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Old 10-10-2006, 02:55 PM   #1
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Unhappy How to install avidemux


I really need help. I recently became the a proud user of mepis 3.4. I've been discovering how to use and abuse everything on my own for the last 2 weeks.(At times,I do miss Windows)But I can not figure out to install tar or use the command line correctly.Even when I try to follow the "read me " included, I just can't install it( all kind of erors). Is there any resource available that gives a step by step for not only installing , but understanding tar balls, command lines, debian packages,apt get, video editing programs and so on.If it sounds like I'm a 65 year old man...well...I am.
Please Help .
 
Old 10-10-2006, 03:16 PM   #2
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If I remember correctly, Mephis 3.4 uses regular .deb packages.

From your terminal prompt, do $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list

If it looks pretty much like this:
Code:
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main

deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
...use an editor to add this line
Code:
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable main
Then, as root, two commands; "apt-get update" "apt-get install avidemux" ... and you're done.

If you run into errors along the way ... ask!

Last edited by rickh; 10-10-2006 at 03:18 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2006, 05:51 PM   #3
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Thanks rickh.That was very helpful.
One question ...which editor?
 
Old 10-10-2006, 07:34 PM   #4
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nano (or pico) is/are quite easy to use from the box so to speak
 
Old 10-10-2006, 07:44 PM   #5
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You could even do a completely noobish thing and use a graphical text editor; gedit (gnome) or kedit (KDE). Only problem there is, you'll have to get into the gui as root in order to directly edit /etc/apt/sources.list

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Old 10-17-2006, 04:41 PM   #6
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thanks rickh.
 
Old 02-28-2007, 01:23 AM   #7
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apt-get install avidemux

thanks rickh
i'm running kanotix rc4 ... added :
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org sid main
to /etc/apt/sources.list
i used kate (editor) with "Run Command" and ran as different user (root)
and then : apt-get update and apt-get install avidemux (in konsole as su)
worked like a charm
you rock sir,
thank you

Last edited by motogp; 02-28-2007 at 01:26 AM.
 
  


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