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    [SOLVED] what is the VLC repos for gutsy?

    what is the VLC repos for gutsy?
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    Re: what is the VLC repos for gutsy?

    just open up synaptic and turn all the repo's on.
    synaptic> settings> repositories

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    Re: what is the VLC repos for gutsy?

    A repo--or repository--tells the package managers in your Ubuntu system (Synaptic, Add/Remove, Aptitude, Apt-Get) where to look for programs to install; adding repositories increases the number of packages available for installation through those package managers, or lets you install a newer version of a certain program than what is found in the official repositories.

    If you have your system up to date, you can install VLC from the official repositories. The version for Gutsy is 0.8.6--the same as the newest version from their site. You can find the program in Syanptic, or to install from the terminal:
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    sudo aptitude install vlc
    EDIT: The version from the VideoLan site seems to be slightly more up to date (version 0.8.6 h) compared to the version in the official repositories for Gutsy (0.8.6 c). Don't know how significant is the difference between them, though. However, you shouldn't have any problem installing the version already available from the Ubuntu repositories.
    Last edited by RomeReactor; June 21st, 2008 at 02:27 AM. Reason: Added comments.
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    Re: what is the VLC repos for gutsy?

    Quote Originally Posted by RomeReactor View Post
    A repo--or repository--tells the package managers in your Ubuntu system (Synaptic, Add/Remove, Aptitude, Apt-Get) where to look for programs to install; adding repositories increases the number of packages available for installation through those package managers, or lets you install a newer version of a certain program than what is found in the official repositories.

    If you have your system up to date, you can install VLC from the official repositories. The version for Gutsy is 0.8.6--the same as the newest version from their site. You can find the program in Syanptic, or to install from the terminal:
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install vlc
    EDIT: The version from the VideoLan site seems to be slightly more up to date (version 0.8.6 h) compared to the version in the official repositories for Gutsy (0.8.6 c). Don't know how significant is the difference between them, though. However, you shouldn't have any problem installing the version already available from the Ubuntu repositories.
    The reason for all the 0.8.6 versions is security fixes, there was a number of security issues that affected VLC the last year.

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    Re: what is the VLC repos for gutsy?

    Quote Originally Posted by jrusso2 View Post
    The reason for all the 0.8.6 versions is security fixes, there was a number of security issues that affected VLC the last year.
    I wasn't aware of that (haven't used VLC in a very long while); thanks.
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