Re: [As-users] panic driven by helplessness

Nathan 'Vaevictus' Mahon (as_ml@vaevictus.net)
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 09:58:20 -0400


Just for the record, 2.2.4 did affect kde a bit. :)
2.2.4 and only 2.2.4.


n8

ed wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 04:31:21PM -0400, Alan Grimes wrote:
>   
>> Now that I've had a few hours to calm down after being faced with
>> something I don't know how to fix I really must re-affirm a number of
>> the things I had written in my panic.
>>     
>
> Thats good. When you're in a state of mental incapacity its useful to
> remember RULE:
>
> 1) is this behaviour RATIONAL
> 2) is this USEFUL to me
> 3) is this LOGICAL
> 4) and finally, is there any EVIDENCE.
>
> Most counsellor's will advise doing this when you feel yourself slipping
> away.
>
>   
>> I mean, I don't know how to fix my KDE3 colors. It's a fairly deeply
>> buried config in one of the more than 140 hidden directories in my home
>> folde (I did delete my .qt directory...)
>>     
>
> Have you thought perhaps that KDE is a separate entity to AfterStep?
> They do different jobs.
>
>   
>> But, someone in the afterstep project went through the trouble to find
>> it and fuck it up for me... That is not an accident but deliberate and
>> intense malice. You _NEVER_ affect the behavior of a user application.
>> The user might configure an application to "use settings from X" but you
>> __NEVER__ go in and make configuration changes to another application.
>> So even after my initial rage has subsided, I'm still mad as hell about
>> this!!
>>     
>
> What evidence do you have to substantiate this claim? Have you tried
> stracing wmmaker to see what it's *really* doing. I bet you'll find that
> if you grep the system calls you won't find it open any .kde files.
>
>   strace -o /var/tmp/as_out -s 8192 -f startx wmmaker
>
>   
>> I have many valuable configurations in my .kde folder, I cannot afford
>> to delete it! =(  I need to know exactly what was done to my system and
>> how to reverse the dammage! =( I only have a few skelital parts of my
>> KDE3 installation left, I don't know whether one of them is the look and
>> feel chooser or what package it is in if I need to install it to undo
>> the damage done by afterstep. =(
>>     
>
> What makes you think that your configuration is any more valuable that
> ours? What makes you think that the afterstep developers have sought you
> out personally and sabotaged your config?
>
>   
>> I'm going to report afterstep to gentoo security as a malicious package.
>> =\
>>     
>
> zomgwtfbbq! Please post the mail archive here, it'll be a riot.
>
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