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Old 09-14-2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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Installing VLC..


Iam sorry to post this thread, as I see numerous for the same...
Now let me tell u my story, I have installed rhel5 and using internet for the fisrt time with it, i want to install vlc to begin with...

ok i do see that links to rpms but my question is what i have to do d/l it from internet
do i have to make a .repo file giving baseurl=http...
or wot, coz i dont have that vlc repository in my machine...
so how to get vlc package(with all depencies) in my machine so i can install it...

regards.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 01:58 PM   #2
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I'd recomend to visit http://www.videolan.org and find the .rpm for your system, then do a

Code:
 rpm -ivh <packagename>
 
Old 09-14-2010, 02:09 PM   #3
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well when i go to videolan.org, the following options i get to d/l:-


VLC media player for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
0.9.9 Packages for RHEL 5, x86 and x86_64 on RPMforge

Use RPMforge to have 0.9.9 for those versions!
0.8.6 Packages for RHEL 4 and RHEL 5, x86 and x86_64 on RPMforge

Use RPMforge to have 0.8.6 for those versions!
Red Hat 9.0 and RHEL 3 packages for i386

Those versions are not supported anymore. You can get some very old versions of VideoLan Client on RPMforge.
Older versions

Older versions can be found by browsing our FTP archive



What next..
 
Old 09-14-2010, 02:23 PM   #4
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Well depending on your processor, if you have a 64 bit or a 32 bit

http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/i386/...l5.rf.i386.rpm - 32 bit i386

http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/x86_6....rf.x86_64.rpm for 64 bit arch

download either rpm, depending on your cpu architecture and then you should be able to install vlc
 
Old 09-14-2010, 02:54 PM   #5
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Well depending on your processor, if you have a 64 bit or a 32 bit

http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/i386/...l5.rf.i386.rpm - 32 bit i386

http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/x86_6....rf.x86_64.rpm for 64 bit arch

download either rpm, depending on your cpu architecture and then you should be able to install vlc





Sorry to be such a pain but i installed vlc with few depencies missing


and i am not able to find them in

http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/i386/rpmforge/RPMS/..... now where should i go from here..
 
Old 09-14-2010, 03:23 PM   #6
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Try using yum

Code:
 yum install <nameofrpm>
where the <nameofrpm> is the missing dependency. if that will not work rpm.pbone.net is a good site to query for rpm's I usually find everything I need there.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 10:28 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adenial View Post
Iam sorry to post this thread, as I see numerous for the same...
Now let me tell u my story, I have installed rhel5 and using internet for the fisrt time with it, i want to install vlc to begin with...

ok i do see that links to rpms but my question is what i have to do d/l it from internet
do i have to make a .repo file giving baseurl=http...
or wot, coz i dont have that vlc repository in my machine...
so how to get vlc package(with all depencies) in my machine so i can install it...

regards.


INstall the external repository from here

http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/FAQ.php

and you can install vlc by ,
Code:
yum install vlc
If any dependecy problem occurs,just visit

rpm.pbone.net and get the pkg and install manually by

Code:
rpm -ivh <pkgname>
 
Old 09-16-2010, 11:30 AM   #8
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I have installed rhel5 and using internet for the fisrt time with it
you are aware that rhel5 is not free
and you DO need to buy a license in order to get any software updates
-- if this IS a paid for rhel 5.5 ( current ) BE AWARE that is is designed for the server first the Office second and the home computer a very distant third

and if you are installing software from other repos OTHER THAN RHN ( red hat network ) USE the yum plugin "priorities" IT IS A MUST !!!

not all rpms are binary compatible or the naming convention is not the same

mixing incompatible repos is very very bad , so FALLOW all warnings

also if this is a home and not office install as your very first linux install RHEL is not user friendly
and not often recommended as a FIRST install

if this is a NOT PAID for rhel , then i would install CentOS 5.5 ( the community supported version of RHLE -- and free )
http://www.centos.org/
 
Old 09-16-2010, 01:09 PM   #9
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you are aware that rhel5 is not free
and you DO need to buy a license in order to get any software updates
-- if this IS a paid for rhel 5.5 ( current ) BE AWARE that is is designed for the server first the Office second and the home computer a very distant third

and if you are installing software from other repos OTHER THAN RHN ( red hat network ) USE the yum plugin "priorities" IT IS A MUST !!!

