Ubuntu PPA missing maverick amd64 packages #524

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truedat101 opened this Issue Mar 22, 2013 · 6 comments

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compare contents of:

http://ppa.launchpad.net/rethinkdb/ppa/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/binary-amd64/Packages

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http://ppa.launchpad.net/rethinkdb/ppa/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/binary-amd64/Packages

Closer inspection of the maverick dists shows that each archtecture has Packages size of 0.

Why? This explains why when I follow the instructions for the PPA install, I get

E: Unable to locate package rethinkdb

Makes me sad. But at least I am not losing me mind.

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Hi @truedat101 -- the reason maverick packages are missing is because Canonical no longer supports maverick and Launchpad refuses to build rethinkdb packages on it (you can see the build log here: https://launchpadlibrarian.net/134506816/buildlog_ubuntu-maverick-amd64.rethinkdb_1.4.0-3ubuntu1~maverick_CHROOTWAIT.txt.gz) We asked the folks at launchpad about it, and they said they're no longer fixing the Launchpad infrastructure for maverick, so there isn't much we can do.

Sorry -- if you'd like to use rethink, you'll have to downgrade to 10.04 or upgrade (it's inconvenient, but it's probably a good idea anyway :)).

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coffeemug commented Mar 22, 2013

Hi @truedat101 -- the reason maverick packages are missing is because Canonical no longer supports maverick and Launchpad refuses to build rethinkdb packages on it (you can see the build log here: https://launchpadlibrarian.net/134506816/buildlog_ubuntu-maverick-amd64.rethinkdb_1.4.0-3ubuntu1~maverick_CHROOTWAIT.txt.gz) We asked the folks at launchpad about it, and they said they're no longer fixing the Launchpad infrastructure for maverick, so there isn't much we can do.

Sorry -- if you'd like to use rethink, you'll have to downgrade to 10.04 or upgrade (it's inconvenient, but it's probably a good idea anyway :)).

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Unfortunately, this is out of our hands. We build our packages on Launchpad, and Canonical has declared Maverick to be EOL-- currently Launchpad won't build Maverick packages (see: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2012/04/10/ubuntu-10-10-maverick-meerkat-end-of-life-reached-on-april-10-2012/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases).

Lucid (10.04) is LTS and will continue to be supported by Canonical through 2015, however, so we will be able to provide builds for Lucid for the forseeable future. You can also try checking out a source package and building it on your system (see http://www.rethinkdb.com/docs/build/), which should work on your system.

@AtnNn can weigh in with more details if I've excluded anything. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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mglukhovsky commented Mar 22, 2013

Unfortunately, this is out of our hands. We build our packages on Launchpad, and Canonical has declared Maverick to be EOL-- currently Launchpad won't build Maverick packages (see: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2012/04/10/ubuntu-10-10-maverick-meerkat-end-of-life-reached-on-april-10-2012/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases).

Lucid (10.04) is LTS and will continue to be supported by Canonical through 2015, however, so we will be able to provide builds for Lucid for the forseeable future. You can also try checking out a source package and building it on your system (see http://www.rethinkdb.com/docs/build/), which should work on your system.

@AtnNn can weigh in with more details if I've excluded anything. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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Hi @mglukhovsky. Go to sleep. :-D

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coffeemug commented Mar 22, 2013

Hi @mglukhovsky. Go to sleep. :-D

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Oh, and @coffeemug beat me to the punch. 👍

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mglukhovsky commented Mar 22, 2013

Oh, and @coffeemug beat me to the punch. 👍

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Hrmmmm, so this is a launchpad issue? I realize that being on Maverick, as a lazy maintainer of my system, puts me at a disadvantage (I need to point things to old-releases.ubuntu.com to continue to even use apt-get). Thanks for the quick response. I need to upgrade, buy a bigger ssd, and/or switch to a real distro :p like Arch LInux. In the meantime I'll go back to build from source.

Hrmmmm, so this is a launchpad issue? I realize that being on Maverick, as a lazy maintainer of my system, puts me at a disadvantage (I need to point things to old-releases.ubuntu.com to continue to even use apt-get). Thanks for the quick response. I need to upgrade, buy a bigger ssd, and/or switch to a real distro :p like Arch LInux. In the meantime I'll go back to build from source.

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Yes, this is a launchpad issue. Every other ubuntu build works for us, but maverick build fails with a launchpad-related error. When we asked them about it, they said maverick has reached its end-of-life, so this is pretty much expected and they won't work to fix it.

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coffeemug commented Mar 22, 2013

Yes, this is a launchpad issue. Every other ubuntu build works for us, but maverick build fails with a launchpad-related error. When we asked them about it, they said maverick has reached its end-of-life, so this is pretty much expected and they won't work to fix it.

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