Stephen Michael Kellat

Call For Testing: Backporting Dianara 1.3.6 From Ubuntu Zesty Zapus To Other Supported Versions

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Slipped in as of January 12th was a new version of Dianara that I've been waiting on. It is in Zesty Zapus which will come out in April. Since Debian is entering a freeze period this will be the last version to roll down the pike into Ubuntu. I could start fiddling with snapcraft but I've got enough on my plate at the moment.


Your help is needed in testing the proposed backport. You need to be running any of the Ubuntu flavors on 14.04, 16.04, or 16.10. Mint users are appreciated for their enthusiasm but won't be able to play along in this game as they're running a Frankenstein's Monster that isn't quite binary-compatible with Ubuntu anymore.


First you need to run the following command to add the testing PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:skellat/tests


There will be disclaimers asking if you're out of your mind as this PPA has stuff in it that may make your machine go kaboom. Accept that and add the PPA. After that please go to your favorite package management tool and either upgrade only Dianara or install it for the first time. Once that is done, please open Dianara and use the program. Leave a comment on this post. Like somebody else's post. Otherwise use the package.


If the program works, please leave a comment here saying which version of Ubuntu you were using. After that, please visit https://bugs.launchpad.net/trusty-backports/+bug/1656729, click on the "This bug affects you" link, and select "Yes, it affects me".


When you are done testing, please quickly run sudo apt-add-repository --remove ppa:skellat/tests to remove the PPA from your package archives. Many things go into that testing PPA. You do not want to break your system.


If we can wrap up testing in a week or two, that would be great.

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I'm running Dianara 1.3.4-1 from Ubuntu's universe repository. About to switch to the PPA version.

James Dearing 🐲 at 2017-01-16T15:22:04Z

The upgrade to 1.3.6 went flawlessly. I'm running Ubuntu 16.10.

James Dearing 🐲 at 2017-01-16T15:26:07Z