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I just installed RH9.0 on my client machine, and the xmms installation won't play MP3s. So, I decided that I would uninstall and reinstall or just upgrade to another version.
Here's what I get:
rpm -U xmms-1.2.10-9.1.1.fc3.fr.i386.rpm
warning: xmms-1.2.10-9.1.1.fc3.fr.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e42d547b
error: Failed dependencies:
desktop-file-utils >= 0.9 is needed by xmms-1.2.10-9.1.1.fc3.fr
libXxf86vm.so.1 is needed by xmms-1.2.10-9.1.1.fc3.fr
arts < 1.2.0-1.5 conflicts with xmms-1.2.10-9.1.1.fc3.fr
I first tried to uninstall arts, which gave me a HUGE list of things that required it. Help!
Google for apt4rpm, that should make life a little easier And yeah, I usually use Beep Media Player for my MP3s but I'm just starting to have a play with Eclair at the moment, it's a little buggy for my tastes but being based of the E17 libraries it looks quite good
The problem is that you are trying to install rpms for Fedora Core 3 on Redhat 9. This causes dependency problems because the Fedora packages may rely on newer packages which are not available in Redhat 9. Always make sure you install packages built for your distro version. Since Redhat 9 is quite outdated now, many third party repositories don't support it anymore, but freshrpms has kept its apt repository intact so you can use those packages as mentioned by others, but don't expect to get any updates.
Some rpms from an older distro may work on a newer version of the distro if all the required dependencies are installed and there haven't been too many changes in the dependencies. Some rpms from a newer distro may work on an older version, but in the case of Redhat 9 and Fedora Core 3, the two distros are miles apart in terms of technology so this isn't guaranteed.
I appreciate all the responses. I may try using a different player if I'm ultimately unable to get xmms to work, but I really prefer xmms. I tried downloading the rpm that ethics suggested, but even that's not working. Here's the output.
# rpm -i xmms-mp3-1.2.7-21.p.fr1.i386.rpm
warning: xmms-mp3-1.2.7-21.p.fr1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e42d547b
error: Failed dependencies:
xmms = 1:1.2.7 is needed by xmms-mp3-1.2.7-21.p.fr1
Make sure the version of xmms and xmms-mp3 are similar. Unfortunately it means you may have to downgrade. There is a package called APT and another called Synaptic available in the freshrpms repository. download those and install the (apt first), then use them to install packages because they automatically resolve dependencies etc, all you have to do is just select a package and click install.
you can better go for src rpm or just use source file to recompile it. I too had the same problem and got through that by this way. You can get that from xmms site. Many formats are working fine including mp3...
I just ended up updating to the latest version on www.xmms.org and the problem seems to be solved. Thanks for the help, guys. I'll definitely be looking into APT so I don't have these headaches in the future.