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Silan Installation

Lucas Bickel edited this page Nov 27, 2018 · 4 revisions

Checking Installation

Check your version of silan by running silan --version. This should report 0.3.3 or higher.

If you are on Debian or Ubuntu, run sudo dpkg -s silan | awk '/Version/ {print $2}' to show the exact package version you installed. Please include this information if you file bugs concerning silan.

There are multiple workarounds to get silan 0.3.0 or higher. Currently the silan package is in testing as can be seen in the Debian PTS.

Until this is sorted you should pre-install silan from a source you trust. If your distro has not updated to 0.3.3 yet you should also help by asking your distros maintainers for a bump.

The following solutions have been reported to work. If they do not work, please note that it is your responsibility to get working silan packages.


Silan from OBS build (#177 (comment))

Works for all relevant Debian and Ubuntu distros and installs silan 0.3.3~nmu1.

# install package signing key from obs
wget -qO- \
  | apt-key add -

# add OBS repo to sources list (pick the distro you need)

# Debian Stretch
echo 'deb ./' \
  > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hairmare_silan.list
# Debian Jessie
echo 'deb ./' \
  > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hairmare_silan.list
# Ubuntu Xenial
echo 'deb ./' \
  > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hairmare_silan.list
# Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) EOL in April 2019
echo 'deb ./' \
  > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hairmare_silan.list

# update local package database
apt-get update

# install silan 0.3.3 from obs packages
apt-get install silan

Local armhf builds for Raspberry Pi 3 (#214 (comment))

Since can't build Debian packages on arm due to missing dependencies, the 0.3.3~nmu1 arm package was built in a docker crossdev environment. This is reported to work on Debian Jessie on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.

curl -L -O
tar xvf silan_0.3.3.nmu1_armhf.deb.tar.gz
sudo dpkg -i silan_0.3.3~nmu1_armhf.deb

Legacy upstream silan packages (#197)

Legacy upstream hosts patched packages for Ubuntu Trusty on They install as 0.3.2~trusty~sfo-1.

sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list <<EOD
deb trusty main

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sourcefabric-keyring
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --reinstall silan=0.3.2~trusty~sfo-1

Remove silan completely (#193 (comment))

It is worth mentioning that you can disable cue point detection by removing silan from the system.

sudo apt-get uninstall silan

Reportedly this might have side effects.

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