can't install vcl media player

Asked by vicente barajas on 2011-09-25

can't install vcl media player with terminal

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: gnome-terminal 2.32.1-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-11.50-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-11-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Sep 25 16:41:19 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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This question was originally filed as bug #859196.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see There is also a vibrant support community available at and you might consider asking your question there.

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #2

do you mean vlc? it should be available in the software center.

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #3

seeing that you're using 11.04, you can download it directly from the videolan site. they have a version for 11.04 there. otherwise, they provide a ppa that you can add to your software sources.

enubuntu (mr.tennents) said : #4

Hi please do this:
1. Open a terminal by hitting CTRL + ALT + T
2. Insert and run this command:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc

3. Then copy and paste here all the terminal says.

kumar Amit (abc1-2006) said : #5

Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

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