Trying to install RealPlayer getting unresolvable dependencies
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Ubuntu includes whichever VLC version was the latest at the time the Ubuntu release was frozen (typically about two months before the official Ubuntu upgrade).
Afterward, you can still get security and critical bug fixes, but no further VLC version updates until the next Ubuntu release.
If you need a more recent version, please consider upgrading Ubuntu.
This is what is known as "dependency hell." It is also known as "Slackware is a damned fine teacher." (It is also how I discovered LQ.)
Yea, my roommate uses Slackware and she is trying to get me to use it. I actually installed it to dual boot on my laptop, but I never use it because it runs really hot for some reason, a lot hotter than windows 7. Ive been meaning to try to figure it out.
So I see this is dependency hell, lol, but I am still wondering why it is happening. Like I said before, it seems my package manager does know what dependencies need to be installed, because it tells me about them. So why isn't it prompting me to install them instead of telling me, you need this, but it is not going to be installed? I don't get it.
Regarding the temperature, do you have an nVidia card? I read that someone is working on a Slackbuild for Bumblebee, but it's nowhere near ready yet. My two laptops run fine with Slackware and the temperature is under control; both of them have Intel video.
As regards the dependencies and your package manager, it could be that the packages required for the dependencies are not in your configured repos.
I'm going to start some new threads about my Slackware problems eventually but no, it's an Intel card. It's just a little netbook actually. Under Windows it barely gets warm, but in Slackware it is much hotter. Thats one of the main reasons I don't use it. There are others though, just problems I need to fix.
About this problem though, I was able to install VLC Twoflower with the PPA provided by TroN-0074(thanks!). BUT it still will not play .rm files!