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Re: File Association Help-Application/octet Stream

On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 00:11:44 -0500, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:


> >> Florian Kulzer wrote:
> >> > Did you have a look already at mozilla-plugin-vlc? It worked reasonably
> >> > well for me when I was still using mozilla.
> >>
> >> Yes, I have all the plugins installed but will check again to be sure.
> >> Guess what, aptitude said not installed. Went to install again and
> >> etch had 3 grave bugs and sid has a dependency on libsysfs1 for
> >> mozilla-plugin-vlc.


> lchata@DELLXPST450:~$ apt-cache policy mozilla-plugin-vlc
> mozilla-plugin-vlc:
>  Installed: (none)
>  Candidate: 0.8.5.debian-2
>  Version table:
>     0.8.5.debian-2 0
>        500 http://http.us.debian.org unstable/main Packages
>     0.8.1.svn20050314-1sarge1 0
>        500 http://security.debian.org stable/updates/main Packages

I think you can just install the version from unstable and give it a
try. There are no serious bugs filed against it:

$ querybts mozilla-plugin-vlc
Querying Debian BTS for reports on mozilla-plugin-vlc...
3 bug reports found:

Outstanding bugs -- Important bugs; Unclassified (1 bug)
  1) #315979: mozilla-plugin-vlc: Crashes firefox when trying to open a page that uses this plugin

Forwarded bugs -- Normal bugs (1 bug)
  2) #334649: mozilla-plugin-vlc: does not stream

Resolved bugs -- Normal bugs (1 bug)
  3) #308723: mozilla-plugin-vlc should recommend mozilla-browser | mozilla-firefox

The worst thing that can happen is that it does not work, which is not really
different from your present situation. (Bug 1 does not seem to be reproducible
for everyone and in any case you don't want to use the plugin with firefox.)

> The honk url is in my sources.list(last line) and came from a reference in
> deb-users(june) in a post about the Marillat site going down and the new 
> mirrors
> to replace it. Also, it appears that svn? is coming in with security stable.
> Whatever svn is. I now suspect that there is a problem using security stable
> with sid distro. Have done so since day one on all distros.

The stable security updates always get version numbers which are "older"
than what is in testing/unstable, therefore apt(itude) will never just
install them over the newer versions. Having this line in your
sources.list should therefore not have any negative consequences for
your system. In the present case you just can't install the old version
because it relies on the libsysfs1 infrastructure which has been
replaced by libsysfs2 on testing/unstable. There are rare cases of
packages which are only available in stable but which are still usable
on testing/unstable systems. For those packages you should probably to
stay subscribed to the stable security updates.


> lchata@DELLXPST450:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list

[ ... snip: all the commented-out lines ...]

> deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
> deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
> deb http://security.debian.org stable/updates main contrib non-free
> deb-src http://security.debian.org stable/updates main contrib non-free
> deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org sid main
> deb http://honk.sigxcpu.org/linux-ppc/debian/ mplayer/

That looks OK. I have the testing lines in addition to that; this allows
me to quickly downgrade a Sid package with a bug.

The honk.sigxcpu.org line is only necessary if you are on the PowerPC
architecture ("old" Apple), otherwise www.debian-multimedia.org is
enough. Your prompt suggests you have a Dell, so you should be fine
without honk. In any case, the missing signing keys are here:


If a site does not publish their keys on a keyserver then you can use a
Google query to find the keys on the site itself. Just search for:

gnupg site:honk.sigxcpu.org


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