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

Paul Harrison mythtv at mythqml.net
Wed Jul 28 23:12:52 UTC 2021

On 28/07/2021 20:38, f-myth-users at media.mit.edu wrote:

> [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. :)

What's the easy fix?

pwgen should already be installed by mythtv-common as a Pre-Depends?


Paul H.

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