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Old 08-15-2011, 05:11 AM   #1
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problem installing vlc


installing vlc at step
yum install vlc
error :Cannot retrieve repository metadata(repomd.xml) for repository fedora.
Please verify your path and try again
 
Old 08-15-2011, 05:12 AM   #2
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well you've provided no information about your system, but is this an old fedora system? 8? 9? 10? if so then it's obsolete and the repositories don't generally exist anymore.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 06:50 AM   #3
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why don't you try downloading the tar ball (source code) and do the good old three steps:-
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./configure
make
make install
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:55 AM   #4
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why don't you try downloading the tar ball (source code) and do the good old three steps:-


bye
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oh god no, that'll potentially open so many problems...
 
Old 08-15-2011, 07:01 AM   #5
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why don't you try downloading the tar ball (source code) and do the good old three steps:-


bye
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It's always recommended to try repositories first. Let's wait for the OP's reply before suggesting anything.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 08:10 AM   #6
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My system is Fedora 13, clearly i am a newbie at it
and i am strugling to install vlc on it.
Please help me out with this and also suggest some tutorials to learn linux better.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 08:24 AM   #7
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Fedora 13 is out of date and not supported anymore. The current version of Fedora is 15, install that, then it will be no problem to install vlc.
 
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:47 AM   #8
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My system is Fedora 13, clearly i am a newbie at it
and i am strugling to install vlc on it. Please help me out with this and also suggest some tutorials to learn linux better.
As said, FC13 is also old and unsupported. The latest is 15, with 16 on the horizon.

VLC can be downloaded and built from source, have you tried that? Source code and complete installation instructions can be found on their website.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

And your first error message said to try again...HAVE YOU? Verify the repositories you've got currently installed, but again, FC13 is unsupported, so the repos may be gone/moved to archive, and you may have to change the path.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 11:14 AM   #9
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As said, FC13 is also old and unsupported. The latest is 15, with 16 on the horizon.

VLC can be downloaded and built from source, have you tried that? Source code and complete installation instructions can be found on their website.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

And your first error message said to try again...HAVE YOU? Verify the repositories you've got currently installed, but again, FC13 is unsupported, so the repos may be gone/moved to archive, and you may have to change the path.
Considering what u have said ,i am considering reinstalling my linuxOs but suggest me which linuxOs will be better for developing purpose fedora,ubuntu or any other.
Please advice me some tutorials to learn Linux better.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 11:20 AM   #10
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Considering what u have said ,i am considering reinstalling my linuxOs but suggest me which linuxOs will be better for developing purpose fedora,ubuntu or any other.
Please advice me some tutorials to learn Linux better.
It doesn't really matter. Most of them are good enough. Some distros eg. Slackware ship with all the development tools/libraries, while some other you just need to install them later on (eg. Ubuntu), but it's not a problem. What kind of development are we talking about?


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Please advice me some tutorials to learn Linux better.
Some examples:
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/

but it all depends what you'd like to do.
 
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