Until that fateful day when Microsoft finally stops pretending that non-unix operating systems are long term viable...
I am recommending that everyone who is still using computers with CD or DVD drives in them ... set the drive letter to "B:".
Yes, it works. Yes, you should do it. Seriously, who even has *one* floppy drive anymore? Everyone sets the optical drive to Z: so they can make room for network drives on D: or E: ... why not put it on B: where there will *never* be a conflict?
Amiga OS did multi-root filesystems the right way. CP/M derivatives and their drive letters ... feh.
I do rather like mount points off a root, though, e.g. posix.
This is a trifle weird.
I'm using a native bash prompt on this Windows 10 machine to connect using ssh (again... native...) to write this message.
I didn't think this sort of thing would ever be possible on Windows.
E: Unable to locate package citadel-client
Well, it's good to know you can rely upon Microsoft for some things.
$ sudo apt-cache search citadel-client
citadel-client - complete and feature-rich groupware server (command line client)
It's definitely in the repository. And to be certain, bash-on-ubuntu-on-windows pulls from the official Ubuntu repos, not from something Microsoftian, because it runs *unmodified* Linux binaries.
Maybe do "sudo apt update" first, to refresh your cache of available updates?
Duh, that was indeed the trick.
I should really have known better. But then, my expectations out of Microsoft are so low...
Considering how much Windows is NOT Linux, it's remarkable how authentic and compatible the Linux-on-Windows experience is. It's basically like WINE in reverse (which, if you think about it, is a zillion times easier, since the Linux ABI is a lot cleaner than Windows, and they don't have to cleanroom reimplement all of the system libraries, since it's all open source). On my computer I've also installed xming and can run GUI programs, albeit without any graphics acceleration. But who plays high framerate video games on Linux anyway?
I'm thinking that if the Linux world manages to complete the transition from X11 to Wayland, it'll be pretty easy for someone to build a Wayland compositor that coexists with the native Windows desktop.
Meanwhile, the desktop itself becomes less and less relevant every year. We could be looking at the end-state here.
When one appears on the Blue Screen of Death, it doesn't look friendly either, it looks smug. I'm sure they put it in other places too, because they think they're hip and trendy.
Microsoft should build a porn application. Just so you can appreciate the appropriate smiley they'd slap onto that fucker.
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What are they? Get ready ...
tar and curl.