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I want to install the latest version of get-iplayer in Debian, and I've got its source file, a tarball file, from here. However, I don't know what to do with it.

Usually when I come across a tarball, I can run the following commands to build it:

tar -xzvf
./configure
make
make install

In this case, it seems that this method doesn't fit. What should I do?

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There is a package in the official repository, just install it:

sudo apt-get install get-iplayer

Otherwise if you want to use it from source, you have to download http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20120605T033409Z/pool/main/g/get-iplayer/get-iplayer_2.82.orig.tar.gz

After extracting, you can run the "get_iplayer" file, you don't need to compile anything as it's a perl script. In order to run it, you have to install perl and perl_lwp but I don't know, which of the following packages you have to install as I can't test it (I'm using Ubuntu and Archlinux): libio-all-lwp-perl, liblwp-authen-negotiate-perl, liblwp-authen-wsse-perl, liblwp-online-perl, liblwp-protocol-http-socketunix-perl, liblwp-protocol-socks-perl, liblwp-useragent-determined-perl, liblwpx-paranoidagent-perl, libtest-mock-lwp-perl

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thank you very much,but,is get-iplayer still working now –  erical Dec 20 '12 at 1:49
    
@erical I don't what get-iplayer is doing, but when running from command line, it prints a list of 1039 TV-Programmes. Maybe you want to try "get-iplayer --help" from the command line. But If you don't know why you wanted to install get-iplayer, I can't help you! –  FSMaxB Dec 20 '12 at 6:17
    
Of course I know its usage,maybe you understood me.Thank you for your help –  erical Dec 25 '12 at 1:33

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