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Wond

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Feb 24, 2020, 4:44:04 PM2/24/20
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Oh-oh no traffic in the Ruby group. Doesn't bode well for my difficulty!

Doc O'Leary

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Feb 28, 2020, 10:46:50 AM2/28/20
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Wond <lo...@the.ether.net> wrote:

> Oh-oh no traffic in the Ruby group. Doesn't bode well for my difficulty!

Well nobody lurking is a psychic either, so if you don’t actually ask your Q’s you’re absolutely guaranteed not to get any A’s.

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Wond

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Mar 2, 2020, 6:28:22 PM3/2/20
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On Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:46:44 +0000, Doc O'Leary wrote:

> For your reference, records indicate that Wond <lo...@the.ether.net>
> wrote:
>
>> Oh-oh no traffic in the Ruby group. Doesn't bode well for my
>> difficulty!
>
> Well nobody lurking is a psychic either, so if you don’t actually ask
> your Q’s you’re absolutely guaranteed not to get any A’s-certainty.html

Yes. I suppose it was like shouting from a hilltop.
My daughter committed her entire book collection, some hundreds of
books, to Alexandria software, the free version, years ago. It stopped
working a couple of years back, HW and SW too old, and couldn't update.
Now she has a Dell Latitude I5, and I found a free .deb package for
Alexandria. Accordingly I put LMDE-3-201808 on it, loaded the Ruby
packages from the repo (2xx), and tried the .deb. Complaint: requires
Ruby 1.7. All of the older Ruby packages require compiling. so I wonder=
Is there an easier way? I obtained Ruby 1.78, is it likely to work if
correctly installed? How critical are the changes in version? I haven't
installed using "make" for a very long time, I'll have to relearn the
process! See how spoiled we get..
Thanks, I appreciate your reply.

Doc O'Leary

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Mar 5, 2020, 5:51:25 PM3/5/20
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Wond <lo...@the.ether.net> wrote:

> My daughter committed her entire book collection, some hundreds of
> books, to Alexandria software, the free version, years ago. It stopped
> working a couple of years back, HW and SW too old, and couldn't update.

Presumably you’re talking about this:

https://github.com/mvz/alexandria-book-collection-manager

While some of it does look quite old, updates have been made fairly recently.
Give it a go on a modern system and see if it works for you. If not, keep in
mind that the specifics of installing software might not be exactly a Ruby
question, even if said software was written in Ruby. You might find better
solutions to your particular problem in a Linux newsgroup, or perhaps the
best move forward is to find a way to simply recover the book collection data
so that it is usable by another app that you find to be more stable.
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