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Re: non-free firmware not found despite unofficial CD




On 10/08/2017 11:12 PM, anxiousmac@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Monday, 9 October 2017 06:50:03 UTC+1, Jimmy Johnson  wrote:


Is there some kind of man page or something to explain what foo.deb is
and or bar.deb is, because in my 20+ years googling or other ways I
don't understand.  If not I've been doing fine without knowing.  I will
say I probably got gdebi and dpkg -i mixed up, but I do know that #dpkg
-i (package name) will install the package if you cd to the directory
where the package is.  But you are probably right, I just don't know
what you're saying. To me bar is someplace where people go to talk about
foo.

Foo, bar and baz are metasyntactic variables, placeholders having similar functions to x and y in algebra. Wikipedia and The New Hackers Dictionary have good explanations and many further examples. See also FUBAR, but foo was in use before WW2.

I did see the relationship with algebra. I have never thought to look for a definition of those words/code(foo, bar and baz are meta-syntactic variables). I do hope I never have to use them, but if the occasion comes, I will try and comprehend how it works, also the apt-offline thing too. Thank you.
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Jimmy Johnson

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