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i just had the very same problem, installed the thing you told me to, and it does the same thing again. i have installed it into the /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES that i had to create, unzipped everything that had a zip file i could find, and still end up with "error: Failed dependencies:
libSDL-1.2.so.0 is needed by mplayer-gui-1.0pre3-1"...what the heck am i doing wrong?!?!?! ::frustrated:: -tnf
rpms are installed by entering the command "rpm -ivh SDL-1.2.4-5.i386.rpm" I am not sure what you are unzipping, as rpm files are usually not in zip format. The directory /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES is for SDL-1.2.4-5.src.rpm files. You don't need them unless you want to compile yourself. Judging by your frustration, don't bother with the .src files. Just stick with the binaries.
I also have problem while installing the Mplayer on RH8. First time I faced problem of denpendencies but after that I had tried by using apt but still I am not able to install Mplayer on machine. Give me some solutions.
FINALLY i figured it out, thanks to everyones help... you need to do the following
go to http://www.libsdl.org/download-1.2.php and download the file SDL-1.2.7-1.i386.rpm . i had the 4-5 one, and this was the wrong one i guess. then for RH*, go to here and download the files (3 of them needed to install) mplayer-common-1.0pre3-1.i386.rpm AND mplayer-gui-1.0pre3-1.i386.rpm AND mplayer-skin-default-1.0-2.noarch.rpm AND lame-libs-3.93.1-1.i386.rpm . once you have all this, (logged into as root of course) open the terminal rpm the sdl file using the command line
rpm -i SDL-1.2.7-1.i386.rpm
, then run this command line to install mplayer itsself.
I have tried your solution. I have installed sdl & other mplayer related rpm but when I tried to install mplayer by using following command " rpm -ivh mplayer--.rpm" & got "failed dependencies" error & also not got the mplayer file in /usr/bin please suggest me or please give me detail procedure how to install mplayer on RH9.
you have to have the three files i mentioned above, i think they are mplayer-common-1.0pre3-1.i386.rpm AND mplayer-gui-1.0pre3-1.i386.rpm AND mplayer-skin-default-1.0-2.noarch.rpm AND lame-libs-3.93.1-1.i386.rpm (not with the ands) and there is a link to the site above. once you have downloaded all of these, go into the terminal logged on as root, type ls, then hit enter. you will see a list of all the files you have. if you have the three that are needed, run this command (without quotes) " rpm -Uvh mplayer-common-1.0pre3-1.i386.rpm mplayer-gui-10pre3-1.i386.rpm mplayer-skin-default-1.0-2.noarch.rpm lame-libs-3.93.1-1.i386.rpm"
good luck, and keep trying, its the =only way i got it to work
I also tried your solution all rpms you mentioned getting installed. But I am not getting the mplayer executable file. Instead of that I'm only getting skin in "/usr/share/local" folder & one mplayer folder in /etc with three files out of that one is mplayer.conf. I also tried to install mplayer rpm which was downloaded from mplayerhq site. but it is showing dependencies failed. Is it method to install mplayer. please advice.
When I install mplayer, I found that the mplayer files were dependent on each other, so i put them all in 1 folder, cd'd to that folder and typed rpm -i *.rpm. I dunno, maybe I had older rpms, but it works fine now.