[ubuntu-studio-devel] [Ubuntu Studio] Cry For Help

Ross Gammon rosco at ubuntustudio.org
Sun Mar 3 10:31:04 UTC 2019

Hi Erich,

I spent loads of time last weekend working on Carla. Trying to add all
the copyright notices for all the embedded software took by far the
longest. There were some strange warnings which I ran out of time to dig

One was about a missing dependency on python. The correct way to fix
this is to build with dh-python (pybuild) and put a ${python3:Depends}
in debian/control so that python is added automatically as a dependency.
But this builds a whole heap of cython files that I wasn't too sure
about, so I dropped it until I had more time to investigate.

The other was a warning about an empty package which sounded a bit serious.

I will keep working on Carla, and then move on to the others.

It looks like there are some serious archive issues at the moment
(including serious bugs that require a new round of testing for the
Xenial ISO, and a glibc tranistion - which is now the new thing holding
up the fixed lmms by the way). These things normally keep potential
sponsors busy, and it is normal for stuff to be uploaded right up to the

You are doing the right thing in keeping the bugs up to date, and
letting the developer mailing lists know we need help.



On 3/3/19 3:50 AM, Erich Eickmeyer wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've done what I can to get lintian output and links to the PPA (in this
> case, the Ubuntu Studio Developer's Autobuilds PPA) in the bug reports,
> along with the tags. If anyone can help me with getting this finished,
> that would be great.
> Erich
> On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 2:09 PM, Erich Eickmeyer
> <erich at ericheickmeyer.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 11:54 AM, Erich Eickmeyer
>> <eeickmeyer at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>>> [Sent to: Ubuntu Studio Development, Ubuntu MOTUs, Ubuntu Release
>>> Team] Hello all, Over the course of the past few months, myself, Len
>>> Ovens, and Ross Gammon have been working hard on updating the Ubuntu
>>> Studio tools. In particluar, we have done a number of things to the
>>> tools: * Updated Ubuntu Studio Controls (ubuntustudio-controls) with
>>> a number of bug fixes * Renamed Ubuntu Studio Meta Installer to
>>> Ubuntu Studio Installer (ubuntustudio-installer) and gave it a
>>> secondary purpose of installing Ubuntu Studio's stack on top of a
>>> flavor other than Ubuntu Studio (think of Ubuntu Studio as a ToolKit)
>>> * Updated Ubuntu Studio's default theme and icon theme (part of
>>> ubuntustudio-look and ubuntustudio-default-settings in addition to
>>> ubuntustudio-icon-theme) * Updated Ubuntu Studio's plymouth boot
>>> theme (part of ubuntustudio-look) * Added a GRUB theme
>>> (grub2-themes-ubuntustudio) * Fixed bugs and missing apps in our menu
>>> (ubuntustudio-menu) * Worked upstream with the developer of Carla to
>>> get Carla in Ubuntu's repos. Unfortunately, none of that made it in
>>> before feature freeze, despite my mailing our development list that
>>> it needed to happen, and tagging certain packages with [needs
>>> packaging]. Perhaps I'm just doing it wrong. Basically, it comes down
>>> to this: Nobody on the Ubuntu Studio Team has upload privileges in
>>> any way. As such, these tools are sitting waiting to be uploaded. So
>>> now, unless I'm wrong, each one of the packages now needs a Feature
>>> Freeze Exception to be uploaded into the repo. This is disappointing
>>> because, as of right now, Ubuntu Studio 19.04 is looking identical to
>>> Ubuntu Studio 18.10. My intention was to apply to become a MOTU after
>>> the release of 19.04 in order to prevent situations like this from
>>> happening again. Unfortunately, it looks like that will be too late
>>> unless we can get someone to get in and review these packages: *
>>> https://launchpad.net/grub2-themes-ubuntustudio *
>>> https://launchpad.net/ubuntustudio-controls *
>>> https://launchpad.net/ubuntustudio-installer *
>>> https://launchpad.net/ubuntustudio-icon-theme *
>>> https://launchpad.net/ubuntustudio-look *
>>> https://launchpad.net/ubuntustudio-menugrub2-theme-ubuntustudio-
>>> <https://launchpad.net/ubuntustudio-menu> *
>>> https://launchpad.net/ubuntustudio-default-settings *
>>> https://launchpad.net/carla So, please take this as our cry for help
>>> to get these packages updated and included. I don't know how to do
>>> this, and I've never been shown the process. So, maybe my MOTU
>>> training sarts here. Thank you for your time, and in advance for your
>>> help. ---- Erich Eickmeyer Council Chair Ubuntu Studio ubuntustudio.org 
>> Bug reports are as follows: 1816673, 1818372, 1818368, 1818369,
>> 1818370, 1818366, 1809024, 1818373
>> I realize that at least two of these are going to require FFe's, and
>> the one for the GRUB theme looks recent because I had to re-upload the
>> git repo due to an error Launchpad was having with grabbing the
>> existing repo.
>> I'd appreciate help with this.
>> Erich

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