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Old 12-18-2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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dependency problem


recently i tried to install vlc from a package using package manager.but it showed dependency error.how do i rectify it.i cannot install from net as connection is very slow.so my friend has to do it in windows and transfer it.i run hardy.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 10:09 AM   #2
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recently i tried to install vlc from a package using package manager.but it showed dependency error.how do i rectify it.i cannot install from net as connection is very slow.so my friend has to do it in windows and transfer it.i run hardy.
Download the dependency and install it.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 10:34 AM   #3
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better and easier way is to add a repo and then try installing. this will most probably solve your problem.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 11:33 AM   #4
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We could provide better more detailed advice if we knew what distribution you are running.
Please either state it in your post, or update your profile to include your Linux Distro.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 01:58 PM   #5
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better and easier way is to add a repo and then try installing. this will most probably solve your problem.
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i cannot install from net as connection is very slow
 
Old 12-19-2008, 08:51 AM   #6
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ok firstly how do i download the dependency??
and i run gutsy but the software is to be also run on hardy
 
Old 12-19-2008, 10:04 AM   #7
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Should be as easy as using apt-get.

sudo apt-get install vlc

if you use apt-get to install it the dependencies should be automatically resolved.

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:G...C_Media_Player
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:H...C_Media_Player

Directions are the same for Gutsy and Hardy
 
Old 12-19-2008, 05:48 PM   #8
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no no. i cannot download it that way...my net connection is too slow..
 
Old 12-19-2008, 06:59 PM   #9
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1) Run "apt-get install vlc"
2) The output will tell you ALL the packages apt wants to install, including dependencies. (Ignore suggested packages, just look at, "The following packages will be installed.") It will then ask you whether to do the install. Answer no.
3) Download all the packages apt was going to install.
4) Now you have all the files you need to install vlc.

m00t
 
Old 12-20-2008, 10:04 AM   #10
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I don't see how downloaded them manually is going to be faster.. unless you are downloading them somewhere else ?
 
Old 12-20-2008, 03:05 PM   #11
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ok maybe if i just try to upgrade the presently installed vlc,i can save the time and trouble.can i upgrade it directly?
 
  


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