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Old 12-19-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
P_Ko
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Question Videolan (VLC) - Mandriva 10.1 - URPMI ?




I originally installed VLC 0.8.2 on three Windows systems, W98, and two XP'S on two locations (VPN). I am very happy with the VLC performance, both streaming and media player. I attempted to download the VLC for Mandriva 10.1 official but I never managed to make it.

I have successfully upgraded the Windows systems to VLC 0.8.4 and finally to the 0.8.4a bug fix. I have again attempted to install VLC on Mandriva 10.1 but I cannot make it.

I believe that the problem is the URPMI and particularly the Easy URPMI.

# urpmi libdvdcss2 libdvdplay0 wxvlc vlc-plugin-a52 vlc-plugin-ogg vlc-plugin-mad

Is there someone who has successfully managed to install VLC om Mandriva 10.1? If so, how did You make it? (I have tried to get that UPRMI business to work for two months now but it seems to be a never ending story.) I have also tried to find all necessary source codes but i have not made it so far.

Thank You, but please remember that I am not a computer guy. I'm a retired accountant! Rgrds, P_Ko
 
Old 12-20-2005, 05:11 PM   #2
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Its easy with urpmi. What error messages are you getting when you try to install it with urpmi? Also it'd help if you posted your /etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg
 
Old 12-21-2005, 07:24 PM   #3
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Unhappy Still ..............

Hi again,

contents of /etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg are -
#generated Mon Nov 14 22:29:23 2005

URPMI error is - (root console)
bash: /home/pko/vlc/vlc_for_10.1/vlc-0.8.4a-0.1.101plf.i586.rpm: Permission denied

It seems that the requested wxvlc is inckluded in the vlc package. I have tried to install manually but I've run to problems with dependendies. Vlc cannot be installed due to unsatisfactory libfribidi - libfribidi cannot be installed due to missing frididi. Fribidi cannot be installed due to missing libfribidy. Which was first the hen or the egg? I have checked the versions several times.I am of course grateful for hints! Rgrds, P_Ko
 
Old 12-21-2005, 08:19 PM   #4
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I don't see the contents of your urpmi.cfg. Try opening it in a text editor and posting it. Also, have you seen http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ it should help you out as well.

You are getting a permission denied error as root?
 
Old 12-23-2005, 01:30 PM   #5
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Unhappy Unexpected feature?

My urpmi.cfg file consists of one single row.
*************
# generated Mon Nov 14 22:29:23 2005
*************
This is the row that can be seen with KWrite, even the number of bytes does match with the contents.

Yes! According to urmpi I do not have necessary permissions to access a local file when root. I believe that this somehow is connected to permissions/rights and smb functions of Mandrake 10.1 - I have even earlier experienced surprising phenomena concerning rights and smb.

I suspect that the only solution available for a newbie as me is to find out a work around to urpmi.

Thanks and rgrds, PKo
 
Old 12-24-2005, 09:05 PM   #6
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If your urpmi.cfg has nothing in it then you won't be able to install anything using it. Goto http://easyurpmi.zarb.org and setup access to the software repos, then try to install vlc either with the urpmi command or menu->System->Configuration->Packaging->Install Software
 
  


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