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PackageCloud install script not working on Debian Stable

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Hi there,

I have a HTPC running on Debian Stretch - current stable version.

The installer script, which I ran per the packagecloud instructions finished correctly:

curl -s https://packagecloud.io/install/repositories/Flirc/repo/script.deb.sh | sudo bash 


user@system:~/flirc# curl -s https://packagecloud.io/install/repositories/Flirc/repo/script.deb.sh | sudo bash
Detected operating system as debian/stretch.
Checking for curl...
Detected curl...
Checking for gpg...
Detected gpg...
Running apt-get update... done.
Installing debian-archive-keyring which is needed for installing
apt-transport-https on many Debian systems.
Installing apt-transport-https... done.
Installing /etc/apt/sources.list.d/Flirc_repo.list...done.
Importing packagecloud gpg key... done.
Running apt-get update... done.

The repository is setup! You can now install packages.

But that's not true. Because apt-get update returns this at the end:

Ign:9 https://packagecloud.io/Flirc/repo/debian stretch InRelease
Err:11 https://packagecloud.io/Flirc/repo/debian stretch Release
  404  Not Found
Reading package lists... Done
E: The repository 'https://packagecloud.io/Flirc/repo/debian stretch Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.


And apt install flirc returns: E: Unable to locate package flirc

Looking at the packagecloud repo in a browser, I can only see Ubuntu packages and none of the .debs will install with dpkg. Is bare Debian actually supported by FLIRC? How can I install?


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It seems there's some misconfiguration of the repo. I think you can safely replace the repos manually to use ubuntu/trusty instead of debian/stretch.

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I can confirm that with the following line in sources.list:

deb https://packagecloud.io/Flirc/repo/ubuntu/ trusty main

Apt correctly brings this in and offers to install flirc and one dependency, libqt5xmlpatterns5. This looks like it works.

I have not installed and verified, as I've been burned by apt tantrums and broken packages before when using PPA or other not-quite-debian repos. Don't intend to go down this road myself, but it looks promising if anyone else has this problem and can't work around.

Me,  I've configured Flirc on my windows box instead, and once plugged into the debian HTPC it's all peachy.

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