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Old 10-16-2008, 08:36 AM   #1
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Exclamation VLC installation problem for fedora 9 ?


I am unable to install VLC on my computer running fedora 9.

I followed the instructions in website: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-fedora.html , but I got the error. The whole process is here:

[root@rahul-rohit ~]# rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm
Retrieving http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-xfer.1qV4Q2: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a109b1ec
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
package livna-release-9-1.noarch is already installed
[root@rahul-rohit ~]# yum install vlc
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/9/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/9/i3...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://mirror.atrpms.net/livna/fedor...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
livna | 2.1 kB 00:00
primary.sqlite.bz2 | 277 kB 00:06
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...ra-9&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (110, 'Connection timed out')>
removing mirrorlist with no valid mirrors: //var/cache/yum/fedora/mirrorlist.txt
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again
[root@rahul-rohit ~]# yum install python-vlc mozilla-vlc (optionnal)
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('
[root@rahul-rohit ~]# yum install python-vlc mozilla-vlc
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...ra-9&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (110, 'Connection timed out')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again
[root@rahul-rohit ~]#



Please help me out... I want to switch over to linux from windows.

Last edited by r.007don; 10-16-2008 at 08:41 AM.
 
Old 10-16-2008, 09:00 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by r.007don View Post
I am unable to install VLC on my computer running fedora 9.

I followed the instructions in website: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-fedora.html , but I got the error. The whole process is here:

[root@rahul-rohit ~]# rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm
Retrieving http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-xfer.1qV4Q2: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a109b1ec
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
package livna-release-9-1.noarch is already installed
[root@rahul-rohit ~]# yum install vlc
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/9/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/9/i3...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://mirror.atrpms.net/livna/fedor...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
livna | 2.1 kB 00:00
primary.sqlite.bz2 | 277 kB 00:06
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...ra-9&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (110, 'Connection timed out')>
removing mirrorlist with no valid mirrors: //var/cache/yum/fedora/mirrorlist.txt
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again
[root@rahul-rohit ~]# yum install python-vlc mozilla-vlc (optionnal)
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('
[root@rahul-rohit ~]# yum install python-vlc mozilla-vlc
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...ra-9&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (110, 'Connection timed out')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again
[root@rahul-rohit ~]#



Please help me out... I want to switch over to linux from windows.
With the first command, it tells you that VLC is already installed. Did you try to run VLC?
 
Old 10-16-2008, 09:08 AM   #3
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Post I tried but failed..

I tried to run VLC many times but failed....

I did not found the installed VLC anywhere.
and none of the predicted command worked.
 
Old 10-17-2008, 08:31 AM   #4
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I tried to run VLC many times but failed....

I did not found the installed VLC anywhere.
and none of the predicted command worked.
Well, if you click on any of the links:

http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/9/i386/repodata/repomd.xml:
http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/9/i3...ta/repomd.xml:
http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux...ta/repomd.xml:
http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub...ta/repomd.xml:
http://mirror.atrpms.net/livna/fedor...ta/repomd.xml:

You can see they are all dead, so that will never work. What happens when you type "vlc" on a terminal?
 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:10 PM   #5
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[root@rahul-rohit ~]# vlc
bash: vlc: command not found
[root@rahul-rohit ~]#

it never works in any directory...
 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:31 PM   #6
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[root@rahul-rohit ~]# vlc
bash: vlc: command not found
[root@rahul-rohit ~]#

it never works in any directory...
That is so bad. Why could they not simply provide the rpm for VLC. I think more people should follow the KISS philosophy. Then again, these guys are the ones writing "optionnal" on the howto page :S

Anyway, try to download this file:

http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fed....lvn9.i386.rpm

then, navigate to the folder where you've downloaded that file and as root, try this:

rpm -ivh vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386.rpm

And see if that works. Try once again to run vlc on a terminal. Post any error message here if any.
 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:35 PM   #7
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There's a Error Message:

[root@rahul-rohit Desktop]# rpm -ivh vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386.rpm
warning: vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a109b1ec
error: Failed dependencies:
libaa.so.1 is needed by vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386
libcaca.so.0 is needed by vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386
libcucul.so.0 is needed by vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386
libtar.so.1 is needed by vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386
libvlc.so.0 is needed by vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386
libwx_baseu-2.8.so.0 is needed by vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386
libwx_baseu-2.8.so.0(WXU_2.8) is needed by vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386
libwx_gtk2u_adv-2.8.so.0 is needed by vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386
libwx_gtk2u_adv-2.8.so.0(WXU_2.8) is needed by vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386
libwx_gtk2u_core-2.8.so.0 is needed by vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386
libwx_gtk2u_core-2.8.so.0(WXU_2.8) is needed by vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386
libxosd.so.2 is needed by vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386
vlc-core = 0.8.6i-2.lvn9 is needed by vlc-0.8.6i-2.lvn9.i386
[root@rahul-rohit Desktop]# vlc
bash: vlc: command not found
[root@rahul-rohit Desktop]#
 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:37 PM   #8
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I have a Core 2 Duo Processor (2.1 GHZ, T8100 with 2 GB RAM)

I am in a 64 bit environment (i686)
 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:46 PM   #9
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I have a Core 2 Duo Processor (2.1 GHZ, T8100 with 2 GB RAM)

I am in a 64 bit environment (i686)
i686 would be a 32bits OS, even if you are running on a 64 bits processor. To be sure, post the results of:

uname -rsa

from a terminal. About vlc, well, it looks like the package livna-release-9 you are using is old. Try this, as root:

yum remove livna-release

if it fails:

yum remove livna

then:

rpm -ivh http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fed...9-1.noarch.rpm

yum install vlc
yum install python-vlc mozilla-vlc


I hope that helps. Again, if any errors, post them here

P.S: I am not familiar at all with fedora's environment. I will do my best to help, but if I can't, I hope you don't get too mad

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Old 10-17-2008, 01:46 PM   #10
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vlc hasn't been installed as you have unmet dependencies, which is what all the text displayed before you tried to run VLC shows. You have to find a way to install these libraries first or VLC can't be installed.
 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:50 PM   #11
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Total-MAdMaN is correct . Either you download all the packages manually (they can all be found here). I still suggest you at least to try my method above. That would handle all dependencies automatically, I guess (again)
 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:55 PM   #12
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[root@rahul-rohit Desktop]# uname -rsa
Linux rahul-rohit.localdomain 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 #1 SMP Thu May 1 06:28:41 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[root@rahul-rohit Desktop]#
 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:56 PM   #13
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installation in progress...
 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:58 PM   #14
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[root@rahul-rohit Desktop]# yum remove livna-release
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Remove Process
http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/9/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/9/i3...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://mirror.atrpms.net/livna/fedor...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
livna | 2.1 kB 00:00
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...ra-9&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (110, 'Connection timed out')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again
[root@rahul-rohit Desktop]#
 
Old 10-17-2008, 02:00 PM   #15
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[root@rahul-rohit Desktop]# uname -rsa
Linux rahul-rohit.localdomain 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 #1 SMP Thu May 1 06:28:41 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[root@rahul-rohit Desktop]#
Cool, that means you have a 32 bits OS / kernel. If the output was anything like "x86_64 GNU/Linux", that would be a 64 bits OS. Your processor can still be a 64bits, no problems there. If you ever want to know which processor you have:

cat /proc/cpuinfo

Just for future reference
 
  


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