[winswitch] Trouble installing Xpra 0.17.5 on Ubuntu 16.04

Philip Loewen philip at tidepool.ca
Thu Aug 25 06:04:12 BST 2016

Thanks for this excellent software!

Something strange happens when I try to update xpra on Ubuntu 16.04. My 
usual steps produce an error message that makes me think the problem is 
somewhere at winswitch.org. Is it? (If not, what should I do?) Here's 
what I see:

$ sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,673 kB of archives. After unpacking 14.3 kB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]
Get: 1 http://winswitch.org xenial/main amd64 xpra amd64 0.17.5-r13454-1 
[1,673 kB]
Err http://winswitch.org xenial/main amd64 xpra amd64 0.17.5-r13454-1
   Writing more data than expected (1672748 > 1672628)
E: Failed to fetch 
Writing more data than expected (1672748 > 1672628)


On 2016-08-24 03:57 AM, Antoine Martin via shifter-users wrote:
> Hi,
> This update contains a large number of fixes, but none of them are
> critical. There is no urgency to update if you are not affected by these
> issues.
> The webcam forwarding fixes are probably the most noticeable ones.
> There are a number of packaging fixes: workarounds for OSX El Capitan
> (where root is not really root..), some FreeBSD fixes, etc
> Because of the longer than average gap with the previous update and this
> one, there are quite a few library updates (ffmpeg, pillow, gstreamer,
> etc) and also some RPM packaging updates (trying to workaround some
> Fedora conflicts, naming updates).
> One long-standing bug still present in this release is the SSH password
> mode with OSX clients, this is finally fixed in the current beta release
> but may not get applied to the v0.17.x branch because the change would
> be too intrusive. Until then, use SSH keys, TCP mode, or try the beta
> builds.
> Release notes:
> * fix sound codec order: prevent incompatibilities with gdp payloader
> * fix internal error with some values for the window title option
> * fix crash on FreeBSD caused by buggy netifaces package
> * fix strict build on FreeBSD, use correct Xvfb command
> * fix video region statistics not correctly reset
> * fix OSX PKG installation errors on El Capitan and later
> * fix OSX installation warnings
> * fix X11 keyboard layout setup code corner case handling
> * fix VP9 speed setting to prevent excruciatingly slow compression
> * fix honour socket-dirs value found in configuration files
> * fix Fedora 25+ builds hanging during printer probing
> * fix unnecessary delay in network layer of MS Windows clients
> * fix xvid encoder debug overlay (now only enabled with debugging)
> * fix x265 compilation with python3
> * fix cursor errors with no data to send
> * fix v4l2 module build on older platforms, add missing build switch
> * fix CentOS 7.1 cryptography packaging dependency
> * fix misleading cryptography import error message
> * fix logging loops with 'network' and 'crypto' debug flags
> * fix spurious sound log messages on some platforms (ie: CentOS 6.x)
> * fix webcam spurious warnings when already disabled
> * fix webcam skewed picture
> * fix size calculations for the 1 pixel bottom edge of video areas
> * fix heavy import with side effects for shadow servers
> * fix MS Windows shadow servers picture corruption
> * fix jpeg wrongly included in auto-refresh encodings
> * fix compatibility with ffmpeg 3.1+, warn but don't fail
> * fix socket-dir option not being honoured
> * fix log dir in commented out Xvfb example
> * fix build on some non US locales
> The source:
> https://xpra.org/src/
> Binaries/repositories:
> https://winswitch.org/downloads/
> Direct binary downloads:
> https://xpra.org/dists/
> Beta:
> https://xpra.org/beta/
> Cheers
> Antoine
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