How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby Adelante on Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:31 am

Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon does have Medibuntu in the repository list, FYI, Xenopeek, using:

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gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list


Before doing that, I couldn't find it anywhere in Cinnamon. Once located, deleting the Medibuntu line and saving is the only thing that corrected the recent update error for me.

But I remember when the RC came out there was a temporary issue with Medibuntu in LM 15 Cinnamon that soon cleared itself up, but had left the same error message, so I believe Medibuntu was in the repository since at least then. Unless something like K3B, which I install normally the same day, pulls in Medibuntu with it.

xenopeek wrote: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 karlchen on Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:44 am

Hello, jcoles.

The lines that start with "ign" can be safely ignored. They do not indicate any problems at all.
And no, there is no new default file /etc/apt/sources.list available for Mint 14, because it is the same as before. Only the line referring to "packages.medibuntu.org" has been commented out or removed completely.

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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby nomko on Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:52 am

As far as i have understood this issue, the medibuntu repo is no longer added in the standard Mint 16 source list.
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby xenopeek on Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:44 am

I've updated the first post to reflect feedback. I haven't touched the sources of my Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon install (final, not RC) and Medibuntu isn't there. Perhaps I'm seeing ghosts :)
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby iowabeakster on Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:57 am

xenopeek wrote:I've updated the first post to reflect feedback. I haven't touched the sources of my Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon install (final, not RC) and Medibuntu isn't there. Perhaps I'm seeing ghosts :)


That's kind of strange. I am using Mint 15 Cinnamon and Medibuntu was definitely part of the official mint repository list on mine too. Is there a prompt asking to add this during the installation process? I forget...

And this quote (below) from Plaster02 seems to indicate that the path to the official mint repository list is somewhat different between mint 14 and 15. Thanks for the feedback Plaster02. On my mint 15, /etc/apt/sources.list is a totally blank file. So obviously there are some differences amongst the various late releases of mint here.

For you mint 14 users try this:

Plaster02 wrote:
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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Mint Olivea - Repository Failure ?

Postby cef1000 on Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:52 am

Been getting this since about last Thursday, that I noticed:

Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/raring/Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/rar ... tion-en_US Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/rar ... slation-en Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/rar ... tion-en_US Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/rar ... slation-en Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/rar ... 6/Packages Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/rar ... 6/Packages Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-11 - System error)
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Is this repository depricated; or just having issues, needed? not needed? any ideas??? :shock:

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Mint Olivea - Repository Failure ?

Postby RobertLM78 on Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:49 pm

Greeting Cef, and welcome to the Mint Forums!

Please do read the entire thread, and you will have your answer :).
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Re: Mint Olivea - Repository Failure ?

Postby nomko on Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:02 pm

cef1000 wrote:Is this repository depricated; or just having issues, needed? not needed? any ideas??? :shock:

Thanks in advance,

cef1000


Yes, remove the medibuntu repo from the source list. Medibuntu is no longer under development and/or maintained.
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby marcomint2 on Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:12 pm

The gksudo gedit didn't work for me; the depository file does not open. But with
sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
I cold block the medibuntu depository. After I did that everything is working OK again.
Thanks for the responses that have helped me to get to the right direction.
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby RobertLM78 on Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:44 pm

marcomint2 wrote:The gksudo gedit didn't work for me; the depository file does not open. But with
sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
I cold block the medibuntu depository. After I did that everything is working OK again.
Thanks for the responses that have helped me to get to the right direction.

Interesting - I was able to disable the repo by un-checking the box in software sources, although I did open the sources.list file with pluma (I'm using MATE) afterward to make sure that Medibuntu was commented out. You do have gedit installed right? (I'm not sure what other DE's are using as their default text editor, but it may be you don't have gedit installed.)
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby tinker123 on Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:22 am

Spearmint2 wrote:
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.



FWIW, I pasted my error message into Google and did not find this thread. I ended up finding it after I made my own duplicate thread, getting a snarky reply and then a helpful person gave me a link to this thread.

Maybe some SEO via changing the title or tags of this thread so Google searchers can find it? Yah, I don't know what the situation is with that. Thanks for the info in this thread either way.
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby tinker123 on Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:25 am

xenopeek wrote: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


If we don't use another repository for libdvdcss2 and w64codecs, what happens when those libraries get updated and get updated out of a need?

Am I right in assuming that these libraries do not change all that often?
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby xenopeek on Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:55 am

I don't know :) VideoLAN are the developers of libdvdcss so their new Debian/Ubuntu repository will suit the needs of those that need updates to this package.

The latest release of w64codecs seems to be from 2007 and as shared here earlier by somebody you can get the file from the deb-multimedia website also (http://www.deb-multimedia.org/dists/uns ... /w64codecs). The codecs are for MPlayer only AFAIK and are only for some RealPlayer formats (from 2007, so hopefully obsoleted by now).
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby GSimpson on Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:41 pm

A could not get any of the suggestions here to work. No access to software sources, software manager etc.

So my solution that worked for me
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Use file manager to /etc/apt and right click sources.list
Select Open with Pluma
Open as administrator
Comment out medibuntu line
ie change deb to # deb

Save and things should work now including going to Software sources and deleting the offending medibuntu
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby sprintcowboy on Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:44 pm

There seems to be two deferent repositories that you can add to the sources list.
deb ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian stable/
or
deb http://download.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable/ /
Which is better to use?
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby xenopeek on Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:47 am

Doesn't really matter, though HTTP is a slightly more efficient protocol than FTP. Not sure if that is humanly measurable for one repository though :) FTP vs HTTP efficiency: http://daniel.haxx.se/docs/ftp-vs-http.html
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby nomko on Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:31 am

xenopeek wrote:Doesn't really matter, though HTTP is a slightly more efficient protocol than FTP. Not sure if that is humanly measurable for one repository though :) FTP vs HTTP efficiency: http://daniel.haxx.se/docs/ftp-vs-http.html

Looking at the pro's listed in that comparison list/test, it looks like HTTP is faster due to the use of pipelining. But then again, I think it's more a user's experience. If someone has the feeling that FTP goes a bit faster, that user will in most cases use FTP for file transferring. Same goes for HTTP ofcourse.

But aren't we straying from the topic title now?
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby xenopeek on Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:06 am

Speed difference I believe is mostly from the "no command/response flow minimizes extra round-trips" bit; less round-trips for initiating a download. Anyway, back on topic :)
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby xenopeek on Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:08 am

tinker123 wrote:If we don't use another repository for libdvdcss2 and w64codecs, what happens when those libraries get updated and get updated out of a need?

From Linux Mint 16 the libdvdcss2 packages will be kept in the Linux Mint extra repository: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2469
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Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Postby wbaldwin on Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:33 am

This was helpful. Thank you.
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