[Abcde-users] what to do?

Ron ronljohnsonjr at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 22:04:41 BST 2020

On 8/9/20 3:50 PM, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> Hi Rich,
> On Sun, Aug 09, 2020 at 12:12:36PM -0600, Rich Painter wrote:
>> My Ubuntu 14 repo is still showing abcde at 2.5.4
> There's a reason for that - that's a *really* old LTS release and it's
> way past EOL. I'd *strongly* recommend upgrading to get security
> support at least.

I recommend 18.04, having heard of some weirdness in 20.04.

>> And the CDDB server status resolves nothing.
>> What should we do to get a working abcde? Is there something we can edit in a
>> config file to at least let the program run and I manually enter titles?
> You could try adding "-n" on the command line, or "CDDBAVAIL=n" in
> your config file. If you move forward to a current version of Ubuntu
> you'd also have the option of using Musicbrainz for lookups.

And deinstall the abcde package, then install from source.

Angular momentum makes the world go 'round.

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