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Old 11-10-2009, 10:17 PM   #1
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How to install packages from unofficial.debian-maintainers.org on a "testing" system


(Edit: See the later post for the solution.)

I'm trying to download libdvdcss package from http://unofficial.debian-maintainers.org/ and am getting nowhere. This is what I did so far:

Added these lines to my /etc/apt/sources.list file:
Code:
deb http://unofficial.debian-maintainers.org/ lenny/backports main contrib non-free restricted
deb-src http://unofficial.debian-maintainers.org/ lenny/backports main contrib non-free restricted
I then downloaded the key via:
Then added the key via:
Code:
 apt-key add archive-key.asc
Then did the update:
Code:
apt-get update
All of that went well, but then when I try to download and install libdvdcss, I get an error:
Code:
yoga:/home/brentg# apt-get install libdvdcss
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package libdvdcss is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package libdvdcss has no installation candidate
(Edit: See a later post for a speculation as to why the error message about libdvdcss not being "available" above; I think it is because libdvdcss2 exists, but libdvdcss does not.)

My current /etc/apt/sources.list file reads:

Code:
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib
deb http://security.debian.org testing/updates main

deb http://unofficial.debian-maintainers.org/ lenny/backports main contrib non-free restricted
deb-src http://unofficial.debian-maintainers.org/ lenny/backports main contrib non-free restricted
Yes, I know it must be that I have "testing" and not "lenny" there. Should I be using something other than "lenny", and if so, what matches with "testing" these days?

Thanks,
bg

Edit: I do note that squeeze/testing section on that web page:
Code:
# Unofficial Maintainers (squeeze/testing backports)
# Note: This repository is not yet populated.
deb http://unofficial.debian-maintainers.org/ squeeze/backports main contrib non-free restricted
But it states "not yet populated" so I'm looking for alternatives.

deb-src http://unofficial.debian-maintainers.org/ squeeze/backports main contrib non-free restricted

Last edited by bgoodr; 11-15-2009 at 09:59 AM. Reason: Posting an Edit for the direct link to the solution post
 
Old 11-10-2009, 10:32 PM   #2
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The packages in "lenny/backports" will depend on other packages in lenny proper. You have no lines for lenny in your sources.list.

I'm a little confused as to what you are trying to do. Your system appears to be primarily using testing (squeeze to answer you question), but you are trying to install packges backported to lenny (stable).

If it is your intention to track testing, replace "lenny/backports" with "testing/backports" (or perhaps "squeeze/backports", depending on how the repo is setup). I just had a look at http://unofficial.debian-maintainers.org/ and it seems that the testing repo is not populated with packages yet... so you'll have to wait till it is.


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Old 11-10-2009, 10:35 PM   #3
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Seems you edited while I was replying.

Regarding alternatives, it depends what packges you want. I've always found http://debian-multimedia.org useful.

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Old 11-10-2009, 10:36 PM   #4
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I just had a look at http://unofficial.debian-maintainers.org/ and it seems that the testing repo is not populated with packages yet... so you'll have to wait till it is.
Thanks. I will wait. I can also always build the libdvdcss from sources if I care enough about it, which I don't (but that doesn't suit me right now so I won't).

bg
 
Old 11-11-2009, 05:36 AM   #5
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Use debian-multimedia.org, the only things I see that aren't there are opera and skype and they have their own repos anyway.
 
Old 11-15-2009, 09:50 AM   #6
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debian-multimedia.org solves it

Quote:
Originally Posted by craigevil View Post
Use debian-multimedia.org, the only things I see that aren't there are opera and skype and they have their own repos anyway.
I verified that the debian-multimedia.org approach does work. Thanks a heap.

Things just simply work. But there is no "libdvdcss" package anymore from what I can tell; it is called "libdvdcss2" for some odd reason.

Code:
$ dpkg -l *dvd*
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version        Description
+++-==============-==============-============================================
ii  dvd+rw-tools   7.1-5          DVD+-RW/R tools
un  dvdauthor      <none>         (no description available)
un  libdvdcss      <none>         (no description available)
un  libdvdcss-dev  <none>         (no description available)
un  libdvdcss0     <none>         (no description available)
ii  libdvdcss2     1.2.10-0.3     Simple foundation for reading DVDs - runtime
un  libdvdcss2-dev <none>         (no description available)
ii  libdvdnav4     4.1.3-5        DVD navigation library
rc  libdvdread3    0.9.7-11       library for reading DVDs
ii  libdvdread4    4.1.3-7        library for reading DVDs
bg
 
Old 07-09-2012, 02:23 PM   #7
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Thanks!

Hi, you made my day!
It was so frustrating, and now: Great cinema even on my nice eeePC, running squeeze "stable"!

Thanks!
Niklaus

Quote:
Originally Posted by bgoodr View Post
I verified that the debian-multimedia.org approach does work. Thanks a heap.

Things just simply work. But there is no "libdvdcss" package anymore from what I can tell; it is called "libdvdcss2" for some odd reason.

Code:
$ dpkg -l *dvd*
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version        Description
+++-==============-==============-============================================
ii  dvd+rw-tools   7.1-5          DVD+-RW/R tools
un  dvdauthor      <none>         (no description available)
un  libdvdcss      <none>         (no description available)
un  libdvdcss-dev  <none>         (no description available)
un  libdvdcss0     <none>         (no description available)
ii  libdvdcss2     1.2.10-0.3     Simple foundation for reading DVDs - runtime
un  libdvdcss2-dev <none>         (no description available)
ii  libdvdnav4     4.1.3-5        DVD navigation library
rc  libdvdread3    0.9.7-11       library for reading DVDs
ii  libdvdread4    4.1.3-7        library for reading DVDs
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