Ubuntu 17.04 PPA; sabnzbd executable seems to be missing!

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spanky85
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Ubuntu 17.04 PPA; sabnzbd executable seems to be missing!

Post by spanky85 » May 31st, 2017, 12:10 pm

Hi, I just updated to Ubuntu 17.04 and have re-enabled the jcfp PPA, and confirmed sabnzbd is installed and up to date according to apt... but after an embarrassingly long time trying to figure out why it's not starting up, I've found that actually the executable isn't there!

It's meant to be installed to /usr/bin/sabnzbdplus by default, but that file definitely isn't there now. And it doesn't seem to be anywhere!

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[email protected]:~$ sudo find / -iname 'sabnzbdplus' -print
/etc/default/sabnzbdplus
/etc/init.d/sabnzbdplus
I still have the init script, defaults file, user, home directory and all configuration. Just not the actual executable (and presumably the other stuff the executable has alongside it).

Any idea what's happened, and how to fix it? I don't want to go removing and reinstalling the package just in case it also removes the existing configuration!

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Re: Ubuntu 17.04 PPA; sabnzbd executable seems to be missing

Post by jcfp » May 31st, 2017, 3:42 pm

spanky85 wrote:I still have the init script, defaults file, user, home directory and all configuration.
All of these would remain even if sabnzbdplus were uninstalled. The deb does have all the usual stuff in it too, see https://paste.ubuntu.com/24729977/

Best guess: it's not installed. Please do enlighten us with the output of the following commands:

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apt-cache policy sabnzbdplus

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dpkg -L sabnzbdplus

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Re: Ubuntu 17.04 PPA; sabnzbd executable seems to be missing

Post by spanky85 » May 31st, 2017, 4:12 pm

Goodness. That's rather embarrassing. It got uninstalled somehow, and bafflingly I thought I had already verified that it was still installed. I blame new-baby-induced sleep deprivation. Thank you for your reply, and thank you in advance for not berating and humiliating me ;)

Note to future users; if the home directory and so on are still present after an uninstall, it's safe to simply install again; it'll pick up exactly where it left off.

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Re: Ubuntu 17.04 PPA; sabnzbd executable seems to be missing

Post by knelmes » June 18th, 2017, 7:27 am

spanky, thanks for posting this. When I did the upgrade I spotted a message saying it would be removed and wasn't sure what to do but you're right, you can just reinstall (after re-adding the ppa)

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