[mythtv-users] problems installing Mythtv 29 and 0.28 on Debian Buster

Paul Harrison mythtv at sky.com
Wed Jan 9 13:54:56 UTC 2019

On 09/01/2019 13:16, Ian Campbell wrote:

> On Wed, 2019-01-09 at 12:54 +0000, richard at mail.sheugh.com wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm running Debian Buster and I'm having problems installing
>> Mythtv by following the instructions for ver 29 on the
>> mythtv.org website.
> FWIW I've always just happily used the debs from deb-multimedia.org on
> Debian (currently Buster).
>> deps/DEBIAN/control' near line 2 package 'mythtv-build-deps':
>>  error in 'Version' field string '2:29.1+fixes.20190109.af5d819671-Version:': invalid character in revision number
> It looks like the version number here has a trailing ":". I don't think
> a colon is valid in that location (the one at the start, after the
> first 2 is fine).
> https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-controlfields.html#s-f-version
> The whole `-Version:` suffix there looks a bit like a variable
> substitution gone awry perhaps?
> Ian.

Are you both using current packaging? I'm pretty sure something was
committed recently to fix this problem. Not sure if it went into both
master and the fixes branch though.

Paul H. 

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