Demise of get_iplayer PPA

Peter S Kirk peter.kirk at
Sun Jul 5 20:30:25 EDT 2020


Great work, Thank you for sharing

On 5 Jul 2020 at 10:49, Mark Grant Mark Grant <m.grant.prg at> 
> I noticed in the Release Notes for v3.26 the announcement of the demise
> of the get_iplayer PPA. I have, for a number of years, been packaging
> and publishing my own software for Debian and Ubuntu. So far I have
> done the same for get_iplayer on Debian but only for my own
> consumption. With the demise of the current PPA, and given that I would
> continue to package get_iplayer for myself, I thought it should be
> straight forward to extend that activity to a PPA and a Debian
> repository.
> So, FWIW, my PPA now builds packages for Bionic, Eoan and Focal, and my
> Debian repo has packages for Stretch and Buster.
> Ubuntu PPA
> ==========
> If you wish to use this then you should remove the old PPA. Then add
> the new one:-
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:m-grant-prg/utils
> sudo apt-get update
> Debian Repo
> ===========
> Please follow the instructions at:-
> A Couple of Points To Note
> ==========================
> * This is a packaging-only project, no upstream project file will be
> amended.
> * Packaging-only issues can be addressed, software issues should be
> addressed upstream.
> * get_iplayer has substantial functionality. This fuctionality cannot
> be tested as part of the package build and publication.
> * This is, of course, best effort only.
> Any feedback would be appreciated.
> Regards,
> Mark
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