I demand that mike lewis may or may not have written...

> On 12/14/06, mike lewis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> On 12/14/06, Darren Salt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> I demand that mike lewis may or may not have written...
>>>> These debs, what are they?  How do I use them?  I'm a new ubuntu user
>>>> and I'd love to be able to use xine (for vdr head) on ubuntu this
>>>> without having to compile it myself..
>>> <URL:http://www.youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk/progs.etch.html>

>>> I don't know if they're installable on whichever Ubuntu release you're
>>> using (guess: edgy). Chances are, however, that they are.

>>> The best way to install them is by using the 'deb' line given on the
>>> above page and installing via an apt front end (typically aptitude,
>>> apt-get or synaptic).

>>> [snip]
>> I'll let you know how it goes..

> OK.  newbie time..  When I try to apt-get update I get the following error:
> ---
> W: GPG error: http://zap.tartarus.org testing Release: The following
> signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not
> available: NO_PUBKEY B012AD8CF19F599F
> W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
> ---

Download the key for it (the "(linux)" link at the bottom of the page, or
the link which I've just added nearer the top). Once you have it:
  # apt-key add pubkey.gpg

> And, when I issues apt-cache  showpkg vdr;

> It tells me about both versions available to me (of which, yours is not the
> preffered source!)  How can I select your source, or how can I make your
> source trusted?

  $ man apt_preferences

Edit /etc/apt/preferences. You probably want something like:

  Package: *
  Pin: release o=www.youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk
  Pin-Priority: 550

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