[UNSOLVED] Difficulty setting up get-iplayer

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  • #31913
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    Avatarmikey777

    I wish to set up get-iplayer in antixcore64bit-LXDE, and have been looking at the discussion between terrybull and skidoo to help get me started, which was posted at https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/get-iplayer/

    In terminal, I downloaded version 3.24 to /home/mike/Downloads without any problems using:

     
    wget https://gitlab.com/skidoo/get-iplayer/blob/master/get-iplayer_3.24~skigit_all.deb
    

    However this is the output from terminal, when I try to install it. There’s obviously a problem, similar to what terrybull experienced, but it’s unclear how terrybull resolved it:

    
    mike@antixcore:~/Downloads
    $ sudo dpkg -i get-iplayer_3.24~skigit_all.deb
    dpkg-deb: error: 'get-iplayer_3.24~skigit_all.deb' is not a Debian format archive
    dpkg: error processing archive get-iplayer_3.24~skigit_all.deb (--install):
     dpkg-deb --control subprocess returned error exit status 2
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     get-iplayer_3.24~skigit_all.deb
    

    Any help with this is much appreciated.

    • This topic was modified 3 weeks, 6 days ago by mikey777.
    #31916
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    malemale

    I think the package has yet to be properly packed…

    male@antix19:~
    $ https://gitlab.com/skidoo/get-iplayer/blob/master/get-iplayer_3.22~skigit_all.deb
    bash: https://gitlab.com/skidoo/get-iplayer/blob/master/get-iplayer_3.22~skigit_all.deb: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
    male@antix19:~
    $ wget https://gitlab.com/skidoo/get-iplayer/blob/master/get-iplayer_3.22~skigit_all.deb
    --2020-01-23 14:08:45--  https://gitlab.com/skidoo/get-iplayer/blob/master/get-iplayer_3.22~skigit_all.deb
    Auflösen des Hostnamens gitlab.com (gitlab.com)… 35.231.145.151
    Verbindungsaufbau zu gitlab.com (gitlab.com)|35.231.145.151|:443 … verbunden.
    HTTP-Anforderung gesendet, auf Antwort wird gewartet … 200 OK
    Länge: nicht spezifiziert [text/html]
    Wird in »get-iplayer_3.22~skigit_all.deb« gespeichert.
    
    get-iplayer_3.22~skigit_all.deb      [ <=>                                                     ]  35,75K  --.-KB/s    in 0,03s   
    
    2020-01-23 14:08:46 (1,28 MB/s) - »get-iplayer_3.22~skigit_all.deb« gespeichert [36603]
    
    male@antix19:~
    $ su
    Passwort: 
    root@antix19:/home/male# apt install ./get-iplayer_3.22~skigit_all.deb
    Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fehler!
    E: Unterprozess Popen hat Fehlercode zurückgegeben (2)
    E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
    E: Problem with MergeList /home/male/get-iplayer_3.22~skigit_all.deb
    E: Die Paketliste oder die Statusdatei konnte nicht eingelesen oder geöffnet werden.
    root@antix19:/home/male# exit
    exit
    male@antix19:~
    

    Male is the capital of the Maldives and its wonderful people.

    #32048
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    Avatarmikey777

    @male
    Many thanks for your reply.
    Yes, I couldn’t get version 3.22 to install either…
    A problem with the packages. It would be good to have some feedback from skidoo on this,
    as he seems to have prepared both the 3.22 and 3.24 get-iplayer versions for Debian. Hopefully,
    he may see this post and answer …

    #32064
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    VWVW

    Doesn’t your version of antiX come with a search engine?

    get_iplayer Guides and Tutorials

    The state propaganda service doesn’t like you using get-iplayer because they like to control everything. A good example of all their control freakery is all the efforts they made to shut down a certain radio station on a ship in the North Sea. They like to keep changing things in order to prevent get-iplayer from working and so you always need to install the latest version.

    "Are governments capable of evil? Of course they are, but they are far more capable of incompetence". - Sherlock Holmes

    #32088
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    Avatarmikey777

    @VW
    I take your point about the BBC, but this is not the issue.
    The problem is that for Debian10 based distros (antiX included), there is no installation candidate for giPlayer.deb, but there is for other distros (e.g. Ubuntu or ArchLinux based ones), where it works.

    #32089
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    VWVW

    Yes, because the BBC keep changing things, while Debian likes stability, it’s best to get it from Source-forge and build it yourself, but problems arise when the BBC changes something and Source-forge hasn’t developed a fix yet.

    "Are governments capable of evil? Of course they are, but they are far more capable of incompetence". - Sherlock Holmes

    #32115
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    Avatarseaken64

    This is probably beyond my geek level, but have you tried using Gdebi? Gdebi works out dependencies and has helped me install stuff by providing me clues as to what else need to be installed.

    Seaken64

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by seaken64.
    #32248
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    Avatarmikey777

    This is probably beyond my geek level, but have you tried using Gdebi? Gdebi works out dependencies and has helped me install stuff by providing me clues as to what else need to be installed.
    Seaken64

    Thanks Seaken64. I had tried Gdebi already, but it didn’t work.
    I finally got get-iplayer working with version 3.94. I’m still a bit puzzled on how I achieved this, but am working on it! As soon as I’ve worked out how I succeeded, I’ll post a step-by-step tutorial on the forum. It’s a question of going through the steps again with a fresh install of antix, and repeated what I think I did to see if I get the same result …

    #32253
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    Avatarseaken64

    Ok, good. I look forward to your write-up.

    Seaken64

    #32281
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    Avatarmikey777

    @male
    @VW
    @seaken64

    I’ve now posted an easy-to-follow tutorial on all you need to know for installing and using get-iplayer.
    See: https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/tutorial-how-to-install-get-iplayer-for-downloading-bbc-radio-tv-programmes/

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 6 days ago by mikey777.
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