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I've been happily using TigerVNC 1.8.0 on Xubuntu 16.04 for a while (installed using dpkg), but I have built a new machine, and I would like it to run on version 18.04 of Xubuntu.
First I tried installing with apt according to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNC/Servers#TigerVNC
There is no error, but then I try to run it.
And it does let me set a password and tries to start the server but ultimately fails.
So I tried to install the way I used to in 16.04 by downloading from https://bintray.com/version/files/tigervnc/stable/tigervnc/1.8.0?order=asc&sort=name&basePath=ubuntu-16.04LTS%2Famd64&tab=files
Then it wants to remove tigervncserver when I run this:
I told it no, and tried to install the missing packages:
I'm afraid those errors come from some modifications that Ubuntu have made. So you'll have to file a bug with them to get it sorted out.
We don't currently have any 18.04 packaging of our own, and I don't know if @bphinz is planning on adding that. Either way, that's more of a bonus now that Ubuntu includes things natively.
You could try our generic build. It should sort out the dependency issue.
We should probably adopt a support schedule based on the distro vendor's. In this case, that would mean dropping support for 12.04 and adding 18.04, which is a change that's probably overdue anyway... I will look at making the change after the 1.9 release.
I get this error on ubuntu 18.04:
I just use the --force-depends switch with dpkg and it installs fine.