Here is the output of my installation attempt:

calvin@Calvins-PC:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i 
Selecting previously unselected package openboard.
(Reading database ... 425932 files and directories currently 
Preparing to unpack openboard_ubuntu_16.04_1.4.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking openboard (1.4.1) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openboard:
openboard depends on libavformat-ffmpeg56 (>= 7:2.8.14); 
Package libavformat-ffmpeg56 is not installed.
openboard depends on libavcodec-ffmpeg56 (>= 7:2.8.14) | 
libavcodec-ffmpeg-extra56 (>= 7:2.8.14); however:
Package libavcodec-ffmpeg56 is not installed.
Package libavcodec-ffmpeg-extra56 is not installed.
openboard depends on libswresample-ffmpeg1 (>= 7:2.8.14); 
Package libswresample-ffmpeg1 is not installed.
openboard depends on libswscale-ffmpeg3 (>= 7:2.8.14); however:
Package libswscale-ffmpeg3 is not installed.
openboard depends on libavutil-ffmpeg54 (>= 7:2.8.14); however:
Package libavutil-ffmpeg54 is not installed.
openboard depends on onboard; however:
Package onboard is not installed.
openboard depends on libqt5multimedia5-plugins; however:
Package libqt5multimedia5-plugins is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package openboard (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23- 
1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3+18.04.20180207.2- 
0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:

Could someone help me figure out why this won't install please? And also tell me what to do to get it working.

  • Did you tried sudo apt install ./openboard_ubuntu_16.04_1.4.1_amd64.deb? From where you have downloaded OpenBoard? What is your Ubuntu version? – N0rbert Nov 18 '18 at 13:14
  • The right install command for also installing the dependencies is : $ sudo gdebi openboard_ubuntu_16.04_1.4.1_amd64.deb – Knud Larsen Nov 18 '18 at 13:53

It seems that you need to install some dependencies, just read through the log and you'll see that you miss:

  • libavformat-ffmpeg56
  • libavcodec-ffmpeg56
  • libavcodec-ffmpeg-extra56
  • libswresample-ffmpeg1
  • libswscale-ffmpeg3
  • libavutil-ffmpeg54
  • onboard
  • libqt5multimedia5-plugins

You can either install the packages manually or use answer here(copy pasted):

You can install a package and get dependencies from repositories with

sudo gdebi package.deb

If you already installed the package with missed dependencies, you can dowload and install dependencies automatically with

sudo apt-get -f install

Also available is a graphical version gdebi-gtk, linked to .deb nautilus right click action "Open With GDebi Package Installer".

BTW I would define this question as duplicate.

  • Do you know where I can get these: libavformat-ffmpeg56, libavcodec-ffmpeg56, and libavcodec-ffmpeg-extra56? They are outdated now. – Glass Wizzard Nov 18 '18 at 12:47
  • I would try libavformat-dev instead of libavformat-ffmpeg56 libavcodec-dev instead of libavcodec-ffmpeg56 and or libavcodec-extra57 instead of libavcodec-ffmpeg-extra56 – sleepyhead Nov 18 '18 at 12:52
  • OpenBoard demands libavformat-ffmpeg56 and wont accept anything else, any idea where I can get it from? – Glass Wizzard Nov 18 '18 at 13:05
  • I regret to inform you that it might not work forum link and I'd suggest to install from sources they have a tutorial – sleepyhead Nov 18 '18 at 13:33
  • So those dependencies would not be needed if I built it from source? – Glass Wizzard Nov 18 '18 at 14:29

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