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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

installing packages from marillat's repository

Marillat's repository contains useful debian packages like mplayer, acrobat reader etc., To install let's say libdvdcss2 package from this repository follow these instructions.

1) Go to the end of

2) Copy the appropriate repository address. For example if you are running Debian Sid (unstable) on an i386 machine then you need to copy this line

deb sid main

3) paste this line into /etc/apt/sources.list . Note that you need to have root permissions to edit the sources.list file

4) update the sources by doing

wajig update

5) Now install the necessary package(s) by running

wajig install libdvdcss2

This method is much more easier compared to downloading the package and installing it by hand using 'dpkg -i'.

Comments/corrections/criticisms/typos etc., can be directed to kamaraju at gmail dot com

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