[mythtv] Where's a good place to report PPA packaging bugs?

f-myth-users at media.mit.edu f-myth-users at media.mit.edu
Wed Jul 28 19:38:36 UTC 2021

[I'm guessing the problem is in upstream?  But maybe its
maintainer reads this list?]

Right out of the gate, the PPA install of v31 under Ubuntu 20.04
on a machine that's never before run Myth complained:
    > /tmp/mythtv-common.config.lQ0jSJ: 29: pwgen: not found
    > mythtv-common failed to preconfigure, with exit status 127

I see a bug report on Launchpad [1], first reported in 2015 and with no
resolution, but I don't know if that's relevant to the PPA version
instead of the Canonical version.  I went to [2], but can't seem
to find any links there to report a bug.  It directed me to [3]
for more information, which is 404.

I couldn't install pwgen and continue, since apt-get was holding
the package lock, so I had to ^C.  I did so, installed pwgen, reran
the apt-get install, and it appears to have worked; that line in
mythtv-common.config appears to be setting up the mythtv DB password
and there's a random-looking entry in /etc/mythtv/config.xml.

But it's still disconcerting, and -such- an apparently easy thing
to fix in the packaging... :)

[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/mythbuntu/+bug/1389741
[2] https://launchpad.net/~mythbuntu
[3] http://www.mythbuntu.org/

P.S.  I did a dry run with --install-sugggests.  Holy cow!  It wanted
to install 759 extra packages.  Only 102 of them are apparently in
support of xmltv.  (xfonts-cyrillic? eh?)  Maybe some other day. :)

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