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JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« on: January 03, 2014, 05:08:52 pm »

http://files.jriver.com/mediacenter/channels/v19/latest/MediaCenter-19.0.102.deb

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19.0.102 (1/3/2014)

1. Changed: Bumped timeout to February 9th 2014
2. Changed: Package no longer depends on the various linux audio encoders to install, they are recommended but not required leaving it up to the user to install. These are Lame, Vorbis-tools, Musepack-tools. They can be 32 or 64 bit.

19.0.94 (12/16/2013)

1. Fixed: Bug introduced from the column header crash fix.

19.0.92 (12/11/2013)

1. New: Added Musepack (mpc) encoder (requires system musepack-tools, amd64 or i386).
2. Fixed: Pathname length for files increased from 260 to 4096.

19.0.91 (12/10/2013)

1. Changed: More shared library work (stability).
2. Changed: Now requires system libcrypto++9 (>= 5.6.1) AND libuuid1 (>= 2.20.1) (both i386)
3. Fixed: MPC (Musepack) input plugin.

19.0.90 (12/9/2013)

1. Fixed: .deb pacakge dependencies will allow either i386 or amd64 versions of lame and vorbis-tool and un-arched xfonts.
2. Changed: Reliability in loading shared libraries, was causing problems when switching between audio formats during playback.

19.0.89 (12/6/2013)

1. New: Added OGG encoder (requires system vorbis-tools installed).

19.0.88 (12/5/2013)

1. Fixed: OGG input plugin.

19.0.85-1 (12/3/2013)

1. Faster: Drawing from an internal image to the screen is much faster (requires 0 memory manipulations before draw; previously required two copies before draw).
2. Changed: More resolutions available for the dynamic MC Icon.
3. Fixed: DLNA fixes from the main code.

19.0.85 (12/2/2013)

1. Fixed: Keyboard shortcuts.
2. Fixed: Visualization.
3. Changed: Much improved redrawing speed, will drastically lower cpu usage during playback.
4. Changed: Timeout moved to January 9th 2014

19.0.82 (11/26/2013)

1. NEW: Basic copy/paste support using cut buffers (the Primary method).
2. Fixed: DLNA functions which had been causing crashes (fixed across all platforms).

19.0.81-1 (11/23/2013)

1. Fixed: (again) the ALT-GR key

19.0.81 (11/22/2013)

1. Fixed: Only one thread was being used in drawing.
2. Fixed: Standard View Skins (only Noire was working).
3. Changed: Filling in missing functions. Still more to do.

19.0.76 (11/15/2013)

1. Fixed: More tweaking of the ALT-GR international keyboards.

19.0.74 (11/12/2013)

1. Fixed: International keyboards, ALT-GR no longer generates an unexpected character.
2. Changed: More .deb file tweaking to work with gui installers.

19.0.73-1 (11/11/2013)

1. Fixed: Menus were in the background in some windows managers.
2. Changed: .deb to work around xfonts and platform architecture dependencies. xfonts-75dpi and xfonts-100dpi still need to be installed but aren't included in the dependencies list.

19.0.73 (11/10/2013)

1. Fixed: When first showing a window, a white box could appear at the wrong position and then move to the correct position.
2. Fixed: Tooltips (and other similar windows) could incorrectly show a taskbar button in some cases.
3. Fixed: Showing a tooltip could shift the focus away from the main program.

19.0.72 (11/7/2013)

1. Faster: Unlocked SSE acceleration in image / drawing engine providing faster performance, and better looking rendering.
2. Changed: More dependency tweaking for MultiArch.
3. Changed: Program has an icon now.
4. Changed: Configuration files are now UTF-8. To revert to an earlier release you must restore settings from a MC backup.

19.0.70-1 (11/5/2013)

1. Changed: Text drawing better supports international characters.
2. Changed: More precise dependencies for package installation.

19.0.70 (11/4/2013)

1. Changed: Timeout changed to Dec 8 2013

19.0.65 (10/29/2013)

1. Changed: An icon now appears in the Unity dock (and others) when minimized. No title yet ;)
2. Fixed: http authentication. Allows Library server auth to work.
3. Changed: Removed ogg support until the input plugin is repaired.

19.0.62 (10/25/2013)

1. Fixed: Windows title. Shows when minimized.
2. Changed: Program binary name is now mediacenter19 to allow side-by-side versions to run properly.
3. Changed: Updated debian build package to be more to spec. To replace the current version first remove the existing version (will not affect library or settings). Do this by: sudo dpkg -r mediacenter. Then install the new build. For non-debian systems, remove /usr/bin/mediacenter.

19.0.61 (10/24/2013)

1. Fixed: Pause now works with ALSA playback.
2. Fixed: Dragging the main window to position it was not working nicely.
3. Fixed: Menu tracking and keyboard navigation was not working properly.
4. NEW: Added desktop files and icon.

