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Hello! i am using redhat 9 and i want to install mplayer. I tried to but some libraries that i did not had cancelled the installation. i have downloaded some but there are some that i cannot find. these are:
Can you give any links (i couldnt find them in freshrpms)??? Also is there a specific order to install the components of mplayer?
And here is another question that has just crossed my mind: How can i install divx in linux? Is there a compression program for linux like gordian knot in windows?
Done. Use apt-get wisely, it can install a real bunch of things by simply typing apt-get <name of the thing you want to install> (e.g, to install gaim, type apt-get install gaim) and taking care of all dependencies for you (it will not only download the package, but all libraries and possible dependencies for you ). Please note, not all packages are available, are new or stable, but certainly apt-get is a great tool
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org. I'm glad that you've liked apt-get. The softwares you can download through apt-get depends on the servers list that you have located at your /etc/apt/serverlist (or source.list, cannot remember, not even if it's at that path).
Well, a good way to "see" a list of packages is downloading synaptic, a graphical interface for apt-get. To install it, simply type:
apt-get install synaptic
And apt-get will handle it for you as usual. Typing synaptic at the console, will call, indeed, for synaptic. The list of program is divided by category and, the default server is pretty good. Even the great Xmame emulator and it's graphical interface GXmame are available in there. Synaptic has a "search" button that you may find useful to when you install a program (through source or rpms) and don't have a package installed. Use the search button to find the library, install it and try to install the program again!
When i try this in a terminal i get an error message saying
[h04x@localhost h04x]$ apt-get install synaptic
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in
E: could not open RPM database
Is it something i have typed wrong? i have only been using linux for a short time so im still trying to understand how linux works after having used windows for years. have to say i made the right choice changeing to linux, no going back.
Well, the first thing you are doing wrong is that to either install or remove programs, you have to be root. The dollar symbol ($) at the end of your terminal says that you are not root. Root uses the hash (#) symbol when logged. Become root with su command, followed by your root password.
Make sure to update apt-get before installing synaptic. The command:
will actualized the server list and then, you can install synaptic. Any problem let me know
rite i got it, thanks alot, it looks really good, thanks again. i think it will take me a while to get used to linux but im determined that im going to do it, dont want to go back to windows, thanks for the help, regards h04x