[ANN} get_iplayer 2.80 and Windows installer version 4.3 released

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 17:57:18 EDT 2011

On 29/08/2011 21:13, bat guano wrote:
> Hi
> The "$ get_iplayer --update" command hasn't worked properly for ages.
> It gives instructions to download a deb package...
>  From "http://linuxcentre.net/get_iplayer/packages/get-iplayer-current.deb"
> But the package that gets downloaded won't install.
> Maybe the "$ get_iplayer --update" option should be disabled and removed from --help menu.
> Or modified to give more up-to-date instructions.

It works, but as I wrote, only for DIY installations.  It's blocked if 
you installed via package manager, as you've seen.  The "packagemanager" 
option is lurking in your system options file, put there during package 
installation.  Its presence triggers the message you see.  Look for 
/etc/get_iplayer/options - that's where the Debian package drops it, I 
think.  It may not be worth deleting the option setting to hack around 
it, depending on your particular setup.   If I'm reading things 
correctly, it looks like Debian testing/unstable packages were updated 
within the last few weeks with a version that has nearly all the 
user-level improvements implemented on the way to 2.80.  If you can use 
one of those, you should be OK for a bit.


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