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Sat Mar 21 06:00:01 EDT 2020 ======================================== Slept from twelve-thirty to six-thirty, then again from eleven-thirty to one-thirty. Much colder. Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Installed Skype as a Snap package. Hmmp. `skype` isn't in my path. Oh, `/snap/bin/skype`. …which apparently does nothing when I run it. ``` 🐚 bava ~ $ file /snap/bin/skype /snap/bin/skype: symbolic link to /usr/bin/snap 🐚 bava ~ $ /snap/skype/current/bin/electron-launch: line 53: /.config/skypeforlinux/logs/skype-startup.log: No such file or directory 🐚 bava ~ $ grep -n skype-startup.log /snap/skype/current/bin/electron-launch 53:exec "$@" --executed-from="$(pwd)" --pid=$$ > "$SKYPE_LOGS/skype-startup.log" 2>&1 & 🐚 bava ~ $ grep -n 'SKYPE_LOGS=' /snap/skype/current/bin/electron-launch 47:SKYPE_LOGS="$HOME/.config/skypeforlinux/logs" 🐚 bava ~ $ mkdir -p "$HOME/.config/skypeforlinux/logs" 🐚 bava ~ $ SKYPE_LOGS="$HOME"/.config/skypeforlinux/logs /snap/skype/current/bin/electron-launch mkdir: cannot create directory β€˜/.config’: Permission denied 🐚 bava ~ $ /snap/skype/current/bin/electron-launch: line 53: /.config/skypeforlinux/logs/skype-startup.log: No such file or directory 🐚 bava ~ $ grep -n -C4 'SKYPE_LOGS=' /snap/skype/current/bin/electron-launch 43-# Coerce HOME so user data is stored consistently for classic and strict snaps. 44-# When the Skype snap is strictly confined this can be removed. 45-export HOME=$SNAP_USER_COMMON 46- 47:SKYPE_LOGS="$HOME/.config/skypeforlinux/logs" 48- 49-mkdir -p $SKYPE_LOGS 50- 51-# Create $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR if not exists 🐚 bava ~ $ SNAP_USER_COMMON=/home/paulgorman /snap/bin/skype […silently fails to do anything…] 🐚 bava ~ $ tail $HOME/.config/skypeforlinux/logs/skype-startup.log /snap/skype/current/bin/electron-launch: line 53: exec: --: invalid option exec: usage: exec [-cl] [-a name] [command [arguments ...]] [redirection ...] 🐚 bava ~ $ grep -n exec /snap/skype/current/bin/electron-launch 53:exec "$@" --executed-from="$(pwd)" --pid=$$ > "$SKYPE_LOGS/skype-startup.log" 2>&1 & ``` So `$@` is expected to have a value but must be empty. How is the user expected to invoke this? Apparently `snap run skype` should work, but does not. https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/573438/install-and-run-skype-in-snapd-on-debian-with-gnome-3-desktop Whatever: `sudo snap remove skype`. Skype for web? "Something went wrong." Talked to Mom on the phone for a while. Twenty-five-minute walk in the early evening. Colder than I expected, but sunny. Saw and heard a trio of morning doves. Saw robins and starlings. Michigan COVID-19: 787 total cases, 5 deaths, 238 new cases Chatted with Ed and Jay on Signal Watched episodes of Hunting Hitler. Servings: grains 5/6, fruit 2/4, vegetables 2/4, dairy 2/2, meat 2/3, nuts 0/0.5 Breakfast: left-over pizza Lunch: banana, cucumber Afternoon snack: coffee, bagel with cream cheese Dinner: cheeseburger, fries, Mandarin 130/77

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