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Error message with DVDSTYLER

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Seadevil
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Error message with DVDSTYLER

#1 Post by Seadevil » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:01 am

trying to install a ppa and get this error message:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/dvdstyler
WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list'
I looked in the directory and see "sources.list.d" so I created a folder "sources.list",
and that didn't work either.

i tried again:

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 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/dvdstyler
WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list'

WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list'

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 95, in <module>
    sp = SoftwareProperties(options=options)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 109, in __init__
    self.reload_sourceslist()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 599, in reload_sourceslist
    self.distro.get_sources(self.sourceslist)    
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptsources/distro.py", line 93, in get_sources
    (self.id, self.codename))
aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template for MX/Horizon
so how do i get this distribution template for MX/Horizon ??

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Re: Error message with DVDSTYLER

#2 Post by fehlix » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:17 am

Seadevil wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:01 am
..
trying to install a ppa and get this error message:
..
Quick answer by quoting the wiki PPA: Use in MX Linux:
Our policy is that we discourage installing Ubuntu packages on MX Linux as it can (and has) caused problems. However, MX Packagers can examine the components of the ppa to see if all their dependencies appear to be met, to look for anywhere Ubuntu and Debian have different names or locations for the libraries, and hunt for anything systemd related. So it would be prudent to ask them about particular repositories you are thinking of adding.
Better follow the procedure for a package request, if not found within our repos already.
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Re: Error message with DVDSTYLER

#3 Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:47 am

fehlix: +1

My quick answer: MX ain't an Ubuntu derivative.
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Re: Error message with DVDSTYLER

#4 Post by timkb4cq » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:43 pm

Not to mention that dvdstyler is in the default repositories so you don't have to add a PPA to install it - just use The Package Installer in MX-Tools, or Synaptic.
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Re: Error message with DVDSTYLER

#5 Post by Stevo » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:39 pm

If only there was some kind of user guide or Youtube videos that could help our new users.... /s

or even some kind of default avatar for new users that reinforced that message! :p

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