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Old 08-23-2003, 10:19 PM   #1
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aaaaaahhhhhhh im pulling my hair out!!


I have been trying to install xine for 2 hours now and its driving me crazy

why the he** are there so many dependency issues. First i tried the rpms and went step by step through the instruction on the install page then that didnt work so i tried the console install and that failed miserably even though i went step by step through the instructions. AAAAHAAHAHHAAHAHAAAHAH im going crazy
 
Old 08-23-2003, 10:28 PM   #2
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have you try to use apt-get ?

apt-get

Last edited by Drogo; 08-23-2003 at 10:31 PM.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 10:31 PM   #3
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Hi Baja!

Besides the above, have you considered a different distro? You seem to be having a good time with RH, but I'm thinking maybe you should look at one of the distros that have things like apt by default:
Debian (apt)
Xandros (apt)
Mandrake (urpmi)
Gentoo (Portage)
Arch (apt-like pacman)

Just an idea, I've noticed a fair amount of questions revolving around dependencies.

Cool
 
Old 08-23-2003, 10:33 PM   #4
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dropline gnome for slack installs it for you.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 10:39 PM   #5
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oh I was where you are. Installed about 8 rpm's so I could install xine, then tried the xine rpm and found 2 more dependencies, those of which required about 4 under each and it just went on. i just gave up.

is synaptic apt-get?

trinity
 
Old 08-23-2003, 10:41 PM   #6
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Synaptic is just a type of frontend for apt-get.

Some people find it easier to use than the plain command line.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 10:42 PM   #7
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Summary: Graphical package management program using apt.
Synaptic (previously known as raptor) is a graphical package management
program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line
utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+
 
Old 08-23-2003, 10:50 PM   #8
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thanks for the answers . I didn't mean to threadjack, its just that Jamd came with synaptic and everyone always talks about apt-get and I was wondering if the two were related.

trinity
 
Old 08-23-2003, 10:58 PM   #9
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Thats ok about the threadjack I didnt really have a question anyway i just needed to vent

What is apt? and please dont say apartment lol.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 11:01 PM   #10
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apt-get is the debian package manager. It automatically tries to solve dependancies

so if you apt-get install kdebase on a console only system it will try to install all its dependancies including all of X etc.. It will even try to set everthing up.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 11:07 PM   #11
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Maybe theres something wrong with me or my system cuz when i tried to install the apt it did nothing when i clicked on it and just hangs at the console when i type " rpm -ivh apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm "
It just sits and the cursor blinks and i have no more console control.
anything i type dosnt work.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 07:31 AM   #12
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RedHat is what, 6 or 7 cd's? You'd think it would be in there.
Switch to Slackware and d/l dropline gnome.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 09:44 AM   #13
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I'll tell you what....

If you install Windows XP Pro, then you can just double click on exe files to run the setup.

Works like a champ

NO muss no fuss....
 
Old 08-24-2003, 12:06 PM   #14
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I use only the first 3 cds of RH and don't have any major problems with it. Apt does work with RH.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 03:06 PM   #15
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Except in windows, you're getting nothing but precompiled binaries

I use apt-get rarely, but mostly just install from source... Other times, I'll used the precompiled slack binaries.

That way I get an application that's compiled under my system, specifically FOR my system..
The performance advantages can be dramatic :-D

-Shade
 
  


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