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

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 10:19:11 UTC 2024


On Fri, Feb 23, 2024 at 9:18 AM James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>
> 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.
>
> JIm A
>

To satisfy my curiosity, I built mythtv-light on a fresh RPI OS 64 bit
system and after the build I copied the .deb to /tmp/ and then installed
with:
sudo apt install /tmp/mythtv-light.....deb
That worked without warning or comment.

Thanks, again.

Jim A
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