Trusty Extras

Richard Elkins richard.elkins at
Sat Dec 14 16:19:14 UTC 2013


I agree with you about "Extras" (barely bother.....").  However, a
newbie following forum advice about how to get the latest
DVD/CSS/Java/whatever might install ubuntu-restricted-extras and get a
404.  That is a lousy way of finding out no-can-do, yes?  It's also a
weird surprise for non-newbies.

Assumption: ubuntu-restricted-extras will eventually be permitted for a
given release.  True?
My (cheap) suggestion, then, would be one of the following:
1 - Clone the Extras from the previous release (Saucy, in this case).
2 - If Extras are not yet desirable during a testing cycle, create an
empty Extras repo.
3 - If Extras are not yet desirable during a testing cycle, create
ubuntu-restricted-extras in the testing repo that simply causes a simple
notification to that effect  to be shown during installation attempts.

I don't care which approach is used or another one that I haven't
thought of.  I just do not like errno=2 or 404 surprises.


On 12/14/2013 01:28 AM, Elfy wrote:
> On 13/12/13 19:15, Richard Elkins wrote:
>> Elfy,
>> Followed instructions.  The sound indicator did not show up on Panel 0
>> in the right-hand corner.  The work-around
>> ("INDICATOR_ALLOW_NO_WATCHERS=yes" in /etc/environment and reboot) had
>> no effect.  Be patient and wait for the migration to complete?
>> The psensor showed up and is useful.  Date/Time is still there.
>> Different subject: Anyone have an idea why "Extras" is still MIA (404)?
>> The work-around is easy (use Saucy Extras in place of Trusty Extras).
>> Again, wait for future instructions?
>> Richard
> Did the sound-indicator appear yet - assuming a reboot in the
> meantime. I've personally had no issues with it - I was using the
> previous instructions (saucy) and had it constantly. Lost it on the
> sudo make uninstalls - which was good - the one time I was expecting
> to lose it, then it reappeared after following the new instructions.
> You did I assume install it?
> As far as Extras goes - I rarely bother enabling it for at least the
> first few months. Though there's nothing in there I particularly need
> or want.
> Elfy

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