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#1 hollywood63

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 03:33 AM

I have tried everthing I could possibly think of to get a video player to work with redhat 9. I tried tar balls I tried rpms I bought redhat for dummies and no matter what I can't seem to get the damn thing to load. Can anyone help with this
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Posted 15 July 2003 - 08:54 AM

Ok we're going to need more info. Exactly which players have you tried and what are you wanting to use it for? Ogle is an awesome DVD player. Mplayer is an excellent all around player of nearly any format. Have you tried both of these? What problems are you running into exactly? Dependencie issues, errors?

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 12:05 PM

First, download YUM from here - http://shrike.freshr...rpm.html?id=765

Switch to root and install YUM:
su -
rpm -ivh yum-1.98-3.20030707.rh9.fr.i386.rpm

Now you can install mplayer by doing this:
yum install mplayer

If you like to install ogle:
yum install ogle

YUM will download all necessary files to resolve the dependencies

For more information about YUM:
http://www.linux.duk...u/projects/yum/

#4 Admiral LSD

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 12:27 PM

Why not just do the sensible thing and give Red Hat the flick?

RPM: Retarded Package Manager laugh

#5 hollywood63

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 10:32 PM

And what would you suggest instead of Redhat

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 11:29 PM

Phillipp I downloaded and installed YUM like you suggested I then downloaded mplayer and a few others. When I go to open and install any of the players the preparing system update box pops up for a few seconds then it goes away and nothing happens. What the hell am i missing here
Thanks for the help

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 02:42 PM

You need to run YUM in a shell window

Here an example:
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msi:~# su -
Password:
msi:~# yum install mplayer
Gathering package information from servers
Getting headers from: Red Hat Linux 9 base
Getting headers from: Red Hat Linux 9 freshrpms
Getting headers from: Red Hat Linux 9 os
Getting headers from: Red Hat Linux 9 updates
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
Resolving dependencies
Dependencies resolved
I will do the following:
[install: mplayer.i386]
I will install/upgrade these to satisfy the depedencies:
[deps: libdv.i386]
[deps: libdvdread.i386]
[deps: libpostproc.i386]
[deps: libdvdcss.i386]
[deps: faad2.i386]
[deps: lzo.i386]
[deps: mplayer-fonts.noarch]
[deps: lirc.i386]
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Getting libdv-0.99-fr2.i386.rpm
Getting libdvdread-0.9.4-fr3.i386.rpm
Getting libpostproc-0.90-fr2.i386.rpm
Getting libdvdcss-1.2.6-fr2.i386.rpm
Getting faad2-1.1-fr2.20030409.i386.rpm
Getting lzo-1.08-fr2.i386.rpm
Getting mplayer-fonts-1.0-fr1.noarch.rpm
Getting mplayer-0.90-fr2.i386.rpm
Getting lirc-0.6.6-fr1.i386.rpm
Calculating available disk space - this could take a bit
lirc 100 % done
libdv 100 % done
libdvdread 100 % done
libpostproc 100 % done
libdvdcss 100 % done
faad2 100 % done
lzo 100 % done
mplayer-fonts 100 % done
mplayer 100 % done
Installed: mplayer.i386
Updated: libdv.i386 libdvdread.i386 libpostproc.i386 libdvdcss.i386 faad2.i386 lzo.i386 mplayer-fonts.noarch lirc.i386
Transaction(s) Complete


#8 hollywood63

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 09:51 PM

I tried by logging in as root. It starts going through its thing then it reads that a package matching mplayer can not be found. I thought I had to download the rpms while in root so I tried that also. I get the same thing package matching can not be found. Any more thoughts?

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 01:45 PM

Please post your /etc/yum.conf

#10 hollywood63

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 04:41 AM

I hope this is what you are aking for. Is it possible that I have a bad installation? I downloaded the three discs of the tube. No matter what software I try and install its the same thing. I'm really green at linux so go easy on me
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[main]
cachedir=/var/cache/yum
debuglevel=2
logfile=/var/log/yum.log
pkgpolicy=newest
distroverpkg=redhat-release

[base]
name=Red Hat Linux $releasever - $basearch - Base
baseurl=http://mirror.dulug.duke.edu/pub/yum-repository/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/


[updates]
name=Red Hat Linux $releasever - Updates
baseurl=http://mirror.dulug.duke.edu/pub/yum-repository/redhat/updates/$releasever/
;( ;(

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 04:45 AM

Me again this is the error that I get when trying to install myplayer.


yum install myplayer
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Red Hat Linux 9 - i386 - Base
Server: Red Hat Linux 9 - Updates
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/xpdf-1-2.01-11.i386.hdr
getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/xpdf-chinese-simplified-1-2.01-11.i386.hdr
getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/xpdf-japanese-1-2.01-11.i386.hdr
getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/xpdf-chinese-traditional-1-2.01-11.i386.hdr
getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/xpdf-korean-1-2.01-11.i386.hdr
Cannot find a package matching myplayer

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 07:07 AM

try yum install mplayer wink

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 11:50 AM

Quote:
[main]
cachedir=/var/cache/yum
debuglevel=2
logfile=/var/log/yum.log
pkgpolicy=newest
distroverpkg=redhat-release

[base]
name=Red Hat Linux $releasever - $basearch - Base
baseurl=http://mirror.dulug.duke.edu/pub/yum-repository/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/


[updates]
name=Red Hat Linux $releasever - Updates
baseurl=http://mirror.dulug.duke.edu/pub/yum-repository/redhat/updates/$releasever/


The FreshRPMs YUM repository is missing

Add the following to your yum.conf:
Quote:
[freshrpms]
name=Red Hat Linux 9 - Freshrpms
baseurl=http://ayo.freshrpms.net/redhat/9/i386/freshrpms


#14 hollywood63

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 06:08 AM

I'm sorry guys but I can not get this crap to work. ;( I tried copy and paste on the needed repository. Can't figure that out for nothing and Admiral how the hell do you change fonts.
Thanks again

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Posted 20 July 2003 - 09:28 AM

Change fonts, how you mean? I was just using standard board formatting codes to highlight an area where I thought you were making a mistake. To my knowledge, there is no Linux media player called 'myplayer', the closest I can think of is 'mplayer' (a quick google search turned up something called 'myplayer' but I believe if Windows only, the site was in Japanese sho I can't be sure).

This is why I don't bother with RPM or any of the cheap hacks designed to make it more like a decent package management system. Here on Gentoo I just type:

Code:
USE="dvd" emerge mplayer


and everything required to get mplayer (or anything else for that matter) up and running is downloaded, compiled and installed with a minimum of fuss. Not even Debian is this simple.




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