VLC not listed in Repository, and can't install from downloaded package

Asked by OmniUni on 2009-12-21

Binary package hint: vlc

This is a fresh install of Karmic. I am running the KDE desktop, and all repositories and branches are enabled (Universe, Multiverse, etc.) After several updates, VLC is still not listed, nor most of its plug-ins. I have tried using apt-get, adept, and synaptic, and none can find a package "vlc". I downloaded the Karmic release package, and tried to install it, and it complains of unmet dependencies, "vlc-nox" which it supposedly replaces. For now, I can not install VLC.

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Soul-Sing (soulzing) said : #1

via this PPA it is possible: https://launchpad.net/~c-korn/+archive/vlc

Appiah (appiah) said : #2

If you open a terminal and do apt-get update , then apt-get install -f first , does anything happen? any errors? Please paste them.

Also paste your sources.list

Soul-Sing (soulzing) said : #3

ignore my remarks.....

OmniUni (omniuni) said : #4

Here are the results of:
apt-get update
apt-get install -f
apt-get install vlc

daniel@daniel-hpmini:~$ sudo apt-get update
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org karmic Release.gpg
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org karmic/free Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic Release.gpg
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.canonical.com karmic Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.canonical.com karmic/partner Translation-en_US
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org karmic/non-free Translation-en_US
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org karmic Release
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic Release
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic Release
Hit http://archive.canonical.com karmic Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates Release
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org karmic/free Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic/main Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com karmic/partner Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/multiverse Sources
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org karmic/non-free Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://archive.canonical.com karmic/partner Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/multiverse Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/multiverse Packages
Reading package lists... Done
daniel@daniel-hpmini:~$ sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
daniel@daniel-hpmini:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package vlc is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
  libvlc2
E: Package vlc has no installation candidate
daniel@daniel-hpmini:~$

OmniUni (omniuni) said : #5

Here is my sources.list.

It is mostly unmodified, except for Medibuntu, which I have never known to have any problems before, and does not contain VLC anyway, just some supplemental and non-conflicting media packages.

Just in case, I did enable the Ubuntu partners repository etc, but all that was just done by checking the boxes in the sources manager.

================= /etc/apt/sources.list =======================

# deb cdrom:[Kubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.5)]/ karmic main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security multiverse

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