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Install and Configure VDR on Ubuntu
This article contains tips and advice for setting up VDR and plugins on Ubuntu. Ubuntu releases are based on snapshots of Debian Unstable; therefore the following may be of use to Debian users too. Indeed, later in this article we show how to compile bleading edge versions of the VDR packages from the Debian VDR and DVB Packaging Project.
Installing from Binary Packages
VDR has been available in the Ubuntu Universe repository since Warty.
This article assumes that you have installed Ubuntu Dapper and have installed and confirmed to be working a Linux compatible DVB device.
Before you can install VDR packages, you must first add the Universe repository to your Apt sources list. Now you can use Aptitude or Synaptic to search for available vdr packages.
- See DEBIAN_VDR_Packages for further information.
Installing from Debian Package Sources
- You will need to install svn-buildpackage, which lives in the Ubuntu Universe repository, so if you haven't already done so, add Universe to your sources.lst
- Continue to DEBIAN_Compiling_VDR_Source_Packages