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    Lame on Debian

    Hi

    I'm trying to stream audio from my slimserver at home to my work PC, I've got this working, sort of.

    It works for a few seconds and then the audio breaks up and is unlistenable. This is due, I think, to my music being in Flac format and my ADSL uplink rate not being high enough so I thought I throttle the bandwidth with the "player/audio/bitrate limiting" option in slimserver. However there is a message on the page saying that I don't appear to have Lame installed, which supprises me since Alien BBC works, maybe Alien BBC doesn't use lame.

    So, anyone one know how to install Lame on a Debian system, I tried "apt-get install lame" but I get a message saying "package not available". Does anyone know if there is a different server that has an apt-get compatible version of lame?

    I'm not sure I'm confident enough to down load the source and compile it myself

    Cheers
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    On 5/16/07, Stoker <Stoker.2qohgb1179322501 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
    wrote:
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    > So, anyone one know how to install Lame on a Debian system, I tried
    > "apt-get install lame" but I get a message saying "package not
    > available". Does anyone know if there is a different server that has an
    > apt-get compatible version of lame?



    http://www.rarewares.org/debian.html


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    I imagine the Debian mob don't include lame in their default apt repositories for political/legal reasons.

    If it were me, I'd wander to the Debian forums. Adding mp3 encoding to Debian is sure to be a FAQ.

    You'll probably just have to add a new repository to aptitude, then run "apt-get install lame" again. (In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if lame was in the 'universe')

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    Thanks Guys

    I followed your advice and now I'm listening to Abbey Road at work without drop outs!

    If anyone else needs info here is exactly what I did to get this working:

    1) log in to debian machine as root.
    2) edit the file /etc/apt/sources.list by adding 'deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org sid main' (no quotes) to the file before any other uncommented entries.
    3) from the command promt run: apt-get update
    4) from the command prompt run apt-get install lame

    Thats it, simple when you know how!

    Thanks again for the help
    --ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoker View Post
    Thanks Guys

    I followed your advice and now I'm listening to Abbey Road at work without drop outs!

    If anyone else needs info here is exactly what I did to get this working:

    1) log in to debian machine as root.
    2) edit the file /etc/apt/sources.list by adding 'deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org sid main' (no quotes) to the file before any other uncommented entries.
    3) from the command promt run: apt-get update
    4) from the command prompt run apt-get install lame

    Thats it, simple when you know how!

    Thanks again for the help
    No, that't not it. And it isn't that simple.

    in step 4) the installer says:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies.
    lame: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7-1) but 2.3.6.ds1-13etch5 is to be installed
    Depends: libncurses5 (>= 5.6+20071006-3) but 5.5-5 is to be installed
    E: Broken packages

    Did you get this? If not, how have you got the required versions of these libs? How did you install them. I'm using debian 4 etch - i.e the latest.

    It doesn't seem straightforward to upgrade clib6 for 2.3.x to 2.7.1 - for example in the synaptic installer gui the force version option is greyed out and not selectable - so you can't make it get 2.7.1.

    Attempting to uninstall clib6 to reinstall the later version might be another way - but when it is marked for uninstall, synaptic also marks a whole list of dependent packages that will be uninstalled as well, some of them look fundamental to the system, and uninstalling those and clib6 could render the system unusuable and require a reinstall of debian itself. So not an option to try really.

    Is it any wonder that Linux is not that popular yet? Because of irritating complexities like this? I've got a life to live, I don't want to be indoors sat in front of a computer tinkering. Linux makes a virtue out of complexity.

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    Lame on Debian

    On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 2:19 PM, rjamesd <
    rjamesd.386k3c1208719202 (AT) no-mx ...limdevices.com> wrote:

    >
    > No, that't not it. And it isn't that simple.



    In fact, it is that simple. You made a mistake however. You tried to
    install the packages meant for 'sid' which is the permanent name of
    'unstable'. You are running 'etch' or 'stable'. Change 'sid' in your
    sources.list to 'stable' and things should work as you want them to.

