Recently apt-get update started throwing notices which read:
Ignoring file 'opera.list.distUpgrade' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension
Ignoring file 'opera.list.save' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension
It occured because sources.list.d directory isn’t supposed to contain files with .distupgrade and .save extensions, but since I upgraded my distribution from 10.04, backup copies of the source files were made with .distUpgrade appended to them. Similarly .save files were not supposed to be in the directory which made it throw this error. Fortunately you can suppress this error by executing the following command:
sudo sh -c "echo 'Dir::Ignore-Files-Silently:: \"(.save|.distupgrade)$\";' > /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99ignoresave"
This will suppress the error. Next time you run sudo apt-get update you wouldn’t see those errors.
UPDATE: Apt 0.8.8 seems to have fixed the issue as mentionedby _khAttAm_ in comments. You can install it from Unstable repositories.
I decided to test:
Mozilla Firefox 3.6.6
Google Chrome 5.0.375.86 and
All the browsers used for test were clean installs on Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat Alpha. Read the rest of this entry »
To err is human. Humans forget things, MySQL root password is one of those things. However, its not very difficult to reset the root password if you have root access to the machine.
The tutorial does seem a bit long because of all the alternate ways to kill and start the mysqld, but trust me its simple.
Here’s in short what we will be going to do:
- Step 1: Stop mysql server process
- Step 2: Start mysqld with --skip-grant-tables option.
- Step 3: Run mysql without any parameters.
- Step 4: Change the root admin password (old password not required.)
- Step 5: Close mysql and restart mysql server.
And here are the detailed instructions to reset MySQL root password: Read the rest of this entry »
I had problems with playing media files in VLC in Maverick Meerkat. Other players (SMPlayer) seemed to work fine. VLC gave errors like:
“No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format “XVID”. VLC Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.”
“No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format “H264”. VLC Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.”
Found this solution written by my friend khattam but it didn’t solve my issue. It still gave errors.
I solved the errors after removing libavutil-extra-49, libavutil-extra-50 and installing libavutil50, libavutil49.
sudo apt-get install libavutil50 libavutil49
This will automatically remove the libavutil-extra-49 and libavutil-extra-50 and install libavutil50 and libavutil49 over it. It solved the issue for me.
Click here if this doesn’t solve your issue.