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Old 04-25-2008, 03:11 AM   #1
yadava
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Red face problem with Real Player


hi all
i have a problem with real player
i downloaded the RealPlayer10GOLD.bin and RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm
first i installed the rpm after that according to the given instruction
i did this
chmod a+x RealPlayer10gold.bin
to make it executable
then i typed following
./RealPlayer10gold.bin to run it
but i got this error message
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./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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i also tried one more thing that i copied this file to /usr/bin/
then tried to run #RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
but got the same error msg.
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currently i am using RED HAT ENTERPRISE LINUX 5.0
and my machine is (laptop (lenovo))
plz help me
 
Old 04-25-2008, 03:24 AM   #2
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Do you actually need Real Player? There are a number of more capable players available for Linux.

The error is very self explanatory, you need to install libstdc++5.

Last edited by elliott678; 04-25-2008 at 03:26 AM.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 05:04 AM   #3
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Are you sure you do need both .rpm and .bin files? Usually providing both would mean they're just "kind" enough to provide a .rpm file that you can install on systems that have rpm (the package manager), or use the .bin installer executable on systems that don't have rpm. The .rpm is preferred if you can use it -- it's easier to remove or upgrade because the package manager can then track the files installed, and also (if dependencies are mentioned) tell you if the package installation was successful or not. Concluded, if you were able to install the rpm (double-click on it or run as root "rpm -Uvh RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm"), the program should be installed - try running it.

The error really is self-explanatory - you're missing the file mentioned. You need to find out which package provides it and then install that package, preferably trough your package manager. Though on RedHat Enterprise Linux you should still stick to the .rpm method..unless of course they tell you to use both .rpm and .bin, which does sound odd

Copying the file to /usr/bin/ directory does not help. /usr/bin is just (usually) included in the users' $PATH environment variable; directories included in that variable (like /usr/bin) are automatically checked for executables if you try to launch something without full path. Therefore the only change you make by copying the file there is that you can run it by typing just the filename (your shell finds it from /usr/bin then) and not with full path, or maybe ./filename if it's in the current workign directory. And of course if it's in /usr/bin it's available to anyone on the system and not just you - probably you don't want to put a setup file there anyway.

See RealPlayer site/documentation/faq/README for information on what software it requires to be installed before installing the player - which package(s) you're missing if you are missing something.

Try if the program runs if you installed the .rpm file. If not, remove the .bin file from /usr/bin as it doesn't belong there and start finding out what you're missing.

I agree there are a lot other (a lot better) players for Linux than RealPlayer; it doesn't have too good reputation if you ask me.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 02:56 AM   #4
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Are you sure you do need both .rpm and .bin files? Usually providing both would mean they're just "kind" enough to provide a .rpm file that you can install on systems that have rpm (the package manager), or use the .bin installer executable on systems that don't have rpm. The .rpm is preferred if you can use it -- it's easier to remove or upgrade because the package manager can then track the files installed, and also (if dependencies are mentioned) tell you if the package installation was successful or not. Concluded, if you were able to install the rpm (double-click on it or run as root "rpm -Uvh RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm"), the program should be installed - try running it.

The error really is self-explanatory - you're missing the file mentioned. You need to find out which package provides it and then install that package, preferably trough your package manager. Though on RedHat Enterprise Linux you should still stick to the .rpm method..unless of course they tell you to use both .rpm and .bin, which does sound odd

Copying the file to /usr/bin/ directory does not help. /usr/bin is just (usually) included in the users' $PATH environment variable; directories included in that variable (like /usr/bin) are automatically checked for executables if you try to launch something without full path. Therefore the only change you make by copying the file there is that you can run it by typing just the filename (your shell finds it from /usr/bin then) and not with full path, or maybe ./filename if it's in the current workign directory. And of course if it's in /usr/bin it's available to anyone on the system and not just you - probably you don't want to put a setup file there anyway.

See RealPlayer site/documentation/faq/README for information on what software it requires to be installed before installing the player - which package(s) you're missing if you are missing something.

Try if the program runs if you installed the .rpm file. If not, remove the .bin file from /usr/bin as it doesn't belong there and start finding out what you're missing.

I agree there are a lot other (a lot better) players for Linux than RealPlayer; it doesn't have too good reputation if you ask me.

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can u give me name of other players along with there link source
that can play both mp3 and video songs
 
Old 04-26-2008, 06:09 AM   #5
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Hi yadav,
Try with any of these xine,totem,vlc,xmms.
 
Old 04-28-2008, 05:38 PM   #6
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Smile Please install RealPlayer11!

Hey Yadava,

The previous version of RealPlayer for Linux (10.x) does require the compat-libstd library but that dependency has been taken care of in version 11. Please download the latest version (11) from www.real.com/linux. You can still get 10.0.9.809 or earlier to work by installing the required library but I wouldn't recommend it over installing RP11.
 
  


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