'if the app you mention is outdated, a package request could be useful here"
That would be nice. If it worked. So far, every package update or inclusion request because its just not there, has been ignored, and in one case the requesting post was deleted and I was chastised by PM for making the request. So it is in fact a bit of a sore topic to me. The net result is that this machine is the only one with a remaining pclos install out of 3 originally. I don't like the *buntu framework, particularly trying to do networking in hosts file style.
But, everything I can't do on this box, Just Works(TM) on the *buntu's once I figure out how *buntu does it.
List of can't do's:
1. ssh -Y fails, any moving image fails to open its display window. Stills are fine.
2. can't install 11quartus software for fpga work, libxml2.so is broken, no gzdirect call.
3. Ditto for the Spartus fpga stuff but do not now recall the errant package that breaks that install, before it has done more than unpack the selk-unpacking archive.
4. Heekscad/heekscnc will not build. Windows version runs ok under wine.
5. Mailfilter won't build, see this thread.
The list might be even longer, but this would appear to be beating a dead horse.
Yes, its stable, I have a 28 day uptime right now, in spite of the kde install being as bleeding edge as can be, but that stability appears to be obtained by restrictions on what is allowed to be done.
Thanks T6, & Cheers, Gene