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I have a Netgear NAS ("ReadyNAS Duo v2") running a custom variant of Debian 6.0.3 "squeeze", named "RAIDiator-arm 5.3.12" and there are no further upgrades as the device is no longer supported.

I would like to install ffmpeg on this system but there are some conflicting packages. Here is the output of aptitude install ffmpeg:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  libavfilter0: Depends: libavcodec52 (< 4:0.5.10-99) 
                         but 4:0.6.6-.netgear2 is installed. or 
                         libavcodec-extra-52 (< 4:0.5.10-99) which is a virtual package.
  libavdevice52: Depends: libavcodec52 (< 4:0.5.10-99) 
                          but 4:0.6.6-1.netgear2 is installed. or
                          libavcodec-extra-52 (< 4:0.5.10-99) which is a virtual package.
                 Depends: libavformat52 (< 4:0.5.10-99) 
                          but 4:0.6.6-1.netgear2 is installed. or
                          libavformat-extra-52 (< 4:0.5.10-99) which is a virtual package.

It appears some netgear-specific version of the libavcodec52 package is hindering the installation. What can I do?

I had the idea of cross-compiling a static build of ffmpeg on my computer but run into other problems.

  • try installing newer ffmpeg. newer than 4:0.6.6 – Ipor Sircer Jan 12 '17 at 11:28
  • Thanks for the suggestion. But how can I do that? apt wants to install version 4:0.5.10-1 (armel), so I assume I would have to use some kind of manual method that does not involve a package manager? – Glemi Jan 12 '17 at 11:58
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    there is squeeze-backports repo with ffmpeg=6:0.8.6-1~bpo60+1 – Ipor Sircer Jan 12 '17 at 12:49
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You need to update your apt sources.list file. Debian moved squeeze to the archive.

I would post my sources.list file, but stackexchange won't let me post more than 2 urls. Essentially you need to update all the ftp.us.debian.org to archive.debian.org.

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