Now it gets geeky. Or not so geeky for people who know what snapd is and what it does, much too geeky for your editrix tho. 😐

Lemme try to explain …

Yesterday I received a Manjaro update containing just one little file, the mentioned snapd 2.58.2-1. Now do I know just enough about snap files to know I won’t need this shit, like, ever.

Snap packages are a weird form of packages to install programs on your computer. Thank you, but no thank you. As long as I don’t exactly know what these files are doing to my hardware I don’t need them I’ve decided. And please, don’t even think about trying to explain this stuff to me, my brain would go bonkers and nothing else would happen.

Never! The! Less! Did I install the update! And I’ll tell you why:

  1. Obviously this one small file is important enough to send it out to users before the next originally scheduled update.
  2. Eventhough it’s useless for me – snapd won’t hurt me either. Else the Manjo devs wouldn’t have sent it out to the unsuspecting housewives of Linux.
  3. I just trust in Manjaro and the Linux community as a whole. From Linus’ Kernel group down to single application devs and distro maintainers these are all first rate humanoids and very trustworthy. So blindly installing all the updates coming thru to us end-users won’t harm nobody. Don’t forget Linux ain’t Windows!


    • Who says I’m not fraidy of any of these newfangled things? As long as nobody explains to me – in very simple words – what all these formats are exactly and why I must use them I just keep on installing software the oldfashioned way: sudo pacman -S superduperprogram. It werkz. πŸ™‚ And the best is, I hardly ever install new apps anyway after the initial system integration on day one.


  1. LOL newfangled stuff always scares me. It has taken years for me to get over my fear of PulseAudio and then systemd! I still get spooked by them sometimes.

    I usually swap out the default browser (usually Firefox) and email app (usually Thunderbird) for Brave or Epiphany and Evolution, set limits on how big I allow systemd journals to become, add ZRAM, add a script blocking thingy, throw in an old favorite pdf editor (Xournal, because I don’t trust the LibreOffice one), stuff like that. Systemback replaces Timeshift. My favorite desktop environment gets tweaked to the max, and a few goodies added. All in about 15 minutes after a fresh install of any new Linux OS. Not bad for a technophobe I guess!

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    • “fear of PulseAudio and then systemd!”
      I dunno what exactly those are doing, only that they cme with most Linux systems, so why would I be afraid of anything?

      “(usually Firefox) and email app (usually Thunderbird)”
      I’m on both, Firefox and Thunderbird since Windows times. It never even occured to me to swap them for aynthing different,

      “systemd journals”
      Dunno what that is.

      “add ZRAM, add a script blocking thingy”
      No idea about all that. :/

      “pdf editor (Xournal, because I don’t trust the LibreOffice one)”
      I didn’t use any office software in yeeeeaaars. πŸ˜‰

      “Systemback replaces Timeshift.”
      Huh? What are those? See, that’s why I don’t fear new technology. I simply don’t know what it is, ergo not using it.

      “tweaked to the max, and a few goodies added. All in about 15 minutes”
      Right-o! Mustn’t ever take any longer, else it’ll never be done. Spending much too much time on my computers already as it is.


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