deb-multimedia
.org repository
Q. Why mplayer is still in your repository ?
Q. How to know when a package is added ?
Q. How many time a need to wait to see a package in testing ?
Q. How many people are working on deb-multimedia ?
Q. How to report a bug ?
Q. Why apt-get tell me that the deb-multimedia-keyring package has been automatically installed and are no longer required" ?
Q. How to install acroread for amd64 ?
Q. Why a so ugly background color ?



Q. Why mplayer is still in your repository ?
A. Because my package is built with more features.
Here is the output of the configure script for i386 (only disabled options).

Official package :
Disabled optional drivers:
Input: radio tv-dshow nemesi libdvdcss(internal)
Codecs: xvid libdv toolame twolame libmad
Audio output: sun arts ivtv dxr2
Video output: zr zr2 ivtv dxr3 dxr2 vesa aa ggi winvidix vdpau bl xvr100 tdfx_vid wii s3fb

deb-multimedia package :
Disabled optional drivers :
Input : tv-dshow nemesi libdvdcss(internal)
Codecs : toolame
Audio output : sun ivtv dxr2
Video output : zr zr2 ivtv dxr2 vesa winvidix 3dfx bl xvr100 tdfx_vid wii

Q.How to know when a package is added ?
A. You can subscribe to the dmo.changes mailing list.
All changes (maximum 30/month) to my repository are sent to that list. To subscribe send an e-mail to with subscribe in the subject.
Or click on this link :

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Q.How many time a need to wait to see a package in testing ?
A. My packages follow the same policy than the official packages. You can read the update_testing file updated every day at 10:00 (UTC+0200).

Q.How many people are working on deb-multimedia ?
A. Two. Thibaut Varene for ia64, powerpc and kfreebsd-amd64 arches and myself for amd64, armel, i386, kfreebsd-i386, mips, mipsel, powerpc and sparc arches.

Q.How to report a bug ?
A. If the bug is related to packaging you can send a bug report, otherwise the best is to contact the upstream author.

Q.Why apt-get tell me that the deb-multimedia-keyring package has been automatically installed and are no longer required ?
A.Because this package has been installed by the transitional debian-multimedia-keyring package.
The solution is to use apt-mark to mark this package as manually installed.
apt-mark manual deb-multimedia-keyring
or if you use aptitude :
aptitude unmarkauto deb-multimedia-keyring
and voila the deb-multimedia-keyring is gone from the apt-get autoremove list.

Q. How to install acroread for amd64 ?
dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt-get update
apt-get install acroread:i386

Also you need (if you want to print) to add the current user to the lp group.

Q. Why a so ugly background color ?
A. Because I hate white background. Otherwise my second prefered color is orange. You have the choice...