Quoting Toerless Eckert (2018-02-19 17:09:32) > On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:30:55AM +0000, Daniel James wrote: >> I think this confusion stems from the time when >> debian-multimedia.org was an independent repo. >> >> The name change to http://deb-multimedia.org/ happened over five >> years ago, but there are still plenty of references to the old name >> online, including the Wikipedia page for Debian: >> >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debian#Multimedia_support > > Right. Which is why i think some better text on > https://wiki.debian.org/DebianMultimedia would be helpfull. I for once > found and used this URL > > https://howto.biapy.com/en/debian-gnu-linux/system/software/install-the-debian-multimedia-apt-repositories > > Now i think i need an advanced degree in debian package management > to remove installed packages from that repo again, because just > - removing ftp://ftp.deb-multimedia.org/ from /etc/apt/sources.list > - apt-update > - apt-upgrade > - apt autoremove > > did not suggest me anything that would identify or remove package that > i had installed from that repo.
Unfortunately there is no simple "do this to revert" after having messed up a system by adding incompatible packages. Possibly you can revert, maybe easy but maybe not, but even if succesful then your concrete experience cannot be codified into a general guide to be put onto the Debian wiki: The sensible part is "no - don't do it!" Or put differently: Debian never tested nor promised compatibility with deb-multimedia - in fact we did our best to advice _against_ using it. If someone else did - deb-multimedia or Wikipedia or your friendly neighbour - hinted that it would work, then please work with _them_ to improve _their_ documentation to cover reversal if it breaks anyway. Perhaps suggest the authors of howto.biapy.com to improve their guide? - Jonas -- * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt * Tlf.: +45 40843136 Website: http://dr.jones.dk/ [x] quote me freely [ ] ask before reusing [ ] keep private