No mplayer, mencoder, obexftp on Ubuntu Natty

On my xM rev B with the preinstalled canonical Ubuntu Maverick, I was able to use apt-get to install mplayer, mencoder, and obexftp.

On my xM rev C with the preinstalled canonical Ubuntu Natty, trying to install with apt-get returns "no installation candidate" for mplayer and obexftp and "unable to locate package" for mencoder.

To use these programs, are my only options to compile them myself or use a different distribution such as Angstrom or Robert Nelson's Demo Ubuntu? (Rober Nelson's Ubuntu is excellent; I'm just trying to figure out why the programs are unavailable in the canonical distribution.)

Why are the files missing when the older edition had them available?

Jan

Hi Jan,

It looks like it's still available..

http://packages.ubuntu.com/natty/mplayer

Double check that you have "universe" enabled in /etc/apt/sources.list

Regards,

Perhaps /tec/apt/sources.list is not set up properly to look for them.
I just did "apt-cache search" on each of them and they are there.
# aptitude install mencoder
The following NEW packages will be installed:
   esound-common{a} libaudiofile0{a} libavcodec52{a} libavformat52{a} libavutil50{a} libbluray0{a} libdca0{a} libdirectfb-1.2-9{a} libdvdnav4{a} libdvdread4{a} libenca0{a} libesd0{a} libgif4{a} libgsm1{a} liblzo2-2{a} libmp3lame0{a}
   libopenal1{a} libpostproc51{a} libschroedinger-1.0-0{a} libsdl1.2debian{a} libsdl1.2debian-alsa{a} libswscale0{a} libts-0.0-0{a} libva1{a} libvpx0{a} libx264-106{a} libxvidcore4{a} libxvmc1{a} mencoder mplayer{a} tsconf{a}
0 packages upgraded, 31 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 13.1 MB of archives. After unpacking 26.2 MB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]
Get:1 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main esound-common all 0.2.41-8 [20.4 kB]
Get:2 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libaudiofile0 armel 0.2.6-8ubuntu1 [75.4 kB]
Get:3 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libavutil50 armel 4:0.6.2-1ubuntu1 [82.5 kB]
Get:4 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libgsm1 armel 1.0.13-3 [33.5 kB]
Get:5 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libschroedinger-1.0-0 armel 1.0.10-2 [246 kB]
Get:6 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libva1 armel 1.0.8-3 [33.0 kB]
Get:7 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libvpx0 armel 0.9.6-1 [216 kB]
Get:8 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libavcodec52 armel 4:0.6.2-1ubuntu1 [4,864 kB]
Get:9 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libavformat52 armel 4:0.6.2-1ubuntu1 [805 kB]
Get:10 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/universe libbluray0 armel 0.2~git20110213.20739ed-0ubuntu3 [73.8 kB]
Get:11 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main tsconf all 1.0-7build1 [12.8 kB]
Get:12 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libts-0.0-0 armel 1.0-7build1 [29.3 kB]
Get:13 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libdirectfb-1.2-9 armel 1.2.10.0-4ubuntu2 [1,090 kB]
Get:14 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/universe libdvdread4 armel 4.1.3-10ubuntu3 [57.5 kB]
Get:15 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/universe libdvdnav4 armel 4.1.3-7 [78.7 kB]
Get:16 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libenca0 armel 1.13-3 [59.0 kB]
Get:17 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libesd0 armel 0.2.41-8 [16.5 kB]
Get:18 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libgif4 armel 4.1.6-9 [38.6 kB]
Get:19 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main liblzo2-2 armel 2.03-2 [54.2 kB]
Get:20 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/universe libmp3lame0 armel 3.98.4-0ubuntu1 [296 kB]
Get:21 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libpostproc51 armel 4:0.6.2-1ubuntu1 [72.3 kB]
Get:22 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libsdl1.2debian-alsa armel 1.2.14-6.1ubuntu3 [163 kB]
Get:23 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libsdl1.2debian armel 1.2.14-6.1ubuntu3 [7,106 B]
Get:24 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libswscale0 armel 4:0.6.2-1ubuntu1 [140 kB]
Get:25 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/universe libxvidcore4 armel 2:1.2.2+debian-1ubuntu2 [228 kB]
Get:26 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main libxvmc1 armel 2:1.0.6-1ubuntu2 [14.3 kB]
Get:27 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/universe libdca0 armel 0.0.5-3 [112 kB]
Get:28 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/universe libopenal1 armel 1:1.12.854-2 [130 kB]
Get:29 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/universe libx264-106 armel 2:0.106.1741-3 [365 kB]
Get:30 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/universe mplayer armel 2:1.0~rc4.dfsg1-1ubuntu3 [2,476 kB]
Get:31 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/universe mencoder armel 2:1.0~rc4.dfsg1-1ubuntu3 [1,186 kB]
Regards
Sid.

> Why are the files missing when the older edition had them available?

It looks like it's still available..

http://packages.ubuntu.com/natty/mplayer

Double check that you have "universe" enabled in /etc/apt/sources.list

That was it of course. Thanks, Robert and Sid!

Jan