Julia issue #36944 closed

Dup of #35215. Apparently problem is due to old AMD architecture. There was mention of 1.3.1 working on the older CPUs. So no big deal because it’s not a problem on my new Ryzen build. I mentioned Cinnamon working and Mate not working, which was a suspicion but it wasn’t that. I think this is the first time I’ve had an older CPU cause a problem in a single program, especially when both (working and not) OS’s both run the same 64bit kernel 5.4.0-42-generic.

Julia stuff

Something I found interesting in an email


If an incorrect package version was installed, it will be locally cached until removed. As such, if you believe you were affected, it is advisable to clear your package cache by deleting .julia/packages. Note that your list of installed packages will not be affected and you may re-download all installed packages in your current environment by using Pkg.instantiate().

More on resuming Udemy course

To continue this theme. Until Section 7: MultiIndex, everything was soaking in, I plowed through that section and am now in Section 8: The GroupBy Object, which is also not soaking in. I don’t want a certificate for the sake of having a certificate, so at this point, I might as well hit pause for a while. I am going through the biggest distraction of my life right now. So I guess there’s that. But it just sounds like an excuse, so I’ll shutup for now. For the same reason it’s no longer fun for me. I’m not blaming the course or Instructor either, because I think he cares and put together a good course. It’s all on me!

Julia 1.5 & SQLite Install

First off installs and runs fine on Mint 19.3 Cinnamon, you can run on Mate 19.3 but SQLite install, fails as can be seen below. I also couldn’t run 1.4.2 at all on Mate but 1.0.1 ran OK.

(base) bill@bill-GT5692:~/Mystuff/Julia/SQLite$ julia
_ _ ()_ | Documentation: https://docs.julialang.org
() | () () | _ | | _ | Type “?” for help, “]?” for Pkg help.
| | | | | | |/ ` | | | | || | | | (| | | Version 1.5.0 (2020-08-01) / |__’|||_| | Official https://julialang.org/ release |_/ |

julia> import Pkg; Pkg.add(“SQLite”)
Updating registry at ~/.julia/registries/General
Updating git-repo https://github.com/JuliaRegistries/General.git
Resolving package versions…
Invalid instruction at 0x7f02b9c78171: 0x66, 0x0f, 0x3a, 0x0f, 0xc0, 0x08, 0x0f, 0x11, 0x40, 0xf0, 0x66, 0x0f, 0x6f, 0xc1, 0x4d

signal (4): Illegal instruction

Did some course work

Finally able to do a little more in my Udemy Pandas course. Working on the Multi Index section. I don’t know if it’s because of the break but finding it hard to soak in. I may have to augment sections like this with other information such as YouTube and further reading.

No distro is perfect

So my goal is to get the closest to whatever currently, is that distro for me!

My biggest gripe of Mint…the thing that made me the most uneasy is the constant network activity, this has remained a constant for me from one update or version to the next, even when I’m not doing anything! Obviously if I’m using a browser or checking my email or many other things, I expect to see some activity. And even if I’m not doing anything I expect to see some occasional activity. In this area Manjaro was superior. It stands out even more now that I ran Manjaro for many months. If I’m not doing anything on Manjaro the network for the most part is relatively quite.

My biggest gripe of Manjaro, and there are two is

  • How fragile it is when it comes to updates! This last install was the longest without problems. But then all of a sudden the latest update affected 450 packages totaling 2GB of updates all at once. Kind of like…what do you expect?
  • A close second gripe is the baloo file indexing crap. It just decides to run every now and then. And when it does it can severely impact my system. On top of that I have no idea how long it needs to run. Can I just walk away for a hour and it will finish? Or 6 or 12hrs? Or is it going to run on and off for 3 days or 3 weeks? IDK! It’s just a little gift, that my buddy Manjaro gives me when it feels like it! I can shutdown and at reboot it may begin again or resume? How about a progress indicator?

Python virtenv and Anaconda on Linux Mint

A lot of the things I’m doing lately is a repeat of things I already did on Manjaro. But now that it is dead I need to redo on Linux Mint…the Energizer distro that just keeps going and going.

Installed python3-venv and the mimesis package on Linux Mint so I can use my createCustomer program.

Installed Python 3 virtual environment
sudo apt install virtualenv
apt-get install python3-venv

mkdir project1_env
python3 -m venv project1_env
cd project1_env
source bin/activate
pip list
pip install mimesis

Installed Anaconda on Linux Mint so I can resume Udemy Pandas course…maybe.

Re-download because it’s a newer package than I had on Manjaro
Install by running 500MB shell script.

To Use…

  • eval “$(/home/bill/anaconda3/bin/conda shell.bash hook)”
  • conda init

After install starting anaconda-navigator the 1st time gave (same as Manjaro) got…
UnboundLocalError: local variable ‘DISTRO_NAME’ referenced before assignment
Fixed by…
conda update anaconda-navigator

More on WordPress replacement

Been also looking at Static Site Generators as a solution – 11ty in particular. It uses node.js. Node.js is something I could see myself getting into. The idea of a Static Site Generator, is interesting to me. So much bloat in WordPress. I found there are many choices.

This caused me to look into a way to convert the WordPress xml export. Found a few that said they converted to markdown. One that was mentioned a few times did not work for me, so I opened an issue for it. In my case, after further search, only blog2md worked! It was recommended it this article. This particular utility prepares the markdown for import into Hugo (which may also be an interesting option), but at least it does most (the hardpart) of the work. This conversion alone is a valuable service because for a human, the WP xml isn’t easy to digest. My conversion produced 437 markdown posts. It also included images!