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Old 12-08-2003, 05:08 AM   #1
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Cannot install Xine


hi guys
I installed red hat 9 a couple of days back.....i cant seem to find any movie-player installed, so i tried to install xine.....but i get an error while doing so. have attached a screenshot of the desktop with the Gnome terminal.Could you tell me how do i go about installing xine.
I'm a total newbie to linux but am willing to learn this OS....so a lil explanation of the HOW-TO's on installing applications will do me a great favour
With Regards,
Umesh
ok the file name of the rpm i'm tryin to install is xine-0.9.21-fr1.src.rpm
and the command i type in the Gnome terminal is
rpm -Uvh xine-0.9.21-fr1.src.rpm

The error i get is
warning: xine-0.9.21-fr1.src.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, ID e42d547b
error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

I have the rpm in my home directory which is /home/umesh and i do use the su option to gain root priviliges in the terminal.

Last edited by twisted_mind; 12-08-2003 at 05:22 AM.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 05:30 AM   #2
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The first step is to run from a terminal as root:
Code:
rpm --rebuild xine-0.9.21-fr1.src.rpm
Note where the compiled RPM is located (usually the last few lines of the screen output will tell you). Then run:
Code:
rpm -ivh /<path_to>/xine-0.9.21-fr1.rpm
This will install xine providing you have the required dependancies.

You will also have to have the kernel source installed to compile SRC.RPM's

Baldrick

Last edited by Baldrick65; 12-08-2003 at 05:31 AM.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 05:39 AM   #3
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You know you're installing a source package? Unless you have a reason to compile it yourself, i think you should try a precompiled package... once you've become comfortable with linux filesystem and shell, you can compile and customize your packages.
what you need is probably named something like xine-<version>.x86.rpm

if you still want to compile, maybe you miss a part of the directory tree, I think you'll need at least kernel and xfree86 headers. Install them with your packet manager software.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 06:00 AM   #4
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Guys...thankx for the quick replies.....so is the kernel source on the cd? i got my red hat 9 on 3 cds which came free with a book "Red Hat 9 Bible" by Christopher Negus. Could u just explain how do i install the kernel source from those cds(if they do have it).
I will look for a .x86.rpm version of xine on the net and try to install that
With Regards,
Umesh
 
Old 12-08-2003, 06:07 AM   #5
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The kernel source should be on the 3rd CD. Just use kpackage or GNOrpm to install it. Just look for kernel-source-2.4.<insert_version_here>.rpm and you should be good to go. There is nothing wrong with compiling SRC.RPM's, but a pre-compiled package is just easier in some cases.

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Old 12-08-2003, 06:22 AM   #6
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just to make it clear, the 'x' in x86 stands for 3...6, the higher the better, since i assume you're not using xine on a 386

a good place to find rpm is www.rpmfind.net
look for 'xine' and then pick this file:
xine-0.9.22-1.fr.i386.rpm
 
Old 12-08-2003, 07:30 AM   #7
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I'm not ac1980......actually rite now i'm just reading the book i mentioned in my earlier post, and trying out the things mentioned in the book slowly till i exactly know what i'm doin
So far i've learnt how to mount my windows partitions.......n today i learnt how to install rpm's ( atleast rpm's which r end like x.i386.rpm)....still have to understand archives and the tar stuff I'll download Xine from the link u posted.
Baldrick65, i'll install the kernel source from the 3rd cd as u said...
Thankx guys..keep up the good work
With Regards,
Umesh
 
  


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