No DEB package for 'bfg-repo-cleaner'.

I check Ubuntu "Software". There it is. Yay!

Snap package. 🤬

Install anyway. "I'm going to regret this."

Try it on a sample Git repo.

"Not a valid Git repo".

"Yes it is."

I KNOW what this is going to be...

I copy the whole repo into my home directory. Then rerun. BFG works.

Of course. The Snap package wasn't allowed to see the drive my main development work is on.

Because, Snap.

"User friendly", eh?

Stupid petty martinet package system.


I mean, it looks like BFG is fairly easy to just install manually in /usr/local, so I'll probably do that.

But Snap really pisses me off.

The standard is completely antithetical to the ideal of user freedom. This should not exist in the Linux ecosystem.

Divorcing myself from distributions that rely on Snap is going to be a chore, but I will have to do it.

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Actually, I discovered that git-lfs added a "migrate" subcommand that appears to supersede "bfg-repo-cleaner", so I think I will use that.

Based on the relative lack of documentation/tutorials, I think it must be pretty new, but it does have a good man page.

@TerryHancock I know what you mean. I hate it too. Snap is Crap. It buggered up too much for me already.


Yeah, unfortunately, I'm hearing reports that Ubuntu has bought in even further with them, and that's just not going to be acceptable for me.

Which means I'll have to switch distros on my workstation.

More IT work. 🤮

I LIKE computers, actually, but I'm getting sick of doing all this infrastructure work. I haven't done any production work in six months.

(And this BFG thing is a prerequisite for getting back to that -- I need to fix the VCS repo before I can add more to it).

@TerryHancock I suspect I will switch distros 'soon' too. The laptop is easy, that doesn't have much stuff on it. I keep that light weight. But the main machine, with servers for the whole kaboodle... that's different.

But that gives me time to pick a decent distro.

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