October 1, 2013 · General · Email This Post

The Medibuntu repository has been unmaintained for several months, and has become more and more useless over the years. The project is now considered abandoned, and we recommend to disable the repository if you are using it.

The project is not really needed nowadays, except for one package: libdvdcss. This package is now maintained by Jonathan Riddell at Blue Systems. It is available in a repository hosted by VideoLAN.

To disable the Medibuntu repository and enable the libdvdcss one, use these commands:

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

curl ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/videolan-apt.asc | sudo apt-key add --

echo "deb ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list

sudo apt-get update

If you are using Ubuntu saucy, you can also install libdvdcss using an alternative method (make sure to install/upgrade the libdvdread4 package first).

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4 Comments to “The Medibuntu project comes to an end”

  1. yeKcim says:

    libdvdcss is not needed! Just install libdvdread4 (from official repositories) and run sudo sh /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh i don’t understand why some people used medibuntu…

  2. Vdragon says:

    If you checkout /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh code you’ll find that it still fetch & install libdvdcss from Medibuntu’s repository.

  3. poloshiao says:

    The files install-css.sh in Ubuntu 12.04, 13.04 :
    cat /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh | grep sitert
    shows that from download.videolan.org not from Medibuntu’s repository.

  4. Andy says:

    May need to install curl first if you haven’t got it

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