19.0.60 (10/22/2013)

1. Changed: Better ALSA device enumeration, should help to coexist with pulseaudio.

19.0.59 (10/21/2013)

1. Fixed: SSDP discovery stopped working after a short time.

19.0.57 (10/17/2013)

1. Changed: Prevent message boxes from popping up in /mediaserver mode.
2. Fixed: DLNA, problems with some http 1.1 devices.

19.0.56 (10/10/2013)

1. Changed: Attempt to back off requirements to SSE2.
2. NEW: If the default lucida font isn't found will fall back to a different font (requires the xfonts-100dpi package)

19.0.54 (10/08/2103)

1. NEW: Added support for 24-bit ALSA devices.
2. Fixed: When playback failed to start, it could lead to a crash.
3. Fixed: Mouse move tracking was not working, causing many UI issues.
4. Fixed: Typing in an edit control that showed suggestions could segfault.

19.0.53 (10/07/2013)

1. Fixed: Window minimize, maximize, and restore work.
2. NEW: Compiled without SSE support. Need Feedback.

19.0.52 (10/4/2013)

1: NEW: Fallback to S16_LE sound if the ALSA driver doesn't support S32_LE.
2: Fixed: Font spacing and switched to Lucinda.
3: Fixed: Added more package dependencies.

19.0.51 (10/3/2013)

1. NEW: First build.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014, 03:08:59 am »

On both my systems MC no longer remembers size and position. Started with .94 I think. On one I removed the .jriver folder to see if its something in my settings but that didn't help.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014, 07:46:21 am »

MC has started to crash almost immediately after launch. I removed the .jriver folder, I've removed the package and reinstalled. Doesn't seem to have any effect.

I'll try an older version see what happens.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 07:51:30 am »

Downgrade to .92 didn't help  ? and I have no idea what could have changed to cause this. I hope someone could have a look at the log and help me out?

Thanks!
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014, 08:31:25 am »

I tried to install it but it gave me a warning that it is an i386 instead of x64 version?
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 10:05:20 am »

Hi bob,
if you play around with the OPTIONs or oher main menu options, MC freezes up for a long time or even stays locked for minutes. During this lockouts, I had heavy of traffic on my network (NFS) and the time display in the playing window says: Waiting. It looks like mc is scanning the entire database.... 
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2014, 10:34:10 am »

Hi, just installed MC 19.0.102 today, similar experience like the others, MC Closes almost immediately. 2 attempts to deinstall and install again failed. Older Version worked without any Troubles...
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2014, 10:39:14 am »

I installed in a clean Debian and it works, is there a problem only with upgrading?
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2014, 10:48:05 am »

I installed in a clean Debian and it works, is there a problem only with upgrading?
I'm running .102 and it works, but I'm not installing MC, running it out of the extracted archive.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2014, 12:00:25 pm »

Downgrade to .92 didn't help  ? and I have no idea what could have changed to cause this. I hope someone could have a look at the log and help me out?

Thanks!
Interesting, it works fine on my home machine as always (debian wheezy 32 bit).
I'm wondering if one of the plugins is broken. hmmm just did some testing and mine all work.
The upgrade might not remove a prior plugin. I was playing around with the wavepack and musepack ones. The musepack one was definitely working. The WP not.
As far as I recall though, those plugins were not supposed to be getting registered in this release.
You could try cleaning out /usr/lib/jriver and then re-installing the 102 deb. Other than the settings, that would be a clean install.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2014, 12:05:26 pm »

You people that are having issues should also state your architecture and distro.
We build only on debian wheezy i386.
I do light testing on ubuntu 13.10 x86_64, Mint 15 and Olive before uploading the build.
If you are using another distro, you should note that when packages in the build system change you might have to pay attention to this in your attempts to get it working on the other distros.
For example, I noticed that libcurl changed recently.
If you are on wheezy, make sure your system is up to date.

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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2014, 01:33:49 pm »

Some of the versions in the debian control file are a bit out of date, if you are on a foreign architecture these especially may cause you issues:
libcurl3 (>= 7.26), libc6 (>= 2.17)

Note however as I said before MC ran on Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 and Mint 15. These systems were up to date.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2014, 01:35:35 pm »

No issues here on Ubuntu 13.10 x64.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2014, 07:03:34 pm »

wonderful,wonderful,wonderful !!! :)
ive tested a lot of dlna-mediaserver here on Xubuntu 13.10 i386 and the JRiver Mediacenter is by far the best (for my taste)

ive only regged here to express my wonderful impression on JRiver Mediacenter..

okay,because ive got here a relatively "fresh" Xubuntu 13.10 I386 i want to post here any problems,bugs and impressions !!!

but many greets and thx again !!

