Friday, June 21, 2013

Unofficial debian-multimedia.org Repository Is No Longer Safe To Use

Debian warns on its blog : The unofficial third party repository Debian Multimedia stopped using the domain debian-multimedia.org some months ago. The domain expired and it is now registered again by someone unknown to Debian.....This means that the repository is no longer safe to use, and you should remove the related entries from your sources.list file.


Not sure if you're using the debian-multimedia repository? You can easily check it by running:

grep -i debian-multimedia.org /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*

If you can see debian-multimedia.org line in output, you should remove all the lines including it.

The need of an external repository for multimedia related packages has been greatly reduced with the release of Wheezy, which features many new and updated codecs and multimedia players.

If you're wondering where it went, it moved to deb-multimedia.org......

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