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I'm trying to install the netflix-desktop package in Debian 'jessie'. I was able to get this to work on my laptop running Debian 'wheezy' a few months ago, but on my desktop I keep running into these errors when I run:

aptitude install netflix-desktop

I already added the i386 architecture and tried running apt-get install -f and aptitude install -f to try and fix any broken packages. It's worth noting that it's not just the 'netflix-desktop' package that does this: other packages (which are also 'netflix-desktop' dependencies) like 'ia32-libs' give similar messages about broken dependencies.

So I'm a little stumped. If anybody has any ideas I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Try following the debugging tips in unix.stackexchange.com/q/121180/4671. Expressly written for this type of question. See my answer for quite precise debugging directions. If you have questions, ping me. – Faheem Mitha Sep 4 '14 at 8:17
Slightly more generally, see meta.unix.stackexchange.com/a/3026/4671 – Faheem Mitha Sep 4 '14 at 9:04

did you add ppa ? You will have to add PPA (Personal Packages Archives) in order to install Netflix on Linux.

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
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