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

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Thu Jul 29 02:13:09 UTC 2021

On Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:38:36 -0400, you 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. :)

After package install problems, once you fix the problem, it is best
to run:

sudo apt -f install

to get apt to fix any problems with the already (partially?) installed

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