[RDD] Ubuntu 16.04 Update (Seems OK now)

Wayne Merricks waynemerricks at thevoiceasia.com
Wed Jul 20 07:35:48 EDT 2016

Hi Fred/all,

Apologies for the delay, the current stable branch appears to be usable 
with Ubuntu 16.04 provided you manually tweak MySQL.  There is still 
oddness with QT fonts but that is most likely an Ubuntu and not a 
Rivendell problem.

Since I last tried, DB upgrades  from 2.10.3 seem to work fine (I have 
about 10,000 carts and its a system that has been running since 2012 in 
one form or another).  We don't use 16.04 Riv in production here so 
anyone thinking of using it be wary of potential for oddness but the 
normal stuff all seems fine.

One thing I have found, adding a host to the DB produces a truncated error:

invalid SQL or failed DB connection[Data truncated for column 
'INPUT_TYPE' at row 1 QMYSQL3: Unable to execute query]:

   insert into RDLIBRARY set

The record is added anyway so it is not a big issue but it boils down to 
INPUT_TYPE being an ENUM (A, D).  This might just be stable branch churn 
I'm not sure.

Please note, we don't use rdcatch, rdfeed or VTs here so I'm not really 
sure if any of that is broken (it seems OK but I've not clicked every 
option to try them out).

If you are planning a release soon, I'd say these changes are a good 
place to start with Ubuntu, there is nothing obviously wrong that I can 
find which is an improvement from barely working.



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