Until we meet again, Slackware

It seems I have come to the point where I no longer find Slackware fit for me. This post is not intended as some “I’m leaving Slackware! Farewell!” drama, that you may find at LQ. I believe no one cares about what I choose to use. I just feel that if I am going to give up maintenance of my SlackBuilds, I should at least provide some reasoning. Also, I am sad it all came to this and just want to vent. I guess my own blog is the right place.

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Deal with missing *.la files on CRUX

Many programs started removing *.la files in the recent years. I will not discuss about them, but from what I have understood it is an obsolete system. This leads to problems, when a program would no longer build since it expects to find *.la files that are no longer there.
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Rotate text in Inkscape

I am preparing a figure where I need to label several violin plots. I do not have enough space under the figure to fit everything without looking cluttered. So, I want to make the labels slanted at 45 degrees. How to do it in Inkscape?
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Spreadsheet cells’ contents length

I need to compare a list of UniProt identifiers to a database of protein-protein interactions. All IDs in my list are 6 characters in length, while the database I am comparing to has many entries that are longer. I want to clean these up, since nothing from my list will match to them and I also want to speed searches by making the database smaller.
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Use local time

I dual-boot Linux and Windows. I want to make Linux use the local time from the BIOS, because this is what Windows uses. I searched around and all I found were tutorials for systemd. This is useless for CRUX so I resorted to reading the manual…

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