    >
    > Is it any wonder that Linux is not that popular yet? Because of
    > irritating complexities like this? I've got a life to live, I don't
    > want to be indoors sat in front of a computer tinkering. Linux makes a
    > virtue out of complexity.



    What would you like us to do about that? Maybe take up your issues with the
    Debian crew or switch to a dummy (no offense) friendly distro like Ubuntu
    (which incidentally has lame available in its standard repositories).
    Debian is intended for people who really do know what they are doing and
    enjoy tinkering.

    Ben


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    Lame on Debian

    Ben Sandee wrote:
    > Maybe take up your issues with
    > the Debian crew or switch to a dummy (no offense) friendly distro like
    > Ubuntu (which incidentally has lame available in its standard
    > repositories).


    Have to agree here. I don't see pure Debian for linux newbies. I like
    it, but I've been using Unix since 85 and linux since the turn of the
    century.

    There are many easier to use distros.

    > Debian is intended for people who really do know what
    > they are doing and enjoy tinkering.


    Actually, I don't tinker with mine. I just set it up and go.
    But I don't expect hand holding. I don't use Synaptic, I use a shell and
    apt-get.

    What I like about pure Debian is that it doesn't have all that user
    friendly stuff and excessive GUI tools to get in my way.

    YMMV of course.


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    Thanks seems working though verify warning

    W: GPG error: http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 07DC563D1F41B907

    It does seem to work - it says I got one newly installed item, does this sound right?

    skylinewebserver1:/etc/apt# apt-get update
    Ign cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r3 _Etch_ - Official i386 NETINST Binary-1 20080218-14:15] etch Release.gpg
    Ign cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r3 _Etch_ - Official i386 NETINST Binary-1 20080218-14:15] etch Release
    Ign cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r3 _Etch_ - Official i386 NETINST Binary-1 20080218-14:15] etch/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r3 _Etch_ - Official i386 NETINST Binary-1 20080218-14:15] etch/main Packages/DiffIndex
    Get: 1 http://security.debian.org etch/updates Release.gpg [189B]
    Get: 2 http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable Release.gpg [189B]
    Get: 3 http://security.debian.org etch/updates Release [37.6kB]
    Get: 4 http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable Release [5535B]
    Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable Release
    Get: 5 http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable/main Packages [43.8kB]
    Ign http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign http://security.debian.org etch/updates/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Sources/DiffIndex
    Ign http://security.debian.org etch/updates/contrib Sources/DiffIndex
    Get: 6 http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Packages [261kB]
    Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/contrib Packages
    Get: 7 http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Sources [39.2kB]
    Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/contrib Sources
    Get: 8 http://ftp.uk.debian.org etch Release.gpg [378B]
    Hit http://ftp.uk.debian.org etch Release
    Ign http://ftp.uk.debian.org etch/main Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign http://ftp.uk.debian.org etch/main Sources/DiffIndex
    Hit http://ftp.uk.debian.org etch/main Packages
    Hit http://ftp.uk.debian.org etch/main Sources
    Fetched 388kB in 5s (69.7kB/s)
    Reading package lists... Done
    W: GPG error: http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 07DC563D1F41B907
    W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
    skylinewebserver1:/etc/apt# apt-get install lame
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed
    lame
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 12 not upgraded.
    Need to get 278kB of archives.
    After unpacking 745kB of additional disk space will be used.
    WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
    lame
    Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
    Get: 1 http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable/main lame 3.97-0.0 [278kB]
    Fetched 278kB in 0s (382kB/s)
    Selecting previously deselected package lame.
    (Reading database ... 78663 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking lame (from .../lame_3.97-0.0_i386.deb) ...
    Setting up lame (3.97-0.0) ...

    skylinewebserver1:/etc/apt#


    I like debina - and I do try and make an effort to learn.
    If you look on howtoforge.com for user rjamesd you'll see that I have posted questions but found answers to my own problems but people have thanked me!

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