August 27, 2008

Portrait of Frustration in Eighteen Commands: An Abbreviated History

Filed under: OCaml — Chris @ 4:28 pm
  354  ./configure --prefix=/home/chris/tools/builds/why
  359  godi_console perform -build godi-lablgtk2
  370  sudo apt-get install libgl-dev
  371  sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev
  372  godi_console perform -build godi-lablgtk2
  380  sudo apt-get install libglu1-mesa-dev
  381  godi_console perform -build godi-lablgtk2
  384  sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev
  385  godi_console perform -build godi-lablgtk2
  391  sudo apt-get install tcl-dev
  392  godi_console perform -build godi-lablgtk2
  394  sudo apt-get install tk-dev
  395  godi_console perform -build godi-lablgtk2
  398  sudo apt-get install libgtkgl2.0-dev
  403  godi_console perform -build godi-lablgtk2
  404  ./configure --prefix=/home/chris/tools/builds/why
  408  make
  409  make install

Finding the Trash in GNOME

Filed under: Linux, Tech — Chris @ 12:56 pm
GNOME Disk Usage Analyzer

GNOME Disk Usage Analyzer

I somehow moved a file owned by root into the Trash, then I couldn’t make it go away: “Empty Trash” failed with permission problems. Thanks to the Ubuntu Geek blog—and especially commenter Ayenack—I found the secret location of the trash:


The files in this folder can be chmod‘d and rm‘d just like any others (e.g.,

rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/*

is observationally equivalent to “Empty Trash”).

NOTE: The (otherwise very cool) GNOME Disk Usage Analyzer (aka Baobab) moves files to ~/.Trash—which is not the Trash—on “Move to Trash.” This is annoying.

[UPDATE 9/8/2008] If you do gksudo nautilus and delete files, then click on the trash icon in Nautilus it says, “The folder contents could not be displayed…” and “Empty Trash” is grayed out. But the files are in /root/.local/share/Trash, as you might expect. Just do

sudo rm -rf /root/.local/share/Trash/*

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