Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

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Re: Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

Postby jackcholt » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:04 pm

I also am unable to install fahcontrol on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS because of an incompatibility with the installed Python version.

I have tried "sudo apt install python" but get the following error:

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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
python is already the newest version (2.7.11-1).
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 fahcontrol : Depends: python-support (>= 0.90.0) but it is not installable
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).


When I try "sudo apt-get -f install" as it suggests I get:
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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libbonoboui2-0 libbonoboui2-common libgnome2-0 libgnome2-bin
  libgnomecanvas2-0 libgnomecanvas2-common libgnomeui-0 libgnomeui-common
  libidl-2-0 liborbit2 python-gconf python-gnome2 python-pyorbit
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  fahcontrol
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
After this operation, 2,020 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]


In other words it wants to uninstall fahcontrol. It looks like I'm in a loop.
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Re: Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

Postby bruce » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:18 pm

Personally, I'm facing the same issue. I have three thoughts but have not validated any of them yet.

1) If you install FAHClient/FAHControl on an earlier version (where the older version of Python is present) and then do an "upgrade" to 16.04, it should preserve the older version, along with the installation of the new version. [I agree: That's not a very attractive option.]
2) I saw this issue listed somewhere on Ubuntu.com and there was a suggestion about how to get the older version.
3) The FAH "package" fails to report it's dependencies properly. I'm reporting this as a bug associated with the installation package.
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Re: Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

Postby 7im » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:48 pm

See the link posted by Joe_H a few posts back. Those instructions fix the problem. I have personally used it to get FAHControl running on 16.x.
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Re: Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

Postby bfromcolo » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:46 pm

I tried installing FAH in Mint 18, Initially FAHClient would install but FAHControl would fail on the python error. I executed the instructions above and now fail installing FAHClient with the following: ...

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Re: Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

Postby davidcoton » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:54 pm

This thread is about Ubuntu, not Mint. Stick to your other thread -- we have cross-posted without the latest info being available there. I suggest you re-post this there (hope the mods won't object) and hope someone else can understand why Mint18 still causes problems for FAHControl installation.
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Re: Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

Postby mmonnin » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:10 am

Have you ever installed Mint? Do you know what screen appears when shutting down Mint? A Ubuntu splash screen in Ubuntu colors!
https://www.linuxmint.com/about.php

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Re: Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

Postby 7im » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:57 am

mmonnin wrote:Have you ever installed Mint? Do you know what screen appears when shutting down Mint? A Ubuntu splash screen in Ubuntu colors!
https://www.linuxmint.com/about.php

Good job mods for deleting useful info.


Except the latest version of Ubuntu works with Fah (with some extra help), and the latest version of Mint does not. Seems like two different threads are appropriate. Thank you mods for not letting this thread get hijacked. Useful info can always be posted in the other thread.
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Re: Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

Postby bfromcolo » Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:11 am

Last I looked Mint 18 was based on Ubuntu 16.04 and I would expect the issues and solutions to be similar, thats why I posted here since the solution I attempted was posted in this thread. But whatever...
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Re: Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

Postby mmonnin » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:52 am

Hey man, any other time they would be thread nazis and merge the other thread here if they knew that.
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Re: Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

Postby Dr.Quantum » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:45 pm

The Problem is, that the python-support package has been replaced by the package dh-python in Ubuntu 16.04, so the folding@home packages need updated dependencies. I guess the fahcontrol package should require either python-support or dh-python (or more specifically dh_python2, which is part of dh-python). Something like Depends: python-support | dh-python will probably do the trick, according to https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-polic ... ships.html
See also http://askubuntu.com/questions/766169/w ... t-in-16-04

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Re: Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

Postby Joe_H » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:29 pm

bfromcolo wrote:Last I looked Mint 18 was based on Ubuntu 16.04 and I would expect the issues and solutions to be similar, thats why I posted here since the solution I attempted was posted in this thread. But whatever...


The Ubuntu version might be based on that, but they also release a Debian based Mint. With Linux distros, "based on" does not equal "same as". Mint is its own version of Linux that due to influences from multiple sources has its own quirks and idiosyncrasies.
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Re: Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

Postby superstewie » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:23 am

The solution here: - viewtopic.php?f=96&t=28716&start=15#p285382

doesn't work for me on Ubuntu Server 16.04. Sorry if in wrong thread.

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Re: Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

Postby Joe_H » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:48 pm

Welcome to the folding support forum.

You got the right thread, the posts on Mint were off-topic. Hopefully someone familiar with the issue of installing the older Python support come along with some helpful advice.
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Re: Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

Postby JimF » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:26 pm

I have installed FAH twice on Ubuntu 16.04, but as I recall the original instructions were a bit obscure, so I simplified them:

First copy these files to the desktop:
"python-support_1.0.15_all.deb"
"fahclient_7.4.4_amd64.deb"
"fahclient_7.4.4_amd64.deb"
I don't use the viewer, but you could do the same for that.

Then:
(1) Right-click on "python-support_1.0.15_all.deb" and install
(2) Right-click on "fahclient_7.4.4_amd64.deb" package and install
(3) Right-click on "fahcontrol_7.4.4-1_all.deb" and install.

-> Reboot
-> Search in Ubuntu Software "Installed" programs list for FAHControl
=> Click on FAHControl in the list of programs and launch it.
Then lock FAHControl to the Launcher

You can start it up and configure FAHControl from there.
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Re: Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 beta

Postby bruce » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:15 pm

Thanks, JimF, for a concise How-To with all the required information.
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