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I got the flu, no new software or posts while I get better

I caught a bad case of it, I have been slowly deteriorating during the week and not accepting it, and I was finally felled on thursday evening.

If you wondered, why no new calibre packages, why no talk about the upcoming libreoffice or KDE, well that is why. I am unable to work on computers right now.

See you soon. Eric


  1. pvasilev

    Get well soon, Eric!

  2. Didier Spaier

    Eric, I wish you a speedy recovery.

    Don’t worry about up{dates,grades}, that can wait a few days.

    Take care of yourself,

  3. Matt

    There are a lot of cases of this over here too. I hope you feel better soon!

  4. Robby

    Hi Eric, Liposoma Vit c and Olive Leaf will help your immune system fight off that flu. Get better and forget the computer for a few days.

  5. metabolizam

    Get well soon.
    Recently a colleague catch flu on the way from Chicago to Belgrade. I heard a joke from him:

    A man walks into the pharmacy and asks the pharmacist, ”Do you have any acetylsalicylic acid?”
    “Do you mean aspirin?” says the pharmacist.
    “That’s it, I can never remember that word.”

  6. Willy

    Get some rest and get well soon
    Vit C is the easiest way to regain body immune system as Robby said

    Those builds can wait until next month 🙂

  7. brvsn

    Best wishes! I hope you will feel better as soon as possible!, but not for software and packages!! 😀

    see ya! 😉

  8. Jen

    Ugh, get well soon! It’s nasty as hell. My in-laws had it over Christmas.

  9. Brian Lawrence

    Look after yourself, Eric, and get well soon. Forget about the builds until you’re fully recovered.

  10. Mike Langdon (mlangdn)

    I hope it doesn’t last too long for you. The flu is rampant here in Kentucky, but does seem to be slowing down. I’ve been lucky so far, but l’m still hoping to escape this time. Just take care of yourself.

  11. DEF

    Same here, got a disease twice in a row :/
    Eat fruits !

  12. Niki Kovacs

    Gute Besserung!

  13. Alex

    Hi Eric,

    take your time to recover fully, and don’t make the mistake trying to accelerate things. The current flu virus struck down lots of people here, and those who thought they could work again after only 8 days, had to stay in bed for another two weeks, in the end. So take care and don’t hurry.

    We have a saying: If you visit a doctor the flu will take 14 days, but if you don’t it will last for two weeks. 😉


  14. gabriel

    Hello Eric
    I wish you a speedy healing.

  15. Raveriux

    50g of vodka each morning and no flu for all winter 😉

  16. jaycee

    That’s no good at all Eric! Is your family okay? I hope you feel better soon and have a fast recovery. Take good care of yourself! 🙂

  17. Hernan Medellin

    Get well soon !!! Eat chicken soup !!

  18. Armin

    Hi Eric,

    Take care and get well soon.

    Also thank you for finding strength to tell us what’s up. You Slackware core guys are tough as nails 😉

  19. hughetorrance

    Get well soon… my favourite panacea is Pomegranate. !

  20. gegechris99

    Hello Eric,

    I wish you a quick recovery.

  21. p431i7o

    Take care of your self Eric, rest a lot, drink a lot of water, and as Willy said Vitamin C is the best way to repair your defenses.

  22. mimo

    Hi Eric,

    Wish you get well soon!

    Stay in bed and keep warm for few days (even if you feel better). Drink a lot (not alcohol, of course). Get Vit C and rutin. Chicken soup is really good against flu.

    And be as tough as Slackware is 😉

  23. Slackwarrior

    Get well, drink green tea with rum, use Slackware! 😉

  24. ArTourter

    Get well soon Eric,

    and as other people have said take your time to fully recover and don’t rush it.

  25. marrowsuck

    So viruses are a threat to Linux :-(.
    sed -i ‘s/Influenzavirus//’ alienbob
    and Gute Besserung!

  26. tim

    get well soon.

  27. the_penguinator

    been there, done that…
    burned the t-shirt

    respect that bug Eric…it’s a mean SOB.
    speedy recovery!

  28. zbreaker

    Yep, flu is rampant also here in New York. Get well soon Eric!

  29. whiz

    Het schijnt te heersen momenteel..
    Heel veel beterschap Eric.

  30. toudi

    get well soon! 🙂
    and take your time to heal properly 🙂

  31. WD Milner

    Hope you’re better soon Eric.

  32. kabamaru

    Having the flu sucks. Hope you get better soon 🙂

  33. sqdnguns

    Get well Eric, I just got over the flu, fought it for three weeks.

  34. Beelzebud

    Get well, Eric. Your health is the important thing.

  35. bocke

    Get well soon Eric. And take your time to fully recover. Chicken soups are not that bad. 🙂

  36. onebuck

    Eric, get well soon! Keep your fluid intake up so as not to have dehydration. Rest will help you and be sure to eat lightly. Chicken soup or broth helps. Unsalted soda crackers will help settle the stomach which can be a problem with all the coughing. Maybe; “which is why you should talk with a qualified healthcare provider if you think you may have the flu.”

  37. ymerlin

    Take care and get well soon!

  38. Eduardo

    Eric, thanks for your kind help, always! Drink plenty of fluids, rest well, and get well soon. I’m grateful for all your work in Slackware.

  39. Glenn

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery! And many thanks for your great Slackware work.


  40. Alto

    Get well soon Eric! Packages can wait

  41. A. Sharpe

    Flu – have your blood level of vit d3 tested – should be minimum 50. See for research, test nomenclature and parameters. Test not expensive and supplements are relative cheap.

    Coincidentally, improving the level of Vti D3 will also help inpreventing several different cancers, MS and a host of other difficulties.

    Also note the essentials that go with it – magnesium and calcium with natural fat (during a meal, tight after, etc.

    thanks for your Slack work!

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