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Old 11-18-2004, 05:29 PM   #1
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Lots of problems installing things


I am using Fedora Core and am trying to get int he habit of installing everything via text mode...but am having a lot of problems.

The most recent of these was while installing the VLC player...the instructions say to "extract in the same location" I had to cheat with this because I can't make it extract in text mode...always says directory not found...but it's there! I want to start from scratch with it so that I can feel confident I know what I am doing...but where am I going wrong?

Then it says to install by typing # rpm -U vlc/* --force as root but this didn't work either...it said something like "gob could not find" or something like that (started with a G) PLEASE HELP! Thanks!



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Old 11-18-2004, 07:26 PM   #2
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"Extract" is something usually done with a .tar.gz file. Then, ./configure, make, and make install usually come next.
Binary rpms are usuall installed with 'rpm -i'. If you have an earlier version of VLC installed, rpm -U should work (it would upgrade the existing installation). If you do not have VLC installed (from an rpm), then rpm -U will not work; you will have to use rpm -i to install.
In order to give you better info, post the name of the package you want to install, and the exact command you are using which fails to install the package.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 08:17 PM   #3
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Exact command

The exact file is vlc-binary.tar.gz and the exact location is /home/saviour

To do the extract I am typing the following command

tar xf vlc-binary.tar.gz and it is giving me a bunch of errors, I also tried tar xf vlc-binary which also gave me an error

then after I did the "cheap" GUI extract I did rpm -U vlc/* --force to install which didn't work at all....Thanks for helping me out


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Old 11-18-2004, 08:45 PM   #4
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Re: Exact command

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Originally posted by djljjm
To do the extract I am typing the following command

tar xf vlc-binary.tar.gz and it is giving me a bunch of errors, I also tried tar xf vlc-binary which also gave me an error
You also need the z in the tar comand. It will unzip the .gz part. And v so you can see what's going on.

tar xzvf vlc-binary.tar.gz

Last edited by itsjustme; 11-18-2004 at 08:49 PM.
 
  


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