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Old 03-30-2003, 01:14 PM   #1
codename000
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Post hi, help installing mplayer


Hi everyone, this is my first post, thought it would be nice to say hi to everyone before i ask the question.

now, i am trying to install mplayer on my rhlinux 8.0 box, but when i run installation for the first time, it hanged halfway the installation process. so i had to restart my machine. Then i tried running it the second time, and now it displayed the following message after unpacking the setup:

package missing:
Unlocatable package | Required by
mplayer-skin | mplayer-gui
mplayer-common = 0.90rc5 | mplayer-gui

So now i can't do anything, can any of you help me out with my problem?? any help would be appreciated. thx in adv

ps: i m a , so
 
Old 03-30-2003, 02:43 PM   #2
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What method of installation you use? RPM? If so, you need to find mplayer-skin and mplayer-common packages (files with .rpm extension). They should be on one of your installation cds or you can download them (if you use downloaded version of mplayer). When you have the files, open a terminal, cd to the directory you have the files in (for example: 'cd /mnt/cdrom/something/RPMS' ) and run
rpm -i mplayer-common*.rpm
rpm -i mplayer-skin*.rpm
The 2 packages should be installed. Then try to install the rest from GUI. If you have problems, there should be mplayer-gui*.rpm file with the previous ones. Use
rpm -i mplayer-gui*.rpm
to install it. If you have another error message, similar to the current one, it means you need to find another package and instal it. If unsure/have problems post again.
 
Old 03-30-2003, 03:02 PM   #3
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Really, to save yourself the headache, just install from source. It requires a "./configure --enable-gui" but other than that, you'll be fine.

Cool
 
Old 03-30-2003, 03:29 PM   #4
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Mara, i've tried ur method, here's wot i got in the end:

warning: only V3 signatures can be verified, skipping V4 signature
error: Failed dependencies:
mplayer-skin is needed by mplayer-gui-0.90rc5-1
mplayer-common = 0.90rc5 is needed by mplayer-gui-0.90rc5-1
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
then i downloaded the skin package and ran it with your skin command, i got this:

warning: only V3 signatures can be verified, skipping V4 signature
error: Failed dependencies:
mplayer-gui is needed by mplayer-skin-default-1.6-3
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
then i downloaded the common package as well and ran your command, i got this:

warning: only V3 signatures can be verified, skipping V4 signature
error: Failed dependencies:
mplayer = 0.90rc5 is needed by mplayer-common-0.90rc5-1
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
what else can i do??

=========================================================

MasterC, i m new to linux, so how can i install from source?
do i download them all these 3 packages:
mplayer source package (3462 KB)
mplayer fonts source package (657 KB)
mplayer skins source package (5145 KB)??
and then how can i run them?

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
thx both of u in adv

Last edited by codename000; 03-30-2003 at 03:38 PM.
 
Old 03-30-2003, 04:27 PM   #5
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Nah, you just go to www.mplayerhq.hu and get the source from there, download it, then follow trickykid's thread in the Linux - General section on installing source apps.

Cool
 
Old 03-30-2003, 06:56 PM   #6
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i downloaded the mplayer source package: mplayer-0.90rc5-1.src.rpm
after reading trickykid's thread, i tried this command:
tar -xvf mplayer-0.90rc5-1.src.rpm
This was returned:
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
--------------------------------------------------------------------
then i tried
rpm -i mplayer-0.90rc5-1.src.rpm
This was returned:
warning: only V3 signatures can be verified, skipping V4 signature
error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

so once again i m stuck....sigh sigh
 
Old 03-30-2003, 07:02 PM   #7
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you downloaded the source RPM, not the same thing.

You need the source files which is a tar.bz2 file.
 
Old 03-30-2003, 09:17 PM   #8
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but all the download in www.mplayerhq.hu are in rpm formats, where can i get tar.bz2 files then? thx

Last edited by codename000; 03-30-2003 at 09:19 PM.
 
Old 03-30-2003, 09:22 PM   #9
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Go to this page:

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design5/dload.html

and under the header 'Description' it says:

MPlayer v0.90rc5 source

Thats the file you want. As MasterC said it comes in a .tar.bz2 format.
 
Old 03-30-2003, 09:29 PM   #10
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Talking

o thx m8, i know what i did now....i went into the package section.....no wonder
 
Old 03-30-2003, 10:03 PM   #11
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Now, i m trying to find out how to run a tar.bz2 file...
can u fill me in??
---------------------------------------------------------------
$ tar -vxf MPlayer-0.90rc5.tar.bz2
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
---------------------------------------------------------------
i am feeling i asked too much...but what else can i do??
 
Old 03-30-2003, 10:24 PM   #12
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try:

tar -xjvf MPlayer-0.90rc5.tar.bz2

I suggest you read the thread about installing programs again.
 
  


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