Ubuntu - what's the difference between multiverse & restricted-extras pkg ?

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    I have all the extras already (codecs, LAME, etc.) without having installed
    the restricted-extras package. I have multiverse and universe repos. enabled,
    plus the Medibuntu repo.
    According to Ubuntu regarding the restricted-extras pkg....
    "This package depends on some commonly used packages in the Ubuntu multiverse repository." ?

    Have I been missing out on something by not having installed the
    restricted-extras pkg. ? Would there be possible conflicts by installing it
    as well ?

    Regards.
     
  2. lewmur

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    "Restricted" are things that can't be installed automatically because you have to agree to the license terms. But they ARE supported. Neither universe or multiverse are supported. Check here for full explanation.
     
  3. Ocky

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    Thanks for that lewmur - I missed it.
    Do you think I should install restricted-extras pkg. ? I have everything working
    really well now and would not want to break the existing stuff.
    I am just keen on your valued opinion - certainly won't come crying if
    stuff breaks...:argh:
     
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    IMO, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.;)
     
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    Yes, the best ever philosophy.. :cool:
     
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