I am trying to install MythTV backend on an Raspberry Pi. I began following these instructions to install from source but I quickly hit a roadblock:

pi@mythtvpi ~ $ sudo apt-get install <snip>
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'ttf-mscorefonts-installer' instead of 'msttcorefonts'
Note, selecting 'libcdparanoia-dev' instead of 'libcdparanoia0-dev'
Note, selecting 'libfftw3-dev' instead of 'fftw3-dev'
E: Unable to locate package libfame-dev

Checking /etc/apt/sources.list I see:

deb http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ wheezy main contrib non-free rpi

As I understand (I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to Linux), these are all the available sources for software, at least on mirrordirector.raspbian.org.

Is there some repository I can add to gain access to libfame-dev? Or do I need to build it from source too?

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I think I may have solved this by adding this to my sources.list:

deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ wheezy main non-free

It now appears to have found the package.

I arrived at this solution by some googling and luck. I found this site (which hosts the packages) and then did some more googling to figure out how to add that as a repository. I still get a warning:

W: GPG error: http://www.deb-multimedia.org wheezy Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 07DC563D1F41B90

I imagine I need to add a key but not sure how yet, or where to get it from. Regardless, it seems to be installing now...

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