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Audacity, VLC, and Minitube 
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Hello,

Trying to install these on an 8.5 system. Which steps are needed to load these as I am encountering numerous dependency errors. :bawling:

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Start menu/system/synaptic package manager
Enter your root password when prompted
Search for your program.
Right click on the program and check mark for install
click apply

Synaptic should take care of the dependencies. I haven't used minitube but Audacity and VLC are availabe through synaptic. This is the procedure for installing anything!


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You must also enable the multimedia repo first, then reload, then locate and install via synaptic

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@m_pav Every time I tried getting Audacity in Mepis 8.5 from the Debian Multimedia repo it broke kdenlive. It happened 3 times to me! Grrrrr. That may have changed for Mepis 11 but I can't confirm that and he stated he is using 8.5.. I do know that Audacity and VLC are available without enabling that repo. If anythig he may have to enable the Mepiscr repo. I think he should try the default first and post again if that fails.


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Hold yer horses a second there, pardners!

We found that the multimedia repo indeed did lead to big problems with the MEPIS repo in 8.5. The recommended procedure is to disable the multimedia repo, then add the main and restricted community repos. The testing versions of both are both 99.9% safe, too. Then set the preferred distribution in Synaptic to mepis. The newer compatible versions of VLC and minitube in the CR should show up as upgrades, I'm not sure about audacity.
* Minitube requires QT 4.6, which means it will be in the TEST community repo for the foreseeable future.
I'm building version 1.7 now....


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Thanks Stevo-will try this weekend.

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No dice. The only reason this system is running 8.5 is that 11 fails to install on it. Will probably get another video card and then go for Mepis 11.

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Hmmm--I know minitube requires QT 4.6, which is only in the testing CR. Are you enabling the testing CR also? Also recommended is disbaling debian-multimedia and enabling the main and testing restricted repo.

It does work--but perhaps Synaptics isn't smart enough? Try installing aptitude and as root:

aptitude update
aptitude install vlc

If the first solution does not help, keep hitting "n" until one that works comes up.

Also, it really helps if we can see the exact text of the error messages, if you cut & paste them here.


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Kind of a cop-out, but I got a better Nvidia card and installed Mepis 11 on my wife's desktop. Working out the kinks for minitube, but everything else works fine.

Thanks for the help, though. I try to have all my systems here in the house on the same OS version. This desktop, 64-bit, her desktop, and the two laptops all run Mepis 11.0.

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