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#1 2013-06-13 23:45:29

lcafiero
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Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

This may apply to some folks who may have this repository included in their /etc/apt/sources.list:

http://bits.debian.org/2013/06/remove-d … media.html

Text:

The unofficial third party repository Debian Multimedia stopped using the domain debian-multimedia.org some months ago. The domain expired and it is now registered again by someone unknown to Debian. (If we're wrong on this point, please sent us an email so we can take over the domain! wink )

This means that the repository is no longer safe to use, and you should remove the related entries from your source.list file.

After all, the need of an external repository for multimedia related packages has been greatly reduced with the release of Wheezy, which features many new and updated codecs and multimedia players.

Not sure if you're using the debian-multimedia repository? You can easily check it by running:

grep debian-multimedia.org /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*

If you can see debian-multimedia.org line in output, you should remove all the lines including it.


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#2 2013-06-14 01:17:06

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

didn't this change to deb-multimedia.org a while back because debian didnt want their name on his repo?
so their just telling everyone to get rid of the old one we changed (6) months ago?

have i got this right

deb-multimedia.org is still a go?

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#3 2013-06-14 01:18:43

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

I believe that is correct, and I think that deb-multimedia.org is still OK.

It's debian-multimedia.org that's not.


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#4 2013-06-14 01:22:51

pidsley
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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

apprentice wrote:

deb-multimedia.org is still a go?

yes.

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#5 2013-06-14 04:57:25

pvsage
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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

What pidsley and lcariero said.

Although Debian now includes many codecs and other proprietary (and therefore potentially problematic from a "free" software perspective) material in the non-free section of its repos, you still need a source like deb-multimedia if you absolutely must have, for example, Acrobat Reader or Handbrake.


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#6 2013-06-14 08:34:37

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

Yes, I had to use it to get handbrake & python-tk (needed for PySolFC2.0 that I always play).

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#7 2013-06-14 09:28:43

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

By the way, I just had a look at the current debian-multimedia.org site.  Looks like it's some kind of Russian motorcycle marketing site now. cry  Doesn't seem right to me for such a concern to have a .org domain. mad


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#8 2013-06-17 20:25:21

dgz
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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

@pv hardly the kind of spam site you'd expect, either. debian users who also are motorcycling russians is probably quite a slim percentile to justify buying a whole site.

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#9 2013-06-17 21:15:48

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

Maybe Debian looks like something motorcycle-related in Cyrillic?


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#10 2013-06-18 07:35:11

xaos52
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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

IIRC since wheezy went  stable all multimedia related packages are in the standard repo's.

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#11 2013-06-18 07:44:46

pvsage
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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

^ Nope; as I mentioned before, Handbrake and Acroread are still not in the main Waldorf non-free repo.  I'm sure there are several others as well.


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#12 2013-06-18 08:09:55

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

Then I guess the current situation is:
[1] Use deb.multimedia.org if you want acroread, handbrake, ... from a repo.
This repo is managed by the former debian.multimedia.org owner that did not want to abide to the debian rules but removed the word 'debian' from his site name (changed it to deb for fear of being sued by Debian?).
[2] Then the owner of the multimedia.org domain sold the debian branch to the Russians? And they are not afraid of being sued by Debian.
All conjecture.
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#13 2013-06-18 08:38:15

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

did not want to abide to the debian rules

As I understand it, this is technically correct; Christian Marillat is (or at least was) a Debian developer/maintainer, but he has been willing to provide packages built against Debian Stable/Testing/Unstable that are, for lack of a better word, too "icky" for the "proper" Debian repos.

My guess is the old debian-multimedia.org domain is now owned by the Russian equivalent of the Yakuza or the Cosa Nostra.  (This is also conjecture, but it would explain an above-the-law mentality.)  The host of the domain probably doesn't give a tihs so long as they're paid.


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#14 2013-06-18 19:11:36

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

The reason for the domain name change is a matter of record...
http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermai … 26678.html
-edit- Wow, reading that thread. It started out friendly but went to hell quickly.

I'd bet the reason the old domain name was grabbed by Mikhail Dashkel was purely for traffic. I didn't get to see the new site, it's database is down today.

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#15 2013-06-18 20:07:48

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

^ Aye... it was quite the read.  One mans principle is another's pain


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#16 2013-06-19 18:37:30

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

I did add deb-multimedia.org to my repos, but i get error for not having key when i try to apt-get update


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#17 2013-06-19 18:39:22

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

Form the website

http://deb-multimedia.org/ wrote:

The first package to install is deb-multimedia-keyring.

apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring


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#18 2013-06-19 18:50:58

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

VastOne wrote:

Form the website

http://deb-multimedia.org/ wrote:

The first package to install is deb-multimedia-keyring.

apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring

Thank You!!

I must have gone blind not to notice that one, but luckily did get cover. Now i have avidemux on crunchbang, and i finally have no reason what so ever to keep xubuntu as second OS on this hard drive. After i have been able to get netflix and avidemux to work on this one (thanks to you guys), i am very convinced that i can get anything i need to work in this one.


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#19 2013-06-20 01:37:31

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

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dgz wrote:

@pv hardly the kind of spa1 'm site you'd expect, either. debian users who also are motorcycling russians is probably quite a slim percentile to justify buying a whole site.

The internet is full of all kinds of people! wink

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#20 2013-08-29 18:03:44

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

Might just be a temporary problem, but www.deb-multimedia.org isn't working at the moment...

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#21 2013-08-29 21:19:30

pvsage
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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

Probably was just temporary; I connected to it just now.  All servers have to go down for maintenance every now and then.


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#22 2013-08-30 20:15:27

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

Yep it's working fine now. I'm quite pleased my 100th post was completely useless  wink

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#23 2013-08-30 20:17:13

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

Jimbo_G wrote:

Yep it's working fine now. I'm quite pleased my 100th post was completely useless  wink

No post is completely useless, Jimbo_G - congrats on No. 100 (and 101).


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#24 2014-09-10 11:41:55

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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

Hi,   I have been reading a bunch of these threads regarding the process of trying to hook into the multimedia repositories. 

Key . . . .   I have tried      sudo apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring         and
                                       sudo apt-get install debian-multimedia-keyring   

both respond with        E: Unable to locate package deb-multimedia-keyring

not sure what I am doing wrong here

this was after changing source list to
## CRUNCHBANG
## Compatible with Debian Wheezy, but use at your own risk.
deb http://packages.crunchbang.org/waldorf waldorf main
# deb-src http://packages.crunchbang.org/waldorf waldorf main

## DEBIAN
deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org wheezy main non-free

## DEBIAN SECURITY
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy contrib non-free main
# deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main

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#25 2014-09-10 12:03:49

Alad
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Re: Remove debian-multimedia.org repository

Read the first post again. It's deb-multimedia, not debian-multimedia.

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