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Old 04-23-2009, 01:40 AM   #1
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cannot install vlc through synaptic

I have been trying to install vlc media player through synaptic and it tells me on changes needed to do so.(such as upgrades and other files needed.) But it says that they are uninstallable. I am using mepis linux 8 on an acer aspire 4730z. Does anyone know how to work around this? Is anyone else having similar problems? Any advise would be greatly appreciated. And thanks in advance.
Old 04-23-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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I had prob installing vlc offline in Fedora 10.
So I installed it online through yum.I don't know about mepis linux. If it supports yum try this out online

# yum install vlc

I hope it would work.
Reply if it works.
Old 04-24-2009, 03:02 AM   #3
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It turned out i did not have the right repository enabled.In MEPIS they have separate repository for multimedia.So if somebody else has this problem they should go to the repository settings and check for a multimedia listing.
Old 04-24-2009, 04:53 AM   #4
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I'd have thought a lot of U.S. based distros have this issue, due to potential legal issues... Adding/enabling multimedia repos is probably one of the first things most people do with a fresh desktop install, unless they have their reasons not to... I blogged about this issue in my latest Mepis Community entry.


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