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Users / Changes to packages and install procedures, whew.
« on: Today at 06:15:45 am »
Hi all,

I hope that you are all enjoying LMCE as much as I tend to. I wanted to let everyone know about some pretty major changes that are occuring in the system.  This is meant both to inform and to solicit feedback as we go forward.

To date the LinuxMCE system has been a bit of a pain to install.  We have required an officilal installer script that you would run after installing ubuntu.  It has long been a goal of mine (and others) to remove this requirement and make the system install more like a normal ubuntu package.  Today we are very close to that.  I am working vigorously towards the ability to simply 'apt-get install lmce-blah'.  This allows us to more closely align with debian policies (something we want to do more of) and allows for easier integration into the ubuntu ecosystem.

I know that for some this could cause issues.  I, and others, hope to minimize any issues that might occur.  That doesn't mean that there won't be some 'growing pains' as we move forward.  We urge anyone that is testing on 1204 (or 1404 if you are really brave) to provide feedback.  IRC feedback is ideal but the forums here are a good place if you cannot access IRC.  If something is determined to be a proper bug (as is often the case) we will have you (or one of us) file a ticket in trac.  Trac is locked down for anonymous submits due to *massive* amounts of spam.  We still want your bug reports and would be very happy to grant trac access to submit tickets and information (code submissions are still relegated to devs only).

Going forward the plan is to support simple installation through normal apt procedures.  This would entail adding the lmce repo to the /etc/sources.list and then apt-get install blah package to install the remainder of LinuxMCE.  Tests are so far very successful and in the next day or two we will ask others to begin testing this procedure.  After that DVD installers will follow with the hopes that they too will work as easy (or easier) than they have been.

Many small install bugs are being squashed with regards to network setup and general installation.  Hopefully we can improve the setup further to reduce any issues that people may experience.  Some issues may be known, others not.

As always testing is really, really, appreciated.  Please follow: for changes to LinuxMCE packages.

Happy LinuxMCE'ing!


Users / Re: GSD issues - all devices died.
« on: Today at 05:43:37 am »
:( shitty.  Ok.  It was targeting a specific issue that tschak was having... And I thought it may relate.  That aside.  We think we've reduced it to #350 Process Incoming Data.  If there is any code in that section could you comment it out (#) and reload.  We *think* that's where our issues are coming from and may help us find a solution.

In most cases this fn is doing nothing at all.

Thanks for the feedback and the help narrowing things down!  We really appreciate the testing!  Let me know if there's anything else I can answer or help with.  We are trying to determine the ultimate cause, but it is proving quite elusive ;)


Users / Re: Is it possible to host LinuxMCE on AWS?
« on: August 27, 2015, 11:32:58 pm »
We do have the option of disk based mds that do not rely on nfs for full boot, only to share lmce dirs.  That being said, most comms go through the dcerouter (core) and everything the system does will be affected by that lag.


Users / Re: apt-get upgrade problem
« on: August 27, 2015, 11:31:11 pm »
ick, that'll prevent further upgrades.

Developers / Re: PHP to execute sudo command
« on: August 27, 2015, 03:14:01 am »
Govo this *REALLY* awesome stuff!  The current proxy/filter menu items are hidden if the lmce packages are not installed.  Alblasco has been working on the firewall stuff and has some things prepared but I'm not sure how much.  It'd be really great if you could get together with him in IRC and work out any remaining issues :)

I know next to nothing about iptables but let me know if I can help in the install/packaging department to bring this to everyone! 

Thanks for working on LinuxMCE btw!!


Developers / Re: PHP to execute sudo command
« on: August 26, 2015, 07:57:26 pm »
fyi all, we're in the AgoControl section here.  But just wanted to add that in LinuxMCE apache will permit script execution from the /usr/pluto/bin directory.  Put your scripts there and they will be executable from php under apache.


Users / Re: Stopwatch / timer in events?
« on: August 26, 2015, 06:21:00 am »
This is awesome!  I have not had a chance to test this but I have been looking for this type of thing for some time.  For me I see it as a perfect use case with motion detectors and lighting.  As long as motion is detected the on-time is extended.  When the detection no longer occurs for a period of time it is turned off.  Very handy!


Mhm, this was all working, but the June DVD is quite old at this point.  I don't think we've pressed a dvd for 1404 for a bit now.  NetInstall is a good option.

The entire installation system is under overhaul and has seen a lot of changes over the last week.  This will continue for... likely another few days to a week before things settle down a little across all the different installation methods.

Thanks again for testing!


Installation issues / Re: 12.04 31133/31187/31214
« on: August 26, 2015, 06:15:54 am »
Thanks for the feedback.  Sorry for that.  I'll see if I can figure out what I did that caused that  ::)


Developers / Re: Slow and steady ... moving from Trac to Gitlab
« on: August 26, 2015, 06:14:08 am »
I think this is a great idea... once I understand step one of git.   :o  I think we are still at the initial goal of getting most of svn migrated (at least the current stuff).  I'm not sure yet if any one of us has even tried to clone the git repo...  heh.  That aside I am setting up a new builder to try and migrate our existing build scripts from svn to git.  mkbrown perhaps you want to get involved a little bit more at the early stages here and take the lead on developing a workflow wiki page for git.  I for one could benefit from any additional knowledge I can get my hands on.


Developers / Re: Slow and steady ... moving from Trac to Gitlab
« on: August 20, 2015, 08:59:43 pm »
Haven't been testing it yet.  Soon...  You'll have 1000 tickets to act on when you get back ;)


Installation issues / Re: Last update set drives offline
« on: August 19, 2015, 03:47:04 am »
Was my bad.  Missed a couple more things in the move from hal to udev.  Fix will be in the next update.   :D


Installation issues / Re: Last update set drives offline
« on: August 17, 2015, 09:25:37 pm »
:( I'll try to recreate this here. 

To be clear:  A router reload is not setting them offline, only on full reboot?

Thanks for the information guys!


Installation issues / Re: Issue with 12.4 video play back of mp4
« on: August 17, 2015, 09:23:51 pm »
koffel in IRC had a similar issue recently and he was able to resolve it by re-installing libxine

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apt-get install --reinstall libxine2 libxine2-bin libxine2-ffmpeg libxine2-misc-plugins libxine2-plugins libxine2-x

Try that out and see if that resolves your issue.  The clip you sent me plays perfectly on all my systems.


Installation issues / Re: Last update set drives offline
« on: August 17, 2015, 12:34:35 am »
Webadmin for NAS file server views shows nothing populated under UUID (same as 12.04).

I did not have to check online box.

Hey pigdog!

Both of these are expected for NAS based shares.  They will not get a UUID, nor should they be affected by any of the recent changes to udev.  Glad to hear that the NAS stuff is functioning for you! 


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