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Old 12-02-2011, 08:23 AM   #1
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rpm default installation derectory


Sir,
I have installed vlc-devel-1.1.9-69.el5.i386.rpm in redhat 5.4.
it is showing in
rpm -qa | grep vlc ,but how to use this player ,where is the executable is present ..
How i will open this player .
kindly tell me,I am new to lunux.

what is the default derectory of installed file.

Thank you
Pradipta
 
Old 12-02-2011, 08:37 AM   #2
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Sir,
I have installed vlc-devel-1.1.9-69.el5.i386.rpm in redhat 5.4.
it is showing in
rpm -qa | grep vlc ,but how to use this player ,where is the executable is present ..
How i will open this player .
kindly tell me,I am new to lunux.

what is the default derectory of installed file.

Thank you
Pradipta
when you do
Code:
#rpm - qa | grep vlc
vlc-devel-1.1.9-69.el5.i386.rpm
just do
Code:
#rpm -ql vlc-devel-1.1.9-69.el5.i386.rpm
it will show all the files for that package
 
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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Anything with the -devel suffix denotes a development package and you only need that for building software. To play media with VideoLAN you need the "vlc" package and its dependencies. Then, when you run 'rpm -ql vlc|grep bin/', you find the location of the binaries (also depending see 'which', 'locate' and 'type'). Since people running VLC usually use a graphical Desktop Environment they should find the applications icon somewhere in their Window Managers menu.
 
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:49 AM   #4
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Thanks a lot.. I will install a vlc package.. if any problem arise i will ask again.
 
Old 12-02-2011, 09:25 AM   #5
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You should also be able to start vlc by typing "vlc" in a terminal (without quotes).
 
Old 12-02-2011, 03:46 PM   #6
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for RHEL 5 use the rpmforge repo
BUT and this is VERY important !!!!!!!!
install yum-protectbase & yum-priorities( and configure it!!! ) FIRST !!!
rpmforge can install rpm's that are incompatible with RHN


once rpmforge repo is installed install vlc this way
Code:
su -
yum install vlc
see the vlc install page
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-redhat.html
 
Old 02-01-2012, 06:28 AM   #7
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hello ,
Thanks for your reply.
Kindly tell me how to open an video file using vlc player.

I have installed vlc-0.9.9a-6.el5.rf.i386.rpm in my redhat ,and now i want to run a video file using this vlc.
kindly tell me how to open this and how to sure it is installed correctly.

is this the the way as follow:
rpm -qa | grep vlc

Thanks
 
Old 02-01-2012, 09:39 AM   #8
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Type "vlc" from the command line (or open from your application launcher under GNOME or whatever) and File->Open the file you want. I imagine you could also do: -

vlc some-video-file-name.avi

...as well, although I've never thought to do that.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 04:47 PM   #9
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pradiptart you ARE paying red hat the yearly REQUIRED license fee
RHEL is not free

have you used the red hat knowledge base

you search it for the problem
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/search

but you will HAVE to login to the red hat site using the the account you set up when you bought the required license

and you might want to read the documentation
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/

PS RHEL 5.4 is a bit OLD the current 5 is 5.7


also RHEL is normally used in the office ( limited use in playing videos )
there is a WHOLE bunch of software that NEEDS to be installed from third party repos( rpmforge or ATrpm)
----------this is SO IMPORTANT that it is worth REPEATING!!! -------------
.And the repos they are in CAN BE INCOMPATIBLE with the base rhn repo
so install and set up ( configure) yum-protectbase and yum-priorities
( the instructions are in the red hat knowledge base )

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