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I just installed Linux yesterday (Redhat 8) and am trying to figure out how to install different programs. I tried installing xine (I heard it was a good movie player). I downloaded the rpm files and typed in the command. From what I can make of it the program needs the libraries before it will install and I can't install the libraries without the program. If anyone knows how to fix this or what I'm doing wrong, please let me know. Thanks.
[Rob@dhcp80ffc12d Rob]$ rpm -i xine-0.9.20-fr1.i386.rpm
warning: xine-0.9.20-fr1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e42d547b
error: Failed dependencies:
xine-lib >= 1.0.0 is needed by xine-0.9.20-fr1
libaa.so.1 is needed by xine-0.9.20-fr1
libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.3.2) is needed by xine-0.9.20-fr1
libxine.so.1 is needed by xine-0.9.20-fr1
[Rob@dhcp80ffc12d Rob]$ rpm -i xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1.i386.rpm
warning: xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e42d547b
error: Failed dependencies:
SDL is needed by xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1
glut is needed by xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1
alsa-lib is needed by xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1
aalib is needed by xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1
libfame is needed by xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1
flac is needed by xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1
xvidcore is needed by xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1
libFLAC.so.4 is needed by xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1
libSDL-1.2.so.0 is needed by xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1
libaa.so.1 is needed by xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1
libasound.so.2 is needed by xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3.2) is needed by xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1
libfame-0.9.so.0 is needed by xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1
libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.3.2) is needed by xine-lib-1.0.0-fr0.beta9.1
This is really the only tool you need, just select what you want to have installed and it will take care of all the dependencies for you.
If you need help setting it up ask here or search the forums, there have been many posts about apt-get and synaptic (the front-end).