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Old 10-05-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
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Issue's with medibuntu and VLC


I had some issues with VLC, in that I had to reinstall it but did not have all the sundry items that accompanies it. One such was to install Medibuntu here I found a warning of all sorts of nasty things could happen if i install it onto my PC. There was something about it (medibuntu) coming from a site not recognized by Cannonical. Is it safe to install everything related to what is needed to use VLC completely? Also what all is required?
I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:42 PM   #2
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post your apt sources file in /etc

Go to medibuntu.org and follow instructions in 'repository howto'
 
Old 10-06-2012, 01:28 AM   #3
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amani,
I went to medibuntu.org and followed the instructons then installed the updates from my update manager. So far all seems well, I am not sure about "post your apt sources file in /etc". Where would I find /etc, is it a hidden file?
 
Old 10-06-2012, 11:55 AM   #4
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If things are ok, then there is no need to post this file: /etc/apt/sources.list
 
Old 10-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #5
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To be clear on this.

You would look for the /etc/apt/sources.list by going to your file browser and clicking on "file system" then "etc" then "apt" then right click on the file "sources.list" to view it.

A much easier way is to simply us one of these commands.
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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
This is good for editing. You may need to change the "gedit" part of that so that it calls for your correct text editor.
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cat /etc/apt/sources.list
This will let you look at the contents of the file in terminal and copy/paste it to, say, a post on a forum.

Your sources.list is what, in Debian based systems, controls the repos you have access to. Your error message was undoubtedly do to you not having the "public key" for medibuntu. This allows your box to check and make sure that the packages actually are coming from the correct place and are correctly signed by that place.

This is why it is best to only use official repos to get your packages. Medibuntu is considered one of the official repos by most folks. It has in it some packages that for one reason or another can't be in the regular Ubuntu repos. Could be that they do not meet Debian definitions of "free". Could, more likely, be packages that are not legal in some countries.

Ubuntu, or any other distro, can't be customizing repos for individual countries. It is up to you to know if the function of the packages is legal where you are or not.
 
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:58 PM   #6
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amani and widget, thank you both for helping me out. All seems well as I am able to play a DVD using VLC. So I have to say so far so good.

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Old 10-07-2012, 04:22 AM   #7
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Sounds good. You should mark the thread solved.
 
Old 10-07-2012, 11:21 PM   #8
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widget, good advice. Consider it done.
 
  


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