[mythtv-users] Can't get Mythbuntu -fixes to update

John reidjr at btconnect.com
Fri Jul 4 21:41:48 UTC 2008


Marc Randolph wrote:
> Howdy all,
>
> I've searched, experimented, and asked on various mythbuntu outlets
> and have come up blank, so I'm hoping that one of you all can help.
>
> The long and the short of it is that my version number isn't what I
> expect. I supposedly installed 0.21.0+fixes17145-0ubuntu0+mythbuntu2,
> but mythbackend --version shows MythTV Version: 16838 and Library API:
> 0.21.20080304-1
>
> More detail:
>
> AFTER upgrading from 7.10/0.20.2 to 8.04, I added mythbuntu 0.21-fixes
> to apt sources. The following occurs:
>
> * Did an update. A few random items updated, but connection to
> mythbuntu's update site wouldn't work
> * A few days later, saw that mythbuntu update was working.  Clicked
> and found that 0.21.0+fixes17145-0ubuntu0+mythbuntu2 was available.
> * Clicked install while mythbackend was recording a show. Watched
> closely and saw that it shut mythbackend down as I had hoped it would
> * Problem: 0.21.0+fixes17145 installed correctly as far as I could
> tell. Well, except that mythbackend doesn't show it:
> $ mythbackend --version
> Please include all output in bug reports.
> MythTV Version : 16838
> MythTV Branch : branches/release-0-21-fixes
> Library API : 0.21.20080304-1
> Network Protocol : 40
>
> Additional piece of info I later discovered:
>
> $ dpkg -l mythbuntu-desktop
> Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
> | Status=Not/Installed/Config-f/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/t-aWait/T-pend
> |/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
> ||/ Name Version Description
> +++-================-================-================================================
> pn mythbuntu-deskto <none> (no description available)
> $
>
> I reinstalled mythbuntu-desktop thinking that might be the problem,
> and then updated to the next -fixes (17392), but --version still shows
> the original (16838) version. number.
>
> ~$ dpkg -l mythtv-backend
> Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
> | Status=Not/Installed/Config-f/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/t-aWait/T-pend
> |/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
> ||/ Name                  Version               Description
> +++-=====================-=====================-==========================================================
> ii  mythtv-backend        0.21.0+fixes17392-0ub A personal video
> recorder application (server)
>
> I'm the type that tries really hard to figure out stuff myself
> (because I typically learn lots of other things along the way), but
> I'm coming up blank here, so I'm hoping one of you all can help.
>
> Thank you,
>
>    Marc
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>   
I dont know why, but the mythbuntu fixes package always gives 16838 as 
its version number. You probably find it has been  updating, but you 
cant tell from mythfrontend --version.

John


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