I need help finding current good links to download codecs for my Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick meerkat

Asked by Jim James on 2020-10-23

I need a current active link to a .Deb installation file for my totem video player on my laptop running Maverick meerkat Ubuntu 10.10

I'm not the most tech savvy and my laptop doesn't have a CD nor an Internet connection. I can surf with my smartphone and download Deb file s

I'm not interested in up grading and I would just like to be able to download ubuntu-restricted-extras or some similarly effective PPA that would allow me to install all if the codecs that I need to watch movies and listen to music.

All of the links I've been following give me 404 error s

Like this link http://repo.ugm.ac.id/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tzdata/tzdata_2010m-0ubuntu0.10.10_all.deb

Thanks for any assistance you can provide

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Manfred Hampl
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2020-10-24
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2020-10-24
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2020-10-23

Maverick is end of life and no longer supported in any way. There are no packages for it except in PPAs.

I suggest you wipe the install off and do a clean install of Focal (Ubuntu 20.04). Focal is latest LTS release of Ubuntu and supported until April 2025.

Jim James (yogottibugz) said : #2

First thank you for your prompt response.
Nevertheless upgrading is not really an option for me

Can you please give me a link for a PPA Download for Ubuntu restricted extras???

There isn't one
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=Ubuntu%2Drestricted%2Dextras%3F

There are zero packages for your distribution outside of the installation media you already have.

Why such an old unsupported release? It makes no sense. Its like installing Windows 98 then asking for updates and support. It doesn't exist

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

As already told by actionparsnip:
Ubuntu release 10.10 is dead, and all information about its packages have been removed from the Ubuntu repositories (already eight years ago).

The only source that is still existing for obsolete Ubuntu releases is http://old-releases.ubuntu.com

You have to dig through the packages and dependencies yourself, and maybe finally end up with file names like
http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/g/gst-plugins-ugly0.10/gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly_0.10.16-1_i386.deb

Jim James (yogottibugz) said : #5

This was a particularly insightful and helpful tips.

Thank you.