How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

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How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby xenopeek on Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:20 am

Using the Update Manager or running `apt-get update` you might be getting errors about "medibuntu", similar to the following (red highlights added by me):
Failed to fetch http:/packages.medibuntu.org/dists/precise/free/binary-i386/ Packages 404 Not Found

You are getting this errors because you still have the Medibuntu repository configured as a software source. The Medibuntu developers have called it quits and abandoned their project, and have shut this repository down. See their announcement about that here: https://launchpad.net/medibuntu/+announcement/11951

You are advised to remove the Medibuntu repository immediately. To simplify that I've made the following single command for you to run from the terminal, which will automatically remove all the active Medibuntu repositories from your configuration files:
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sudo sed -i '/^deb http:\/\/packages.medibuntu.org*/d' /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list

You will be asked to provide your password (the cursor doesn't move as you type, nor do you get other feedback while typing a password on the terminal). You might get an error that it can't find the file /etc/apt/sources.list, which is fine. You will not get any other feedback from this command. You can use the Refresh button in the Update Manager afterwards and it should now no longer give errors about "medibuntu". You can also run the command "apt update" to achieve the same.

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Q: What was the Medibuntu repository used for? Are there alternatives?
A: Medibuntu was used for just two packages (on 64 bit; I'm not sure about 32 bit as I don't have that here):
  • libdvdcss2 - For playback of video DVDs;
  • w64codecs - Codecs for certain RealPlayer 10 formats (RV30/40, COOK, and RealAudio).
Both will remain installed on your system, and are also installed on newer versions of Linux Mint. There is no need to use another repository but if you want to, you can. The VideoLAN developers have a repository for the libdvdcss and are maintaining it there: http://www.videolan.org/developers/libdvdcss.html

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Update Oct 18th: details and instructions also shared by Clem on the blog today: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2469. From Linux Mint 16 the libdvdcss2 packages will be kept in the Linux Mint extra repository.

Update Oct 30th: added a generic single command to remove the Medibuntu repositories automatically. This will work on all currently supported Linux Mint editions.
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby administrollaattori on Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:28 am

I have stored libdvdcss.deb package for a rainy day .. :lol:
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby DrTeeth on Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:11 pm

Mint 15 uses the medibuntu repo according to the error messages I am getting here.

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Medibuntu Gone, Repository No More

Postby Spearmint2 on Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:19 am

http://www.medibuntu.org/

The Medibuntu Project has come to an end
The Medibuntu repository is unmaintained and offline.


The Medibuntu project comes to an end

Medibuntu
The Medibuntu project comes to an end

Written for Medibuntu by Gauvain Pocentek on 2013-09-11

The Medibuntu repository has been unmaintained for several months, and has become more and more useless over the years. The project is now considered abandoned, and we recommend to disable the repository if you are using it.

See http://gauvain.pocentek.net/node/61 and http://blogs.kde.org/2013/09/11/medibun ... t-videolan for details.

Thanks to all the Medibuntu users and contributors.


I seem a bit late to notice it.
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby xenopeek on Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:03 am

DrTeeth wrote:Mint 15 uses the medibuntu repo according to the error messages I am getting here.

DrT

AFAIK neither the installer for Linux Mint 14 nor for Linux Mint 15 configure the Medibuntu repository. If you are getting error messages about it, somehow it was added. In any case, the advice remains the same--remove the repository.

Spearmint2 wrote:I seem a bit late to notice it.

I'm noting it here now because the past few days there have been multiple posts from users asking for help with errors they are getting during updating. While it had been announced earlier that the project was abandoned, it wasn't until last week I believe that the repository actually got shut down.
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby Spearmint2 on Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:18 pm

I'm noting it here now because the past few days there have been multiple posts from users asking for help with errors they are getting during updating. While it had been announced earlier that the project was abandoned, it wasn't until last week I believe that the repository actually got shut down.


I did look at the daily posts, but forgot to check the "stickies", I see you noted it a day ahead of me noticing when updating my Mint 14.

What's the current list of active depositories Mint 13 and upward still use? I think I have them all, but not sure.
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby RobertLM78 on Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:49 pm

Glad I found this thread and found out why the package list updating wouldn't finish. Hopefully others will see this thread too :).

Edit - Just saw this thread is a sticky already
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby Minterator on Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:33 am

Thank you! All my machines had stopped updating a few days ago. Why did the Medibuntu project stop?
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby xenopeek on Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:00 am

Minterator wrote:Why did the Medibuntu project stop?

Em, read the link in the first post here will ya :)
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby Minterator on Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:10 am

xenopeek wrote:
Minterator wrote:Why did the Medibuntu project stop?

Em, read the link in the first post here will ya :)


Thank you, its way too technical for me. :)

I'm glad everything works now. I love Mint.
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby jcoles on Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:22 am

I'm glad I found this thread.
Neither the Software Sources application nor Edit > Software Sources in the Update Manager function any more.
I had to remove medibuntu by editing /etc/apt/sources.list.
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby Minterator on Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:08 pm

jcoles wrote:I'm glad I found this thread.
Neither the Software Sources application nor Edit > Software Sources in the Update Manager function any more.
I had to remove medibuntu by editing /etc/apt/sources.list.


