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Installing Netflix desktop on Debian 7.1 Wheezy

Postby psfal » 2013-09-13 04:54

This is the Netflix install that @NoOneHereYet came up with, I made a couple of minor mods for my 7.1 stable Debian. His doesn't have you doing it as root, but I find it easier, do it as a regular user if you want, you know where to put all the sudos use geany in place of gedit if you have geany installed, I didn't.

I've installed this on both of my laptops running Debian 7.1 stable.

First add these to your /etc/apt/sources.list

deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ehoover/compholio/ubuntu quantal main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ehoover/compholio/ubuntu quantal main

deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib

deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/DarkPlayer:/Pipelight/Debian_7.0/ ./

then run the following commands as root in terminal-

dpkg --add-architecture i386

wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/DarkPlayer:/Pipelight/Debian_7.0/Release.key

apt-key add Release.key

gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ehoover-compholio-wheezy.list

Save the file gedit creates and exit gedit

apt-get update

apt-get install wine-silverlight5.1-installer

wget -O /var/lib/wine-browser-installer/wine-silverlight5.1-installer.exe http://silverlight.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/B/3/C/B3CF6815-40B1-4E36-8746-C4A0381AD260/20513.00/runtime/Silverlight.exe

apt-get install pipelight

apt-get install netflix-desktop

echo ttf-mscorefonts-installer msttcorefonts/accepted-mscorefonts-eula select true | sudo debconf-set-selections

apt-get install wine-mpg2splt-installer (if you mistakenly hit enter thinking Y was default to the query about installing it while installing silverlight)

netflix-desktop

once all that is done, close your browser (firefox or iceweasel) and re open it, you should see a little window that installs whats needed. Then you SHOULD be able to use netflix.

Any errors you get are probably my fault as I had to make a couple of small changes, he did it on a testing version, I did it on stable.

Many many thanks to @NoOneHereYet for this and all of the other things he's helped me out with in Debian.
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Re: Installing Netflix desktop on Debian 7.1 Wheezy

Postby GogoAkira » 2014-09-09 14:49

hehe funny, and add user agent overrider for iceweasel...... i didn't use the ubuntu repositories, i did most of the stuff here, and i have no idea how i made it to work, i wish i recorded my desktop heh
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Re: Installing Netflix desktop on Debian 7.1 Wheezy

Postby stevepusser » 2014-09-09 17:12

dpkg --add-architecture i386


Should be a note here that this needs to be run only if you are on an 64-bit system. Also this guide is only for 32 and 64 bit Intel-based systems, powerPC and such need not apply.

We have an adapted set of these programs for the Wheezy-based MEPIS 12 and MX 14 distros, setup ends up being somewhat less of a hassle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFGm6U0j_oQ :D

Though that's easier because MX is 32-bit only--64-bit requires adding the i386 arch and getting the MEPIS modified Wine installed. The MEPIS Wine is basically Wine with the wine-compholio patches plus a couple others, notably one that keeps Wine applications from hijacking all your file assocations.

Hmmmm...unfortunately, I'm getting bad vibes about the instructions in the first post. Let me do a little research...
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Re: Installing Netflix desktop on Debian 7.1 Wheezy

Postby stevepusser » 2014-09-09 18:35



Deb-src not needed at all, you don't need source code from that PPA at all. Plus why quantal? They've dropped support in the PPA for that release, you only have support for Precise and Trusty in Launchpad now. Not to mention that the Precise debs are less likely to cause trouble than Quantal versions. However, I tested both the Quantal and Precise wine-compholio debs, and they require the Ubuntu libpulse0 packages, which have an epoch of 1: front of the version (i.e. 1:0.99) instead of Debian's which has no epoch: (0.99). That makes them incompatible with Wheezy.

deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib


Why add this? Aren't we already running Wheezy?



OK, this is more like it. This is a Wheezy-compatible repository that hosts netflix-desktop, pipelight, and rebuilds of the ubuntu-12.04 wine-compholio i386 packages on a wheezy-base. It makes the PPA unnecessary.
gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ehoover-compholio-wheezy.list

Save the file gedit creates and exit gedit


Hmmm--create an empty file in your sources for some reason. Not everyone has gedit installed. Better just to "touch" it to create it. But the file is never used in the rest of the directions, so don't bother creating it.

The rest of the directions install the key and the applications from the opensuse wheezy-compatible repo, which is OK.

wget -O /var/lib/wine-browser-installer/wine-silverlight5.1-installer.exe http://silverlight.dlservice.microsoft. ... rlight.exe


I'm not sure if this is necessary, as you can see from the youtube video, netflix-desktop installs Silverlight 5.1 automatically, at least on MX, and I didn't modify that.

Also nothing about removing the PPAs and other repos after the install, a bad idea.
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