Making icecream monitor (icemon) work on Jaunty May 21, 2009Posted by lizardo in Debian/Ubuntu, Hints.
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While I have been using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (hardy) in my work laptop (for the very same reasons I used dapper for a long time), I knew that some Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) users were having problems with icemon (the icecream monitor) not working, i.e., not showing any nodes. I did not investigate the reasons behind this, but a colleague reported that he could successfully make it work by using the older version from intrepid.
So here goes a small how-to on installing the older icecc-monitor version (from intrepid) in jaunty:
- Download the icecc-monitor .deb package from http://packages.ubuntu.com/intrepid/i386/icecc-monitor/download
- Install the package with:
- The step above will successfully install the package, but in a future whole-system upgrade, it will again install the newer (buggy) version. To avoid that, you can tell dpkg to lock the package version, using the following command:
$ sudo dpkg -i icecc-monitor_*.deb
$ echo icecc-monitor hold | sudo dpkg --set-selections
If necessary, you can unlock it anytime using the command:
$ echo icecc-monitor install | sudo dpkg --set-selections
I did not check yet whether this has already been reported to the Launchpad, if anyone knows, feel free to comment.