Exploding Vortexbox...

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Exploding Vortexbox...

Post by jack » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:43 am

My VB is exhibiting the symptoms in https://www.vortexbox.org/forum/support ... ng-through

Don't need this - rather pissed off about it really,

As the underlying h/w is Innuos, they've agreed to update it for free to their own server s/w, but I may lose some functionality - as SWMBO is a linguist, foreign language internet radio is a must, as are YouTube playlists & Spotify...

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Re: Exploding Vortexbox...

Post by Dave the bass » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:31 pm

Erks, you run 2.3 Nick?
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Post by jack » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:37 pm

Dave the bass wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:31 pm
Erks, you run 2.3 Nick?
Yep - because it's an Innuos server with OEM VB running - it's stuck on 2.3.

Upgrading to 2.4 is increasingly looking like the only viable option, and it's a MAJOR PAIN as it's a disk-wipe-and-clean-install job.

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Post by Dave the bass » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:37 am

I'm tempted to hold off hitting the 'VB Upgrade' button for now, ta for the heads up.
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Re: Exploding Vortexbox...

Post by jack » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:56 pm

Took a couple of hours but now sorted.

Needed to log into an SSH session as root, set up a genuine and complete Fedora FC20 yum repo, uninstall perl (which also uninstalls Vortexbox, nginx and some other bits), upgrade Fedora, then install perl 5.18.4, then reinstall Vortexbox and it's various hangers on, then reinstall all the LMS stuff (latest version though) including plugins like Spotify and YouTube plus their API keys, then mark nginx as an autostart service... Etc.

So now have fully patched Fedora FC20 installation with latest security patches, fully patched Vortexbox 2.3, latest LMS, also fully patched... All music still there also most original settings retained...

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Re: Exploding Vortexbox...

Post by shane » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:58 am

Now I know why vinyl’s coming back.
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Re: Exploding Vortexbox...

Post by jack » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:42 am

shane wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:58 am
Now I know why vinyl’s coming back.
Yep. It wasn't obvious. I now know more about VB than I ever wanted to - as far as I know, i'm the only person who has fixed this issue without a clean install (which means re-installing all your music).

Anyway, back to normal now.

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Re: Exploding Vortexbox...

Post by Mike H » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:48 am

All sounds like Greek to me! :shock:



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Re: Exploding Vortexbox...

Post by pre65 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:01 am

Mike H wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:48 am
All sounds like Greek to me! :shock:
Learning Greek might be easier. :lol:
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Re: Exploding Vortexbox...

Post by jack » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:10 am

pre65 wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:01 am
Mike H wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:48 am
All sounds like Greek to me! :shock:
Learning Greek might be easier. :lol:
Nah. My wife speaks/reads/writes Greek (and Arabic) and, believe me, they are tough languages.

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