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Re: unable to install Mozilla-vlc plugin

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brian wrote:
> --- Steffen Thoss <steffen@thoss4you.de> wrote:
>> Hi !
>> I'm trying to install the mozilla vlc plugin for my
>> Debian unstable on 
>> my PowerBook to play some streaming video with
>> Firefox.
>> I always get the following message:
>> takeda:~# apt-get install mozilla-plugin-vlc
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree... Done
>> Some packages could not be installed. This may mean
>> that you have
>> requested an impossible situation or if you are
>> using the unstable
>> distribution that some required packages have not
>> yet been created
>> or been moved out of Incoming.
>> Since you only requested a single operation it is
>> extremely likely that
>> the package is simply not installable and a bug
>> report against
>> that package should be filed.
>> The following information may help to resolve the
>> situation:
>> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>>   mozilla-plugin-vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (=
>> 0.8.6-svn20061012.debian-1) 
>> but 0.8.6-svn20061012.debian-1.1 is to be installed
>> E: Broken packages
>> Does that mean that I have to install
>> 0.8.6-svn20061012.debian-1 to get 
>> the plugin insta
>> lled ? If so how can I prevent apt-get installing
>> version 1.1 and 
>> install version 1 of vlc-nox ?

This means the package in question is not binNMU safe[1] and a bug should be
submitted against that package - which seems to be vlc[2].

If you care to make a patch, the Vcs repo is specified:

eddy@bounty ~ $ apt-cache showsrc mozilla-plugin-vlc | grep -E
Package: vlc
Maintainer: Sam Hocevar (Debian packages) <sam+deb@zoy.org>
Vcs-Svn: svn://svn.videolan.org/pkg-multimedia/unstable/vlc/

> one way could be to find the debian-1 version on the
> debian package page and download it manually, if
> it is there (maybe in testing...), install it with
> dpkg -i *debian-1.deb before running the apt-get
> as before.

There is probably a good reason for the NMU upload[2] which usually is a
rebuild due to some library transition.

In other words, you generally *want* the newer version as the older one might
segfault on you.

> maybe set your pins to testing for apt and do
> the above way with your unstable install of the
> plug in itself, is another way.
> a third way is go to the vlc webpages. they have
> ppc source patches for linux, i think. of course
> you need to compile it and you need build tools for
> that. but if you really like the latest version
> that is the way to get it... (they may also have
> binaries too, but older probably)

[1] http://wiki.debian.org/binNMU
[2] 0.8.6-svn20061012.debian-1.1 - the .1 number after the last dash
shows is a binNMU

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