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Re: Debian multimedia repository (was: Shockwave Flash)

On Wed, 01 Aug 2012 21:20:59 +0300
Teemu Likonen <tlikonen@iki.fi> wrote:

> Gary Dale [2012-08-01 13:55:09 -0400] wrote:
> > Agreed. I would also advise people to stay away from
> > debian-multimedia. It's packages are incompatible with standard
> > Debian packages in many cases. [...] debian-multimedia can be too
> > much of a headache.
> It has worked fine the seven or eight years I've been using it. So, it
> depends. Different Debian releases and different packages vary so much
> that I think we can't say that Debian multimedia is good or bad as a
> whole. Instead we could warn users that occasionally there are
> incompatible packages.

My 2 cents on this is, that once packages is installed from Debian
Multimedia it's very hard to go back to stable. But if one keeps using
Debian Multimedia there are rarely any problems.


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