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Old 09-15-2006, 11:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy E: Couldn't find package vlc


I'm having trouble installing VLC player in Xandros (debian)
I search on the Vlc home page and then I found this:

Debian stable (sarge)

A fairly recent version (between 0.8.1 and 0.8.2) is packaged in Sarge. However, if you want libdvdcss (DVD decryption) support, you will need to add the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb sarge main
deb-src sarge main

For a normal install, do:

# apt-get update
# apt-get install vlc libdvdcss2

But when I do that it says:

E: Couldn't find package vlc

So uhm.. help? anyone?


Old 09-18-2006, 05:00 AM   #2
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You might try the following:

apt-cache search vlc

If you get too many results try

apt-cache search vlc | less

| less means display results one screen at a time.

It maybe that the vlc package has a slightly different name and apt-get needs precise info.
Old 09-18-2006, 10:41 AM   #3
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Could it be that Xandros is based on a more recent snapshot of Debian than Sarge was?
Just wondering, since VLC is not included in the Debian/testing repository atm.


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