Did you use the debian-multimedia.org repo?

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Did you use the debian-multimedia.org repo?

Postby BostonPeng » 14 Jun 2013 20:00

I saw this from Debian on the Big Face and I wanted to make sure everyone here saw it as well since I used to use their repo.
Remove unofficial debian-multimedia.org repository from your sources

Fri 14 June 2013 by Publicity team
The unofficial third party repository Debian Multimedia stopped using the domain debian-multimedia.org some months ago. The domain expired and it is now registered again by someone unknown to Debian. (If we're wrong on this point, please sent us an email so we can take over the domain! ;) )

This means that the repository is no longer safe to use, and you should remove the related entries from your sources.list file.

After all, the need of an external repository for multimedia related packages has been greatly reduced with the release of Wheezy, which features many new and updated codecs and multimedia players.

Not sure if you're using the debian-multimedia repository? You can easily check it by running:

grep -i debian-multimedia.org /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*

If you can see debian-multimedia.org line in output, you should remove all the lines including it.
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Re: Did you use the debian-multimedia.org repo?

Postby cwwgateway » 14 Jun 2013 23:51

I reinstall too often for this to be an issue :lol:

Makes me feel young though... By the time I ventured beyond the default sources.list in LMDE it had already changed to deb-multimedia.org I think.
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Re: Did you use the debian-multimedia.org repo?

Postby zerozero » 15 Jun 2013 00:47

2 main ideas
1- for us (solydXK users) this is irrelevant; the mirrored deb-multimedia we have in our sources.list
this one for production

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deb http://debian.solydxk.com/production/multimedia testing main non-free
or this one for testing

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deb http://debian.solydxk.com/testing/multimedia testing main non-free
already tracks the new domain.

for users tracking testing/sid i don't believe the issue would ever exist; the repo is empty since september for testing and november for sid (i would expect users still using the old domain after that time would notice something wrong when updating)
01/11/2012 :
I started to remove suite from debian-multimedia.org
The first suite is stable and experimental then testing in september (done 03/09) and unstable in november (done 01/11).
Of course people should move to the new domain name right now.
2- the process that led to this situation (debian-multimedia becoming deb-multimedia) is way too sad and there's no good guys in this movie
http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermai ... 26678.html
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Re: Did you use the debian-multimedia.org repo?

Postby BostonPeng » 15 Jun 2013 13:35

Thanks guys. I figured most of our users didn't need the info but I wanted to make sure it was here for those who are using other distros for whatever reason.
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Re: Did you use the debian-multimedia.org repo?

Postby zerozero » 15 Jun 2013 23:20

and it's appreciated 8-)
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