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Medibuntu: non-free-codecs for gutsy

Please see this article for hardy repositories and procedure, thanks :)

The non-free codecs distributed by Medibuntu now come to a single metapackage: non-free-codecs. The proper package matching the architecture will be installed (please see the Launchpad bug report below).

Just add Medibuntu repository to your sources.list:

# Medibuntu.
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ gutsy free non-free

Add the key to your keyring, reload the sources.list file and install the package:

wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs

Note1: I use aptitude. Please either use apt-get or aptitude, but do not mix the two. I’m giving here the code recommended in the Ubuntu doc, aptitude users will find their way around.
Note2: Once I install a package of interest from a third party repository, I comment the repository line in the sources.list file, and do not perform regular updates/upgrades with it.

~ $ sudo aptitude show non-free-codecs
Package: non-free-codecs
New: yes
State: installed
Automatically installed: yes
Version: 1.1
Priority: extra
Section: non-free/metapackages
Maintainer: Medibuntu Packaging Team <admin@lists.medibuntu.org>
Uncompressed Size: 32.8k
Depends: w32codecs
Description: Non-free codecs
 This package depends on the binaries codecs package matching your architecture
 (w32codecs for i386, w64codecs for amd64 and ppc-codecs for powerpc systems). 
 It can be safely removed.

I suppose the Medibuntu doc page will be updated when gutsy is out ;)


LP bug
Edit: adding a link to mr_pouit’s blog post