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Old 09-19-2005, 05:08 AM   #16
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I had the extras and dag, I had the respo's list from the fedora forums site that everyone seems to recommend on this forum too, but I still had to manually find 50% of rpm's myself, and then when I tried to install them dependency hell set in, and I then had to find more, and it got to the point where I was spending more time trying to install a package than I was using it.

So far Ubuntu and apt-get has not failed on a single package I've searched for, and whilst I like Ubuntu, I'm not bashing Fedora - I just think that it would do incredibly well if there were more standard-ish packages in the repositories.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 06:56 PM   #17
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I'm not bashing Fedora - I just think that it would do incredibly well if there were more standard-ish packages in the repositories
Yeah I use Centos and RHEL4 at work with the dag repos and I've noticed the same thing - there really aren't that many packages for it. I'm not putting Dag down (I think its amazing he maintains such a huge packaging effort AFAIK by himself) but I can't understand why there are so few packages for Fedora/RHEL compared to distros like Debian/Ubuntu or even Mandriva and Suse.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 12:55 AM   #18
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Yeah I use Centos and RHEL4 at work with the dag repos and I've noticed the same thing - there really aren't that many packages for it. I'm not putting Dag down (I think its amazing he maintains such a huge packaging effort AFAIK by himself) but I can't understand why there are so few packages for Fedora/RHEL compared to distros like Debian/Ubuntu or even Mandriva and Suse.
You won't find many repos for CentOS ir RHEL4. These are server distros and many packagers are not bothered to maintain two repos, one for Fedora and one for RHEL4 because it takes a lot of time and effort to build and maintain rpms. As for Fedora, there a lot of repos available, unfortunatley most contain duplicate packages.

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Old 10-07-2005, 09:00 PM   #19
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Hi
I have Fedora core 4 x86_64 able to run gxine and mplayer without major problems.
The first thing you need to do is make sure you have a 32 bit browser such as firefox or mozilla.
The 64 bit browser that comes with Fedora is useless since flash, java, and media codecs are currenly supported as 32 bit applications.

To install xine go to http://xinehq.de/index.php/releases and clink on the cacumba link.
To install mplayer try freshrpms

Now, I had to compile gxine and found that I needed about five different libraries(i386) such as
gtk2-devel, pango-devel, and atk-devel you get them from the fedora website

Once all the libraries are installed, to compile enter
export CC="gcc -m32"
export LDFLAGS='-L/usr/X11R6/lib'
./configure
make
make install

if you want to remove enter (from the directory from where you compiled)
make uninstall
 
Old 10-08-2005, 05:23 AM   #20
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can anyone of you help me in msn please?

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Old 10-11-2005, 05:20 PM   #21
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To get totem to play dvds in gnome - you need to yum install totem-xine (though you may need to install libdvdcss2 as well).

To get mplayer going on FC4 - do not use the yum packages. Instead, source install following the instructions in www.mjmwired.net

BTW: getting mplayer going is a very common question in these forums - just do a search and you come up with me giving this advise over and over... and over...

rpm dependencies are automatically sorted via yum, the RH equiv of apt-get. You can also use the yum extender (RH eqiv to synaptic) for a gui if you prefer (yum install yumex).

GXine and xineui and so on are good, but the totem xine interface is great.

MPlayer is probably overkill if you just want to wach commercial dvd's. MPlayer seems more concerned with creating and editing dvds and catching streaming media and so forth.

Debian based distros can install totem-xine (apt-get install totem-xine) but must also install libdvdcss2 (apt-get install libdvdcss2). mplayer can be installed this way too - apparently it works - but you still get more functionality from the source install.

Note mplayer-hq developers reccommend the source install.
 
  


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