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Re: LMDE Updates Message "Fix Broken Packages"

Postby zc456 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:27 pm

Well, was about to report the problem too. Glad the issue is being discussed.

Paco wrote:running aptitude I see that

libva1 "break" vlc-nox

So this is the problem, not sure what to do...


Yup.Synapatic told the me the exact same package.
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Re: LMDE Updates Message "Fix Broken Packages"

Postby reference2myself on Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:57 pm

anyone wanting to update vlc i would suggest just changing your repo from testing to sid, install vlc, and then change it back
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Re: LMDE Updates Message "Fix Broken Packages"

Postby jwedekin on Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:13 am

Thank you SOO MUCH!!!

I could NOT install VLC on LinuxMint Debian 64-bit. Nothing I tried would work.

For all the n00bs like me out there:

Go to terminal and type:
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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Then add the following line like kmb42vt suggested. Just copy and paste it below the last line in the file.
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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main

Then save the file, and type the following in Terminal:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

After both of those commands do their thing (it will take a while for each), then go back and edit sources.list:
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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

DELETE the Line you added (should say "deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main")
Finally, update the repository once more (now that you deleted debian unstable main from sources.list):
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sudo apt-get update


Should have VLC and your system should be good to go.
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Re: LMDE Updates Message "Fix Broken Packages"

Postby Kupfer on Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:33 pm

I just installed the vlc from http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main and I'm having problems with it. Once I start a file with it, I can't quit the application. Opening then closing it immediately works, but once I load a file, even if I click on the X to close it or on Quit from the menu, vlc wont close. I can close it only with force quit.

Anyone else experiencing the problem, or have an idea what might be wrong?

edit: Ok, problem solved. The old vlc wasn't removed properly so vlc-data was still the old version while the other files were the new ones. I removed everything vlc and reinstalled from the http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main repo using jwedekind's instructions and everything is fine now! So thanks from me too for the solution!
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Re: LMDE Updates Message "Fix Broken Packages"

Postby eleozz on Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:57 pm

thx @ jwedekin && reference2myself :D
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Re: LMDE Updates Message "Fix Broken Packages"

Postby dawgdoc on Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:38 pm

After you do updates today you will be able to reinstall VLC while running the most recent version of libva1.

The updates had several of the VLC support packages but not the VLC package itself.
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Re: LMDE Updates Message "Fix Broken Packages"

Postby kmb42vt on Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:18 pm

dawgdoc wrote:After you do updates today you will be able to reinstall VLC while running the most recent version of libva1.

The updates had several of the VLC support packages but not the VLC package itself.


Thanks for the update! By the way, this latest update also fixes the problem of not being able to close VLC while a video was playing or after it had finished (you had to "force quit" the application instead). This was mainly experienced by those (like myself) who added the "unstable" (sid) repo to our sources.list just long enough to install and try out the latest version of VLC. Good to see updates like this steadily moving from "unstable" down to "testing".
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