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hoggme1ster
1 Copper

Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Hi

Iam unable to install the w32 codecs, i have added the mediaubuntu software source and added the key but when i try to install i get the following error;

Package w32codecs is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package w32codecs has no installation candidate

I have also tried updating the software sources to include the multiuniverce packages but these return 404 errors.

Any ideas how to solve these issues...

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James2423
2 Bronze

Re: Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Try removing the repository you have added

Open a terminal:

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring

sudo apt-get update

 

For i386 Users install Codecs using the following command

sudo apt-get install w32codecs ubuntu-restricted-extras libdvdcss2

For amd64 Users install Codecs using the following command

sudo apt-get install w64codecs ubuntu-restricted-extras libdvdcss2

 

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James2423
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Re: Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

You can always try to get the package "manually"

For i386, the package is called w32codecs:

wget -c http://packages.medibuntu.org/pool/non-free/w/w32codecs
/w32codecs_20071007-0medibuntu2_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i w32codecs_20071007-0medibuntu2_i386.deb


For amd64, the package is called w64codecs:

wget -c http://packages.medibuntu.org/pool/non-free/w/w64codecs
/w64codecs_20071007-0medibuntu1_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i w64codecs_20071007-0medibuntu1_amd64.deb
David Prentice
1 Nickel

Re: Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

If you're using the stock lpia Dell version of Ubuntu, it comes with Fluendo's codec package. No need for the w32 codecs.

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hoggme1ster
1 Copper

Re: Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

If you're using the stock lpia Dell version of Ubuntu, it comes with Fluendo's codec package. No need for the w32 codecs.

 

 

Cheers for that, there was I trying to do things the hardway when it was simple all along

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