I’ve just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” on a number of devices. It’s been smooth so far, and I’ll write up the issues I’ve found soon. In the mean time, I’ve added a few packages to the precise repository.
- handbrake-gtk and handbrake-cli, taken directly from the official PPA. The oneiric package runs in precise so I haven’t rebuilt it.
- mysql-query-browser, mysql-admin, and their dependencies, taken directly from oneiric. These have been replaced by MySQL Workbench and dropped from precise. However, Workbench doesn’t support MySQL 4, so if you are still forced to work with that ancient release, you still need mysql-query-browser.
- loco, from the lucid repo. I like to colourise logs whilst debugging.
- system-profile, a bash script with cron job that I wrote to take a summary of all installed hardware and running settings which aren’t easily found in the filesystem. Sure, you can run “cat /proc/cpuinfo” while the server is running, but what about when it’s dead? system-profile gives you the same information, provided you made a backup of the filesystem. You do have backups, right?
- aircrack-ng, taken directly from oneiric.