not all rpms are binary compatible or the naming convention is not the same

mixing incompatible repos is very very bad , so FALLOW all warnings

also if this is a home and not office install as your very first linux install RHEL is not user friendly
and not often recommended as a FIRST install

if this is a NOT PAID for rhel , then i would install CentOS 5.5 ( the community supported version of RHLE -- and free )
http://www.centos.org/

Thank you,
That gives me fair idea of distros.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 07:30 PM   #10
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Ubuntu and Mint are very "new user friendly"
at this time' Mint Linux' is quite popular
 
Old 09-19-2010, 09:07 AM   #11
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when in do
yum install vlc*
it gives me loads of missing dependencies
copy pasting few for example

Error: Missing Dependency: libfaad.so.2 is needed by package vlc
Error: Missing Dependency: libgoom2.so.0 is needed by package vlc
Error: Missing Dependency: libcdio.so.10(CDIO_10) is needed by package vlc
Error: Missing Dependency: libxcb.so.1 is needed by package vlc
Error: Missing Dependency: liblirc_client.so.0 is needed by package vlc
Error: Missing Dependency: liblua-5.1.so is needed by package vlc
Error: Missing Dependency: libssh2.so.1 is needed by package vlc
Error: Missing Dependency: libid3tag.so.0 is needed by package vlc
Error: Missing Dependency: bitstream-vera-serif-fonts is needed by package vlc
Error: Missing Dependency: xdg-utils is needed by package vlc
Error: Missing Dependency: libprojectM.so.2.0.1 is needed by package vlc
Error: Missing Dependency: libtag.so.1 is needed by package vlc
Error: Missing Dependency: libpostproc.so.51 is needed by package vlc
Error: Missing Dependency: libfribidi.so.0 is needed by package vlc
Error: Missing Dependency: libswscale.so.0 is needed by package vlc
Error: Missing Dependency: libvgagl.so.1 is needed by package vlc


does it means that i need to look for each and install...

where to go from here...
 
Old 09-19-2010, 09:13 PM   #12
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what repos ate installed and turned on ?

Red Hat dose NEED the paid for RHN WORKING
-- yes there is a way to use the centos reops on a paid for rhel
http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Packag...ment/YumOnRHEL

this will give you a list of on and off repos that are installed
Code:
yum repolist all

and did you use the yum "priorities " plugin set to a numbor higher than the red hat network reop

most of rpmforge is not compatible with the BASE install rhel5.? core os
this is ALSO why the yum plugin " PROTECT BASE" & "priorities" is so very very important if you are installing anything from a different repo that the red hat RHN

this is also why rhel5 is good for a office with a good sized IT department and for running servers

and not so good on a home system

red hat is VERY VERY VERY easy to 100% FUBAR very easily . Just install ONE (1) wrong rpm from the wrong repo and rhel will NEVER boot again




please call your PAID for support and have them guide you through installing vlc and it's dependencies from the rhn

---- or install centOS and use the cent guides --

http://www.centos.org/


what i do for rpmforge ( to protect my cent5.5 install) is to KEEP IT TURNEDOFF and only turn it on to update the very few things installed from there
Code:
yum --enablerepo rpmforge update vlc

Last edited by John VV; 09-19-2010 at 09:18 PM.
 
Old 10-05-2010, 08:57 AM   #13
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I still dont have vlc working on my rhel machine.
How do I use Cent OS repos on rhel?
Quote:
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-- yes there is a way to use the centos reops on a paid for rhel
http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Packag...ment/YumOnRHEL

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The above link is not helping me much, as I am quite a begginer with LInux.
 
Old 10-05-2010, 09:25 AM   #14
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you might want to make your life much easier and pay for red hat or install CentOS 5.5
 
Old 10-05-2010, 10:29 AM   #15
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you might want to make your life much easier and pay for red hat or install CentOS 5.5
But can we still install vlc in rhel5?

Please some1 who have installed vlc on rhel advise me....

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