You can just go into "Software Sources" > "Other software" and uncheck "http://packages.medibuntu.org/"
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby iowabeakster on Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:44 pm

--I posted this on one of the other threads to help out with this. Copied and pasted here (with a couple edits)--

more edits--

On Mint 15 Cinnamon this is how to fix the Medibuntu update errors.
On Mint 14 follow the instrucions provided by Plaster02 several posts deeper in this thread (thanks for feeback).

On mint 15, if you enter this into a terminal, it should return a file or maybe 2 files (if you enable source repositories):
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grep -RE '^\s*[^#].*medibuntu.*' /etc/apt/sources.list{,.d/*.list}


they are both inside the directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d
and they are called:
official-package-repositories.list
official-source-repositories.list

So enter this comand:
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gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list


It will ask for your password and then it will open that file in the text editor "gedit".

Then remove the line that is for the the medibuntu repository, just delete it. Medibuntu is gone and is not coming back.

Then you can add this line to replace it:
deb ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian stable/

Then save it.

Next open the other file if the first command shown above returned both files (you don't need to bother if it only returned one file above):
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gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-source-repositories.list


Delete the line about Medibuntu in that file too.
Add this line to replace the repository:
deb-src ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian stable/

Save it.

Add the new key for the new repository that replaced Medibuntu
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sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 6BCA5E4DB84288D9


...and update!
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Re: Medibuntu Gone, Repository No More

Postby thebookkeeper on Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:06 pm


but
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echo "deb ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list

is better as
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echo "deb ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list




The easiest and best terminal-option:

1.)
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sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

2.)
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curl ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/videolan-apt.asc | sudo apt-key add -

3.)
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echo "deb ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list

4.)
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sudo apt-get update

After this, Mintupdater has updated libdvdcss2 and libdvdread4
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby Plaster02 on Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:21 pm

iowabeakster wrote:--I posted this on one of the other threads to help out with this. Copied and pasted here (with a couple edits)--

On Mint 15 this is how to fix the Medibuntu update errors
(and I assume 14 too... feedback to confirm would be useful)


Thanks for posting these instructions, they helped me to solve the problem when updating using apt.
I have installed Linux Mint 14 Nadia and I used the following commands, they are a bit different from the ones you posted.

In a terminal I entered:
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gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list


Then I removed the mediabuntu line:

deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ quantal free non-free

... and added the following line for the libdvdcss package (as thebookkeeper mentioned):

deb ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian stable/

Saved the file and updated. After the update I got the following error:

W: GPG error: ftp://ftp.videolan.org stable/ Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 6BCA5E4DB84288D9

... so I added the missing GPG key running the following command in a terminal:
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sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 6BCA5E4DB84288D9


Updated again and everything looks fine now.

Thanks to all of you that posted this solution.
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby Spearmint2 on Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:37 am

My current Mint 14 repositories list. Missing anything?


deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ nadia upstream import main backport
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ quantal partner
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu quantal-getdeb apps
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu quantal-getdeb games
deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu quantal main
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby nomko on Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:12 am

xenopeek wrote:AFAIK neither the installer for Linux Mint 14 nor for Linux Mint 15 configure the Medibuntu repository. If you are getting error messages about it, somehow it was added.

Yesterday, Sunday 13 October, I installed Mint 15 KDE and when updating I get an error message saying that the Medibuntu repo couldn't be accessed. The Medibuntu repo is added by default in the Mint source list. Same goes for the other versions of Mint, the Medibuntu repo is a standard repo in the Mint source list.
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby xenopeek on Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:34 am

nomko, indeed after checking the Linux Mint 15 KDE release has Medibuntu in the repository list. Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon doesn't. So there is a difference between the editions. I'll update the first post here.
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby marcomint2 on Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:35 am

I am stuck here. The system reports it cannot refresh the list of packages and when I try to start the softwaremanager it reports that it cannot locate certain files before it stops again. Restarting after this message is nog longer possible unless I restart my PC.
I have tried the terminal instructions (gksudo gedit) as were listed above. Also without succes.

I would appreciate any advice. System Mint 14, 64 bit
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby jcoles on Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:25 am

On Mint 14 (MATE version), the fix works, but Update Manager still reports download failures for some non-medibuntu repos. The list flashes past too fast to read and can't be paused before it closes. Here are the failed packages reported by apt-get update.

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Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/restricted Translation-en_CA                                                     
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Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/restricted Translation-en_US                                                     
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/restricted Translation-zh_CN                                                     
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/universe Translation-en_CA                                                       
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/universe Translation-en_GB                                                       
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/universe Translation-en_US                                                       
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/universe Translation-zh_CN   


The list looks a bit redundant. Are all of these repositories now invalid too?

Is there somewhere we can find the new default settings for Update Manager / apt-get ?
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