Trusty Extras

Elfy ub.untu at
Sun Dec 15 13:03:05 UTC 2013

On 14/12/13 16:19, Richard Elkins wrote:
> Elfy,
> I agree with you about "Extras" (barely bother.....").  However, a
> newbie following forum advice about how to get the latest
> DVD/CSS/Java/whatever might install ubuntu-restricted-extras and get a
> 404.  That is a lousy way of finding out no-can-do, yes?  It's also a
> weird surprise for non-newbies.
> Assumption: ubuntu-restricted-extras will eventually be permitted for a
> given release.  True?
> My (cheap) suggestion, then, would be one of the following:
> 1 - Clone the Extras from the previous release (Saucy, in this case).
> 2 - If Extras are not yet desirable during a testing cycle, create an
> empty Extras repo.
> 3 - If Extras are not yet desirable during a testing cycle, create
> ubuntu-restricted-extras in the testing repo that simply causes a simple
> notification to that effect  to be shown during installation attempts.
> I don't care which approach is used or another one that I haven't
> thought of.  I just do not like errno=2 or 404 surprises.
> Richard
*-restricted-extras is in Multiverse.

Extra's is things like acroread -

Dealing with any of your suggestions wouldn't be anything that we can do.


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