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Old 07-15-2007, 02:00 PM   #1
jimmy512
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Unhappy Nasty Apt Dependency Issues using Mencoder [SOLVED]


I am trying to encode a video with mencoder, using the tutorial here. Anyway, I got so far, but it quit with an error message:
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Audio LAVC, couldn't find encoder for codec mp3.
So I google it, and find this page, which tells me to install lame or lame-devel. This is where the dependency problem happens. I install lame with:
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apt-get install lame
but it gives me an error message:
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lame: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.5-5) but 2.3.6.ds1-13 is to be installed
and I think "Hey! I already have the latest libc6 installed." But just to check, I run:
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apt-get install libc6
and sure thing, the "latest" libc6 package is installed:
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libc6 is already the newest version.
So, what is going on? I try to install lame, which requires libc6, but a newer version of libc6 is required than the one available to me - causing a dependency error. Is this some kind of bug? Should I compile libc6 from source?

Thanks, in advance for all the help given!

Last edited by jimmy512; 07-16-2007 at 12:02 PM.
 
Old 07-15-2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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IMHO you don't want to mess with libc6, instead you want to mess with lame. You can build lame from source code from the sourceforge site:

http://lame.sourceforge.net/download.php

That's all I can think of. Also, I've never tried it, but you could download lame from this site... RareWares seems to have Debian style repositories:

http://www.rarewares.org/debian-info-allpackages.php

I hope this is helpfull.

EDIT: maybe that's where you already download your version of lame from. If so, my apologies.

Last edited by radiodee1; 07-15-2007 at 03:15 PM.
 
Old 07-15-2007, 04:53 PM   #3
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Try using this in your /etc/apt/source.list to get the lame instead of the source you have in their for most likely testing.

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## Various Multimedia Helper Apps Mplayer, Real, w32codecs, etc.. ##
deb http://debian-multimedia.org etch main
 
Old 07-16-2007, 12:01 PM   #4
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Also, I've never tried it, but you could download lame from this site... RareWares seems to have Debian style repositories
Hmm... Now that you come to mention it, I think that this may be the site that the dependency issue comes from in the first place - it is in my /etc/apt/sources.list file, and lame won't come from anywhere else.

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instead you want to mess with lame. You can build lame from source code from the sourceforge site
Thanks for the advice - this is what I have now done and lame works!

Thanks everyone for the help given - it is greatly appreciated !
 
  


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