I'm having a difficulty installing VLC 3.0 in Ubuntu Zesty. Using the official PPA. I added it using
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily sudo apt-get update
apt-cache show has it listed,
apt-cache show vlc | grep Version Version: 3.0.0~~git20160813+r65787+62~ubuntu16.04.1 Version: 2.2.4-14ubuntu2
but when I try to install
sudo apt-get install vlc=3.* I get,
sudo apt-get install vlc=3.* Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Selected version '3.0.0~~git20160813+r65787+62~ubuntu16.04.1' ( [amd64]) for 'vlc' Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= 3.0.0~~git20160813+r65787+62~ubuntu16.04.1) but it is not going to be installed Depends: libavcodec-ffmpeg56 (>= 7:2.6) but it is not installable or libavcodec-ffmpeg-extra56 (>= 7:2.6) but it is not installable Depends: libgles1-mesa (>= 7.8.1) or libgles1 Recommends: vlc-plugin-notify (= 3.0.0~~git20160813+r65787+62~ubuntu16.04.1) but it is not going to be installed Recommends: vlc-plugin-samba (= 3.0.0~~git20160813+r65787+62~ubuntu16.04.1) but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
Is there another PPA that provides VLC 3.0 in Ubuntu Zesty? It seems that libavcodec-ffmpeg56 was renamed,
$ apt-cache search libavcodec ffmpeg libavcodec-extra57 - FFmpeg library with additional de/encoders for audio/video codecs
And that now vlc-3.* needs to be built against the new library (libavcodec-extra57) and have its manifest updated from old name (libavcodec-ffmpeg-extra56)
I can't file a bug on this either because Launchpad doesn't support that. All I can do is write the maintainer using the Launchpad contact forum, which I did. No response back.