Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Wed Sep 21 02:11:30 UTC 2005

On Wed, 21 Sep 2005 01:24:38 +0000 (UTC)
Grant Edwards <grante at> wrote:

> On 2005-09-20, T. Green < at> wrote:
> > I need help on the installation of mplayer, where do i get. sa
> > in debian i use the 
> > site which has the file. 
> > where do i get the file[?]
> Perhaps I'm just being dim, but didn't you just answer that
> question?
> > and how do i install it.
> apt-get install <package-name>

Actually mplayer is available in the multiverse repository of Ubuntu. See     and

Using the Debian Marillat repositories is fraught with danger for Ubuntu users, and has caused trouble for many, because Ubuntu is usually out of synch with Debian owing to its 6 month release cycle. On #ubuntu IRC ( we have seen the nerim/marillat repos cause problems. 
This is no reflection on the quality of Christian Marillat's work, just a fact becuse of the points above.

Please don't use the marillat repos unless you know exactly what you are doing - that is, you understand how using particular packages might affect your system.



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