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Old 10-21-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy how to install xmms player on Fedora 7 ? which packages are needed? from where I can


I had downloaded rpm file for xmms player from freshrpms.net but I m still not able to install my Xmms player on Fedora 7(Moonshine).
Plz tell me what to do?
I dont have an internet connection on Linux .
so dont tell me the way by using YUM command. kindly give some other soln.
 
Old 10-21-2007, 02:51 PM   #2
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What file or files have you downloaded and what errors do you get when installing.

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Old 10-21-2007, 03:07 PM   #3
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It is always a nuisance trying to install software using the rpm method as you will inevitably end up in the dependency loop where once rpm relies on another which relies on another etc. You end up needing to download a pile of rpms. You will only find out which files you need when you try to install the xmms rpm. You will get command line errors telling you that installation failed and which files ( dependencies) are required. A google search will reveal in which rpms these files are housed.
I am not familiar with Fedora 7 but are you installing from command line using the rpm command or is there are GUI front end software installer ?

rpm.pbone.net

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Old 10-21-2007, 03:30 PM   #4
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Xmms is no longer available for some distributions... I don't know why, however you might still be able to get it on F7 through the repos (Applications - Add/remove). But you might want to consider using Audacious instead. Again, get it through Synaptic (Add/Remove).

You can also look here for reference http://www.fedorafaq.org/
This one isn't so bad either, only a bit outdated on some accounts: http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Fedora_fc5

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Old 10-23-2007, 03:24 PM   #5
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Question **more info ****

well,
I had downloaded the following pkgs:
glib-1.2.2.tar.gz , gtk+-1.2.2.tar.gz , libmikmod-3.1.10.tar.gz
along with xmms-1.2.10-1.i386.rpm and xmms-1.2.10-1.src.rpm.
The installation of rpm file for xmms-1.2.10-1.i386.rpm was not working so I also downloaded its .tar.gz file But now while installing it asked for glib>=1.2.2 and gtk>=1.2.2 which i then installed and these errors were removed . But now it asks for some X file I dont know what!!!
Plz tell me wats all this?How many more files are needed before I finally would be able to install the player.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 03:45 PM   #6
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That is what I meant about the Red Hat dependency Loop ! It's a pain to get out of once you're in.
Which X files were you asked for ?
 
Old 10-23-2007, 03:54 PM   #7
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I dont know ( for it wasn't mentioned )but it just went sth like this in the Terminal:

" checking for X......no "

and then the msg that it need to be installed b4 installing xmms package.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 04:16 PM   #8
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You still haven't said if you tried to install it through 'Applications - Add/Remove-Software. xmms should be available. If not you should install the package you downloaded with yum - it should resolve the dependencies on its own. If it doesn't I'd say its not worth all the stress. Is there a reason why you need xmms specifically, and not Audacious, Totem, VLC, mplayer, Banshee, Rythmbox, Listen, Amarok, Kaffeine, ... ?

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Old 10-23-2007, 04:36 PM   #9
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well
I m not able to access "Applications - Add/Remove-Software" since when i open it prompts for no connection. plus what u say abt using YUM command;isnt it necessry to have an internet connection for it?
u talk abt "vlc" I had the following file for it:
vlc-0.8.6c-1.fc7.i386.rpm
I tried to install it even but then nothing wud happen it just wud nt run.

I dont know abt audacious. is it easy to install?
If yes, plz tell what files do i need and how shud I go abt installing it?

nthing with XMMS but it was the one or two players I knew that wud run almost all music files in Linux
my Amarok player doesnt play mp3 files and I dont know where to find its codecs.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 06:27 PM   #10
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I didn't understand what abt meant until that last sentence. Please write complete words.
Sorry, I forgot you don't have an internet connection. What you want is the gstreamer-plugins-ugly, they will allow you to play mp3's in any player. Again they might have dependencies. It sure sucks not to have an internet connection for that.

Is there no way you can hook it up to the net?

Last edited by oskar; 10-23-2007 at 06:30 PM.
 
Old 10-30-2007, 09:21 AM   #11
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need help abut audio and video player xmms

ineed tp downloaded the following pkgs:
glib-1.2.2.tar.gz , gtk+-1.2.2.tar.gz , libmikmod-3.1.10.tar.gz
but i have downloaded files xmms-1.2.10-1.i386.rpm and xmms-1.2.10-1.src.rpm.
The installation of rpm file for xmms-1.2.10-1.i386.rpm was not working so I also downloaded its .tar.gz file But now while installing it asked for glib>=1.2.2 and gtk>=1.2.2 ...from where i can get those packages and how i can install that packages...


plz hurry up
 
Old 10-30-2007, 12:14 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by behnish View Post
ineed tp downloaded the following pkgs:
Is it just me or are people talking funny in this thread?

Quote:
glib-1.2.2.tar.gz , gtk+-1.2.2.tar.gz , libmikmod-3.1.10.tar.gz
but i have downloaded files xmms-1.2.10-1.i386.rpm and xmms-1.2.10-1.src.rpm.
The installation of rpm file for xmms-1.2.10-1.i386.rpm was not working so I also downloaded its .tar.gz file But now while installing it asked for glib>=1.2.2 and gtk>=1.2.2 ...from where i can get those packages and how i can install that packages...


plz hurry up
Who is 'plz'?

You might want to start your own thread. If you have an internet connection you should be able to install xmms via Applications-Add/Remove.

Last edited by oskar; 10-30-2007 at 12:15 PM.
 
Old 10-30-2007, 04:39 PM   #13
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hi binnesh and to all those who had problem installing xmms player I just want to tell you that I have been finally able to install my XMMS player.
I would like to thank people who have tried to give me solutions for my problem.
But actually I found out that installing XMMS was simple!
All i needed were the following files:
glib-1.2.3.tar.gz
gtk+-1.2.3.tar.gz
xmms-1.2.10-1.tar.gz

One can get glib and gtk from the following link:
ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v1.2/

for mikmod visit the following link:
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/apps/sound/libs/

well i did not have to install libmikmod.
It was already installed during the installation of my Fedora 7.

install glib and gtk first (as u install other .tar.gz files) and then the xmms file.
and i m sure u i'll also have ur player running.

-Bye



* for further assistance one should visit the official website of XMMS .
Its all explained there and the links are also given.
 
Old 10-30-2007, 04:40 PM   #14
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hi behnish and to all those who had problem installing xmms player I just want to tell you that I have been finally able to install my XMMS player.
I would like to thank people who have tried to give me solutions for my problem.
But actually I found out that installing XMMS was simple!
All i needed were the following files:
glib-1.2.3.tar.gz
gtk+-1.2.3.tar.gz
xmms-1.2.10-1.tar.gz

One can get glib and gtk from the following link:
ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v1.2/

for mikmod visit the following link:
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/apps/sound/libs/

well i did not have to install libmikmod.
It was already installed during the installation of my Fedora 7.

install glib and gtk first (as u install other .tar.gz files) and then the xmms file.
and i m sure u i'll also have ur player running.

-Bye



* for further assistance one should visit the official website of XMMS .
Its all explained there and the links are also given.
 
  


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