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Old 04-06-2009, 01:30 AM   #1
Anoop Sankar
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Smile Installing VLC in CentOS5


I'm a new user in Linux. I have installed Centos,but i don'nt know how to install softwares in linux,is it same as windows ? I tried to install VLC in my os using the "software installer",but it shows the message "no packages are selected". i would like to install VLC media player in CentOS5. so please provide me the information regarding the installation.
 
Old 04-06-2009, 01:39 AM   #2
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HI, try
yum install VLC

I am not sure but give it a try. All The Best.
 
Old 04-06-2009, 02:38 AM   #3
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First u need to download the VLC RPM from internet for u r distro then u can just use

rpm -ivh *****.rpm to install vlc player.

i have tried doing it on red hat but it requires a lot of dependencies, so if u get the same error then u will have to download the required dependencies also.
 
Old 04-06-2009, 04:01 AM   #4
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Which is why he should use yum - it sorts out the dependency issue
 
Old 04-06-2009, 04:08 AM   #5
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I tried to install VLC in my os using the "software installer",but it shows the message "no packages are selected". i would like to install VLC media player in CentOS5.
Most likely you have to enable the RPMForge repository. Follow instructions here if you're not experienced about that.
 
Old 04-06-2009, 12:05 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Anoop Sankar View Post
I'm a new user in Linux. I have installed Centos,but i don'nt know how to install softwares in linux,is it same as windows ? I tried to install VLC in my os using the "software installer",but it shows the message "no packages are selected". i would like to install VLC media player in CentOS5. so please provide me the information regarding the installation.
"no packages are selected" sounds like you did something incorrectly in the package manager. Have you used it previously to install things?
 
  


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