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I have been at this for so long that no one short of John Skeet can tell me to RTFM.

I am trying to install VLC as per this answer and these instructions, but that installation requires several (read 'dozens') of modules, one of which in turn requires libfaac-dev. Installing that should be relatively painless:

sudo apt-get install libfaac-dev

However, I get the following error

E: Unable to locate package libfaac-dev

Which, turns out is due to the libfaac-dev package being technically not free so it is in the 'multiverse' respositories. So all you have to do is edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file and add a few repository addresses. But 'multiverse' is for Ubuntu, and Raspi runs on Debian 7.0 ("wheezy") so it uses a different system altogether (see here).

At this point I had so many tabs open, and I was trying to install so many dependencies of dependencies that I hit a wall, so my questions are:

  1. Is it possible to install libfaac-dev on Raspi?
  2. If so, is it even necessary (ie. not already installed)?
  3. If so, how do I install libfaac-dev?
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Any luck with this? I have the same problem except with the libfame-dev package. –  me-- Jan 11 at 6:28
See here for my related question. –  me-- Jan 11 at 6:38
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You would have to compile it yourself if it's not in the repositories and no one else is offering it.

apt-cache search aac | grep aac | grep dev
libaac-tactics-ocaml-dev - Coq tactics for reasoning modulo AC (devt files)
libaacs-dev - free-and-libre implementation of AACS (development files)
libvo-aacenc-dev - VisualOn AAC encoder library (development files)
libvoaacenc-ocaml-dev - OCaml interface to the vo-aacenc library -- developpement files
science-dataacquisition-dev - Debian Science data acquisition development packages
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