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Old 05-31-2013, 06:37 AM   #1
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software installatoin


ho u all
i searched but can't install vlc or other software
my centOS just install those software which are already in rpm list
i also refer many sites , e.g http://wtuto.com/
 
Old 05-31-2013, 06:43 AM   #2
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for a package like vlc on centos (btw.... why?? that's a sign to me you're using the WRONG distro for your needs) you should install the repo from repoforge.org then you'll be able to install it with yum.
 
Old 05-31-2013, 06:51 AM   #3
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thanks Bosss , stay bless
 
Old 06-02-2013, 08:33 AM   #4
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Just a couple of things to add...

Have a look at this info on the CentOS.org site https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb...28724&forum=54 Pay special attention to the use of Yum Priorities. When you start mixing and matching repos you can get in a mess. With VLC you WILL get in a mess (at least on CentOS 6 unless things have been sorted in the past few months).

I have had good results with VLC from the Linuxtech repo. Have a read here http://scientificlinuxforum.org/inde...showtopic=1425

Ken
 
Old 06-02-2013, 11:04 AM   #5
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This is the guide to getting extra software
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalRes...epositories%29

Make sure to use yum-plugin-priorities
http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/Yum/Priorities

You can hunt for programs here
http://pkgs.org/
http://rpm.pbone.net/
 
Old 06-02-2013, 11:59 AM   #6
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if you DISABLE the rpmforge repo and use the "--enablerepo=rpmforge " option you should be mostly safe in installing VLC

After you install the rpmforge repo
edit the /etc/yum.repo.d/rpmforge.repo text file
change " enabled=1" to " enabled=0"

then run
Code:
su -
yum --enablerepo=rpmforge install vlc
but there can be incompatibilities !!!

it is HIGHLY recommended to have installed and configured " yum-priorities" plugin ,first !!!
I am with "acid_kewpie" on this
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(btw.... why?? that's a sign to me you're using the WRONG distro for your needs)
but it can be done , just use caution

put it this way
I have been running CentOS and ScientificLinux for YEARS
last year i ROYALLY MESSED UP my cent install ( BIG TIME - i had to reinstall )
installing mplayer and vlc with gstreamer

Last edited by John VV; 06-02-2013 at 12:03 PM.
 
  


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