Pl/R abjectly refuses to build under Intrepid (8.10). No package for it, requires postgresql source, and even then it fails. But wait! There's a Jaunty package. A good excuse to upgrade (and postpone real work for another few hours)? Can it be done over a remote ssh without knocking the box over?
On the upside, Oh My Lord, the campus network is Mad-Fast.
The new ubuntu install tools (do-release-upgrade) helpfully inform me:
"You have to download a total of 1735M. This download will take about
3 hours 40 minutes with a 1Mbit DSL connection and about 2 days 19
hours with a 56k modem. "
Um, yeah. 5 minutes later...
Done http://ftp.osuosl.org jaunty/main postgresql-contrib-8.3 8.3.7-1
[81%] 9469kB/s 35s
Holy mother-of-wow. I love my campus, and i highly recommend ftp.osuosl.org for West Coasters looking for a screaming mirror.
Of course, unpacking takes a while.
First problems arise therein:
"dpkg: libjack0: dependency problems, but removing anyway as you request:
stk depends on libjack0 (>= 0.109.2); however:
Package libjack0 is to be removed.
mplayer depends on libjack0 (>= 0.109.2); however:
Package libjack0 is to be removed."
NOOOOoooo! Give me back my libjack! This is a work computer, and libjack is definitely not for work, though the psychic relief of multitrack recording with rosegarden definitely helps. What gives?
Total upgrade takes ~50 minutes. At last:
System upgrade is complete.
To finish the upgrade, a restart is required.
If you select 'y' the system will be restarted.
Continue [yN] y
Broadcast message from xian@ocimum
(/dev/pts/2) at 20:19 ...
The system is going down for reboot NOW!
It goes down, and doesn't come back up. Looks like i'll be driving into the lab today...