[RDD] Ubuntu 16.04 Update (Seems OK now)

Nick Andre nick at wmfo.org
Mon Jun 5 19:28:36 EDT 2017

I'm piloting our auxiliary studio on 2.16.0 with 16.04 now and everything
seems fine.

Have we done any digging into the font issue? I would assume this is a Qt
issue. It looks pretty shabby, though it's usable.


On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 04:35 Wayne Merricks <waynemerricks at thevoiceasia.com>

> 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
>      INPUT_CARD=0,INPUT_PORT=0,INPUT_TYPE=0 ... STATION="ukriv005"
> 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.
> Regards,
> Wayne
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