Getting mplayer from debian-multimedia.org with apt-mancoosi
I wanted to try the mplayer=2:1.0~rc3++svn20100804-0.1 from the (unofficial) http://www.debian-multimedia.org. Again, I first tried using apt-get (Version: 0.7.25.3), and it proposes me a solution with the following characteristics:
17 upgraded, 21 newly installed, 6 to remove and 648 not upgraded.
You can find the full solution, as well as the data to reproduce this upgrade scenario online at the Mancoosi Debian DUDF repository.
I was not satisfied, because it wanted to remove 6 packages, so I tried aptitude (Version: 0.6.2.1-2), which proposes a solution with these characteristics:
1 packages upgraded, 6 newly installed, 171 to remove and 635 not upgraded.
Here too, you can find the full solution, as well as the data to reproduce this upgrade scenario online at the Mancoosi Debian DUDF repository.
Finally, I resorted to apt-mancoosi (see the Mancoosi software page) which gave me the following solution, which I finally used.
new: 10 removed: 0 replaced: 0 upgraded: 3 downgraded: 0 unsatisfied recommends:: 81 changed: 13 uptodate: 2387 notuptodate: 670
apt-get -s install mplayer=2:1.0~rc32.6-2=2.30.0-1 libx264-104=1:0.svn20100918-0.2 libvpx0=0.9.1-1 libsamplerate0-dev=0.1.7-3 librtmp0=2.3-2 libjack0=1:0.118+svn3796-7 libjack-dev=1:0.118+svn3796-7 libggiwmh0=0.3.2-1 libffado2=2.0.1+svn1856-1 libffado-dev=2.0.1+svn1856-1 libdirectfb-1.2-9=220.127.116.11-4 libcelt-dev=0.7.1-1
The apt-get line above is generated by apt-mancoosi to allow the user to pass this solution to apt-get; but calling apt-get this way is not guaranteed to give the expected result, as apt-get tries to recompute another solution first, even if what you give it on the command line is complete already :-( ).