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Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Packaging/DistributionPackages/Ubuntu

06/23/20 08:27:23 (14 months ago)
Antoine Martin



  • Packaging/DistributionPackages/Ubuntu

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     1{{{#!div class="box"
     3= Ubuntu Packages =
     5The problems with [/wiki/Packaging/DistributionPackages distribution packages] are well known, but the spectrum of problems with the Ubuntu packages is so extreme that it deserves its own wiki page.
     7TLDR: use official packages from [https://xpra.org] and things should just work.
     12The number one support request on the bug tracker, mailing list and IRC channel is by far "problems with the Ubuntu" packages, this is solved in 99% of cases by installing the official packages.
     14This list is by no means exhaustive, but it should be enough to understand why the Ubuntu packages should be avoided (some of those issues are seriously debilitating):
     15* [https://lists.devloop.org.uk/pipermail/shifter-users/2019-December/002450.html Why can't I start xpra on a remote host and connect to it?] - Lubuntu 18.04
     16* [https://superuser.com/questions/1199110/ xpra ubuntu html5 server problems] : html5 client is missing (also: [https://github.com/mviereck/x11docker/issues/204#issuecomment-574943308 I could not get the example html5 client working..])
     17* tty permissions issues with [/wiki/Xdummy]
     18* [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xpra/+bug/1777753 unable to start Xserver via ssh]
     19* [https://superuser.com/questions/1222706/ubuntu-login-screen-hangs-after-installing-xpra/1265430#1265430 Ubuntu login screen hangs after installing xpra]
     20* [https://askubuntu.com/questions/930161/ Ubuntu 16.04.2 cannot login after installing xpra]
     21* [https://askubuntu.com/questions/821199/ xpra version on ubuntu 16.04] (compatibility problems)
     22* [https://xpra.org/trac/ticket/2580#comment:2 clipboard not working] (with Ubuntu 18.04 server version 2.1.3-r17247)
     23* [https://github.com/kaueraal/run_scaled/issues/21#issuecomment-481983390 Stopped working suddenly on Ubuntu 18.04]
     24* [https://lists.devloop.org.uk/pipermail/shifter-users/2020-May/002578.html Chrome window can not be resized or moved] (Ubuntu Focal)
     25* [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-dummy/+bug/1589447/comments/8 Xdummy cannot be used in Xenial]
     26* [https://xpra.org/trac/ticket/1783#comment:5 Cannot get "Get started" to work] (XUbuntu 16.04)
     27* [http://xpra.org/trac/changeset/25649 workaround for buggy Debian / Ubuntu patch]
     32Some examples from IRC:
     3418:39 < flonash> hi there! I'm trying to setup xpra in a ubuntu 16.04 docker container, but the "start-desktop" command isn't available back then. What alternatives are there? Thanks so much for helping me with this!
     3519:52 < flonash> it was still giving v0.15.6 .. but it looks like the instructions in that link weren't as helpful as https://winswitch.org/downloads/debian-repository.html?dist_select=xenial which worked
     3619:53 < flonash> I'm now up and running!
     4018:54 < caffeineaddict> damn, default ubuntu version is `xpra v2.1.3-r17247M` ... brb upgrading that first
     4119:31 < caffeineaddict> <.< latest version of software makes it work ... who'da thunk
     44And many more..