How to install latest VLC media player on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver using PPA - LinuxConfig.org


#1
The objective is to install the latest version of the VLC media player from the PPA repository on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-latest-vlc-media-player-on-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-using-ppa

#2
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 11, in <module>
    from softwareproperties.SoftwareProperties import SoftwareProperties, shortcut_handler
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 64, in <module>
    from . import shortcuts
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/shortcuts.py", line 23, in <module>
    _DEF_CODENAME = aptsources.distro.get_distro().codename
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptsources/distro.py", line 576, in get_distro
    os_release = _OSRelease()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptsources/distro.py", line 529, in __init__
    self.inject_lsb_compat()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptsources/distro.py", line 532, in inject_lsb_compat
    self.result['Distributor ID'] = self.result['ID']
KeyError: 'ID'