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tedfroop
2007-11-12, 22:59
I upgraded my music server pc today and I found out that if you install Ubuntu 7.10 from the disk the os defaults to picking up the UNstable versions of programs, slimserver or should I say SqueezeCenter included. (No matter what the source is pointed to!!!)

You have to go into software sources and set the updates to only download the Stable version or you end up with SqueezeCenter when you expected Slimserver.

Just thought it might help someone save an hour or two ...

SuperQ
2007-11-13, 01:09
I upgraded my music server pc today and I found out that if you install Ubuntu 7.10 from the disk the os defaults to picking up the UNstable versions of programs, slimserver or should I say SqueezeCenter included. (No matter what the source is pointed to!!!)

You have to go into software sources and set the updates to only download the Stable version or you end up with SqueezeCenter when you expected Slimserver.

Just thought it might help someone save an hour or two ...

That's odd, that should NOT happen.. and has not happened to any of my 7.04 -> 7.10 upgrades. (I have done several)

bhaagensen
2007-11-13, 02:33
I upgraded my music server pc today and I found out that if you install Ubuntu 7.10 from the disk the os defaults to picking up the UNstable versions of programs, slimserver or should I say SqueezeCenter included. (No matter what the source is pointed to!!!)


This sound strange, perhaps you could explain more. Ubuntu does not
have an unstable section in the sense that Debian has. There are
various sections such as main, universe, multivers, proposed,
backports etc. but that is a different thing. As for SqueezeCenter
it requries manual user configuration and the only way one would get
the wrong version is if one makes a mistake. I belive...

Bjørn

Mark Lanctot
2007-11-13, 07:10
Yeah, I'd have to agree, this was not my experience for two machines.

For one thing, SC is only available using these instructions:

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?DebianPackage

Without this intervention, Ubuntu will install the Debian package, which is a broken 6.3 version.

Mitch Harding
2007-11-13, 09:43
When I installed 7.10 from scratch, my experience was the same as
Mark's below. I had to explicitly add the unstable source to my
configuration file in order to pull it from there.

On Nov 13, 2007 8:10 AM, Mark Lanctot
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> Yeah, I'd have to agree, this was not my experience for two machines.
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> For one thing, SC is only available using these instructions:
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> http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?DebianPackage
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> Without this intervention, Ubuntu will install the Debian package,
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tedfroop
2007-11-13, 10:36
I screwed up...I found and fixed the problem late last night/early this morning and reported the wrong place for the setting. Its in Synaptic Preferences under the distribution tab. The radio buton reads Prefer Versions from: and gives you a choice of versions. Fro some unknown reason on a clean fhesh install it showed unstable as the choice therefore anything you download is the unstable version.

Its a very odd thing for sure, but it is possible the release version I got had that setting as a default.