1. Issue: some "windows"-problems (Xubuntu is with XFCE)

more to come...

and btw. there were almost no issues in installing JRiver Mediacenter 19.0.102..in earlier versions u had to manual install musepack but this is not necessary

 anymore as posted by the wonderful "BOB" !!  :)
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2014, 05:11:01 am »

I have just installed v.102. My Voyage Linux distro is Debian based so install is smooth and I've had no problems so far running MC either via Cygwin X to my W7 pc or GUI-less with /mediaserver
I still see the problem reported here: http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=86236.0
I get sound on all sample rates so I assume MC is resampling. MC is also correctly processing resampling according to settings in 'DSP Studio...> Output Format' 
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2014, 10:42:43 am »

I have just installed v.102. My Voyage Linux distro is Debian based so install is smooth and I've had no problems so far running MC either via Cygwin X to my W7 pc or GUI-less with /mediaserver
I still see the problem reported here: http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=86236.0
I get sound on all sample rates so I assume MC is resampling. MC is also correctly processing resampling according to settings in 'DSP Studio...> Output Format' 
Are you choosing pulseaudio or one of the hardware devices for output?
I'm thinking you might have to use the hardware device.
There might also be an issue with mode of track switching since that determines whether the device will be closed and re-opened between tracks.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2014, 11:23:37 am »

Hi, I tried to install JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I get the following error:

dpkg: error processing /home/peter/Downloads/MediaCenter-19.0.102.deb (--install):
 parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/control' near line 9 package 'mediacenter19:i386':
 'Recommends' field, reference to 'vorbis-tools': invalid architecture name 'amd64': a value different from 'any' is currently not allowed
Errors were encountered while processing:

I am new to Linux and I am not sure where to go from here.

Thx
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2014, 11:46:37 am »

Hi, I tried to install JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I get the following error:

dpkg: error processing /home/peter/Downloads/MediaCenter-19.0.102.deb (--install):
 parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/control' near line 9 package 'mediacenter19:i386':
 'Recommends' field, reference to 'vorbis-tools': invalid architecture name 'amd64': a value different from 'any' is currently not allowed
Errors were encountered while processing:

I am new to Linux and I am not sure where to go from here.

Thx
MC isn't being built for that distro and it may be too old since it's not fully multiarch aware.

You could try this idea from stack-overflow...

If you do not want to install recomended packages you can run apt-get with the --no-install-recommends flag or aptitude with the --without-recommends/-R flag.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2014, 12:21:42 pm »

Are you choosing pulseaudio or one of the hardware devices for output?
I'm thinking you might have to use the hardware device.
There might also be an issue with mode of track switching since that determines whether the device will be closed and re-opened between tracks.


I think I am using a hw device, the spdif (IEC958) port on the USB device. Maybe this goes via pulseaudio? I've booted my PC in Windows right now so I can not check (got two m-sata disks which I am swapping). I'll test the different hw devices on next try.
Thanks Bob

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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2014, 02:29:21 am »

In this case a 'device' is not meant in the physical sense, but rather a way to access your hardware on Linux.

Try running the command 'aplay -L' in a terminal. On some systems it will also tell you what each 'device' does.

For instance, a device preceded by 'hw:' means direct hardware access without any conversions. 'plughw:' on the other hand has all software conversions applied by the system. Devices with the 'dmix' prefix uses the system mixer to allow multiple applications simultaneous access to sound devices.

What you want is up to you. If you want to hear other sounds while playing music with MC, you can use 'dmix' or possibly 'default' works for you as well. If you want the best possible sound, try the devices with the 'hw' prefix.

Unfortuntately how this works depends on the system, its different for each distribution and might even differ between patch levels, I'm not sure. If you like, you can paste the output of 'aplay -L' and we'll have a look too.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2014, 02:31:56 am »

Is anyone else having trouble with the latest version not remembering certain settings?

I'm on a clean install of Mint 16 at the moment, but MC isn't remembering playback device, size and location for instance. But playing now is remembered.

I checked the permissions in .jriver, its all fine.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2014, 11:42:16 am »

I've only noticed that size and location isn't remembered (at random, sometimes it works) when using Debian Wheezy, Debian Jessie and Linux Mint 16 (Cinnamon) - it defaults to a small window on start. However, it seems to work completely fine on Ubuntu. Playback device was remembered in my testing.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2014, 04:34:24 pm »

I've only noticed that size and location isn't remembered (at random, sometimes it works) when using Debian Wheezy, Debian Jessie and Linux Mint 16 (Cinnamon) - it defaults to a small window on start. However, it seems to work completely fine on Ubuntu. Playback device was remembered in my testing.

Well it worked fine on Debian Wheezy and Jessie. With Mint I started having this problem.

