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Old 06-18-2003, 10:00 PM   #1
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Angry BAH! Mplayer Dependancies


i have downloaded just about all of the RPMs from www.mplayerhq.hu (except for a few codecs i know i'll never need) and it goes in circles asking for different packages, all of which i have.

i try to install the package that it says it needs, and that one says i need the other one, its a damn never ending circle going through 2 or 3 files

do i just need to install all of the packages using console with --nodeps?
 
Old 06-18-2003, 10:09 PM   #2
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d00d i understand what your saying....i have tried for ages to get mplayer, and like you said it is dependancy after dependancy...i did give up after a while and just installed xine which i like but then i tried mplayer one more time by using apt-get:
apt-get install mplayer
and it did install it and it works, but my only problem now is when i hit fullscreen it crashes....
 
Old 06-18-2003, 10:12 PM   #3
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rpm -ivh file1.rpm & file2.rpm & file3.rpm........

install them all at once like that.

Or you can do it with the --no-deps option, that works as well.
 
Old 06-18-2003, 10:24 PM   #4
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Another way to get them (since you're running RH9) would be with Apt, using Synaptic. If you haven't tried it, its quite good at sorting out all of those little dependency issues for you.
 
Old 06-18-2003, 10:39 PM   #5
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thatks, i got it all installed, it works GREAT! i can finally watch movies in linux


what exactly is apt, ive heard of it before, where can i get it
 
Old 06-18-2003, 10:39 PM   #6
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I have the whole list of them on my red hat 9 page of my guide - my mplayer is installed and working perfectly

guide link is below
 
Old 06-18-2003, 10:48 PM   #7
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APT - advanced package tool.

Its a package management system that lets you automatically download packages from the internet, and it handles dependancies by downloading the needed files.

It also allows a whole system to be updated with the touch of a button.


I could go on and on and on and on.
 
Old 06-18-2003, 10:54 PM   #8
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Compiling from source works pretty well too.
 
Old 06-19-2003, 04:09 AM   #9
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rpm -ivh file1.rpm & file2.rpm & file3.rpm........
that won't work at all, it will try to run file2.rpm and file3.rpm as if they were programs, no "&"'s....
 
  


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