[mythtv-users] warning/error while installing mythtv-light v34 on Raspberry PI OS

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 14:18:54 UTC 2024

On Fri, Feb 23, 2024 at 9:05 AM David Hampton via mythtv-users <
mythtv-users at mythtv.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 2024-02-23 at 08:43 -0500, James Abernathy wrote:
> > I built mythtv-light and mythplugins-light for fixes/34 and posted
> > the debs files on Orangedox.  However, I get a warning or error, not
> > sure which, when I install the debs.
> >
> > The code works on my RPI4 4GB as well as it normally does, which is
> > not acceptable to me. But I wanted to get at least one version of
> > fixes/34 posted for those who could not build it themselves.
> >
> > The error at the end of the install is:
> >
> > N: Download is performed unsandboxed as root as file
> > '/home/jim/build/mythplugins-light_34.0-10-ga88dd47ba4-
> > 0_arm64_bookworm.deb' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. -
> > pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
> >
> > I'm not sure what it means. I get the same error for mythtv-light and
> > mythplugins-light. Should I worry about it? I do have a complete
> > backend/frontend combo working on the RPI4, so most things are
> > working fine.
> According to google, installs are normally done by first switching to
> the user id '_apt'. Since _apt doesn't have permission to read files in
> your home directory, the install ran as the user root. The message is
> harmless.  You could get rid of it by giving _apt access to your build
> directory, or by copying the files to /tmp before installing them.
> David

I'm awed by your superior googling skills.  :-)
So the safe method seems to be moving the debs files to /tmp and then doing
the install.

Thanks for the help.

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