Since I don't know what I want yet I'm now on Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome 3.10 (I really don't like Unity). I'll install MC tomorrow and see where that leads.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2014, 04:55:32 pm »

It's possible the device list is changing based on permissions or something, just guessing since I don't know your setup.
The device list is dynamic, it's checked every time you enter the audio settings.

I noticed on distros that don't add the user to the audio group, the hardware devices don't show up.
If pulseaudio isn't running pulse doesn't show up.

The last device chosen is stored in the "registry" as a string, then used when the device is opened or looked for to display as the current device when you enter that device  dialog again. If the stored string doesn't exist, MC reverts to "default".
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2014, 05:03:09 am »

Thanks. I think that may explain some issues I've experienced in the past but it wasn't the case here.

Either way, I'm jumping around between distros trying to find something I'm happy with. Mint and Ubuntu are gone again :).

I'm back at Debian, Jessie. Installed a bare netinst and compiled Cinnamon 2 from source (it wouldn't compile properly on wheezy, hence im on jessie).
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2014, 07:03:18 am »

I'm afraid it still doesn't remember position and size :s. Other things are remembered correctly.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2014, 09:31:44 am »

compiled Cinnamon 2 from source (it wouldn't compile properly on wheezy, hence im on jessie).

Here's a repo for Debian for Cinnamon 2.0. It works pretty good! :D And yes, it won't remember size and location on Debian at all, as I believe I pointed out with a screenshot in the bugs topic.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2014, 09:40:13 am »

Not nearly as much fun!  8)
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2014, 04:50:55 pm »

MC isn't being built for that distro and it may be too old since it's not fully multiarch aware.

You could try this idea from stack-overflow...

If you do not want to install recomended packages you can run apt-get with the --no-install-recommends flag or aptitude with the --without-recommends/-R flag.

same error here
same distro ubuntu 12.04 LTS
version 89 was working perfectly but my 30 days was up - can i use my purchased linux license?

i'll try that suggestion above

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(Reading database ... 275920 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libcrypto++9 (from .../libcrypto++9_5.6.1-5build1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up libcrypto++9 (5.6.1-5build1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
dpkg: error processing /home/robert/Downloads/MediaCenter-19.0.102.deb (--install):
 parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/control' near line 9 package 'mediacenter19':
 'Recommends' field, reference to 'vorbis-tools': invalid architecture name 'amd64': a value different from 'any' is currently not allowed
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2014, 05:19:59 am »

Follow up: I tried and failed to get any version to install successfully. 89 was working but expired. Tried 90,91 and 102, none would work. (this is with 32 bit ubuntu 12.04 lts)

I'm not necessarily tied to using Ubuntu, so which would be the best distro to use? I assume Debian 7.3, but are *ubuntu (lubuntu?) current versions or mint good alternatives? I think I'm tied to 32 bit not 64 for my PC. I might look to use the LTS of Lubuntu when it comes out later in 2014 for example.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2014, 12:01:39 pm »

Follow up: I tried and failed to get any version to install successfully. 89 was working but expired. Tried 90,91 and 102, none would work. (this is with 32 bit ubuntu 12.04 lts)

I'm not necessarily tied to using Ubuntu, so which would be the best distro to use? I assume Debian 7.3, but are *ubuntu (lubuntu?) current versions or mint good alternatives? I think I'm tied to 32 bit not 64 for my PC. I might look to use the LTS of Lubuntu when it comes out later in 2014 for example.

Debian would be your best choice, not just because its being developed but also because Debian is one of most stable distro's.

Mint is Ubuntu, which are Debian-based but not base-compatible with Debian. LMDE is base-compatible with Debian however. Its basically Debian Testing and supposed to be semi-rolling but my experience is it doesn't get enough updates, last time I checked its way behind on updates compared to current debian testing.

YMMV with any of these distro's. There's some trouble on both Mint and Ubuntu that people don't have on Debian, but I think most people get it to work reasonably well.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.102 for Debian
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2014, 12:14:03 pm »

same error here
same distro ubuntu 12.04 LTS
version 89 was working perfectly but my 30 days was up - can i use my purchased linux license?

i'll try that suggestion above

We are still in beta so there isn't a licensed version yet.
I'm mystified by ubuntu complaining about the recommended, they are not required.
That said you could unpack the .deb into a directory called mcunpack as follows.
If you don't have rsync, install it.
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sudo apt-get install rsyncIf you get complaints about MC being partially installed, do an
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sudo apt-get -f installwhich will remove the partially installed (and all) MC.
Next unpack the current MC:
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sudo dpkg -x MediaCenter-19.0.102.deb mcunpackthen copy the changed files into place
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sudo rsync -av mcunpack/ /The trailing slash on mcunpack is important, don't remove it.
This won't update the apt database but you'll have what you need in place.
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