz tar -gxf somepackage.tar.gz man tar tar -zxf somepackage.tar.gz cd somepackage-1.23-45 less README less INSTALL ls less INSTALL.DEBIAN ./autogen.sh chmod u+x autogen.sh ./autogen.sh ./configure apt-get install libtool ./configure # grunt make apt-get install lib-dependency1824 make apt-get install lib-dependency692 make # wait 7 minutes apt-get install lib-dependency324 lsb_release -a # google lib-dependency324 on …

Goodbye Evolution

I have a confession. I’ve stopped believing in Evolution. I don’t know how it happened, but it slowly evolved (or devolved) into one shitpile of an email/calendar/groupware application. The latest version packaged with Ubuntu is slower and buggier than ever. It will occasionally crash while using it (some of the controls in the configuration panel …