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Old 05-09-2009, 09:45 AM   #1
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problem installing VLC player in fedora 8


Dear all,
I am trying to install VLC player in my fedora 8 distribution. The process is given in http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-fedora.html.
But when I run the command
$> rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm

it is showing the following message

error: skipping http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm - transfer failed - Unknown or unexpected error

I don't know what to do. Please help.
 
Old 05-09-2009, 10:34 AM   #2
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Are you doing this as root ?
 
Old 05-10-2009, 11:11 AM   #3
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Are you doing this as root ?
yes i am doing it as a root. I have entered root vi su command and entered root password. please can you help.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 11:28 AM   #4
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Seems to me there is a problem with the connection.
First try
Code:
rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
If this fails
Try to download the file first
in a terminal type
Code:
wget http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
Then install
Code:
rpm -ivh rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm

Last edited by repo; 05-10-2009 at 11:29 AM.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 12:38 PM   #5
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Seems to me there is a problem with the connection.
First try
Code:
rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
If this fails
Try to download the file first
in a terminal type
Code:
wget http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
Then install
Code:
rpm -ivh rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
I have done as you said. after wget and rpm -ivh it is showing (as a root user)

i.e. rpm -ivh rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm it is showing

warning: rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 49c8885a
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:rpmfusion-free-release warning: /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmfusion-free-updates.repo created as /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmfusion-free-updates.repo.rpmnew
warning: /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmfusion-free.repo created as /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmfusion-free.repo.rpmnew
########################################### [100%]


then I did the following

$ wget http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm

It gave
--2009-05-10 21:59:54-- http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm
Resolving proxy.du.ac.in... 10.2.1.41, 10.2.1.42, 10.2.1.43, ...
Connecting to proxy.du.ac.in|10.2.1.41|:3128... connected.
Proxy request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 6739 (6.6K) [application/x-rpm]
Saving to: `rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm.1'

100%[======================================>] 6,739 --.-K/s in 0s

2009-05-10 21:59:54 (68.2 MB/s) - `rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm.1' saved [6739/6739]

$ rpm -ivh rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm

It gave

warning: rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 49c8885a
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
package rpmfusion-free-release-8-6.noarch is already installed

$ yum install vlc

It gave
livna | 2.1 kB 00:00
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates | 2.7 kB 00:00
fedora | 2.1 kB 00:00
adobe-linux-i386 | 951 B 00:00
updates-newkey | 2.3 kB 00:00
updates | 2.6 kB 00:00
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package vlc available.
Nothing to do


So VLC is still unavailable.. Please help.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 01:46 PM   #6
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You do realize that support for F8 was dropped one month after F10's release? There will be no further official updates of any kind for F8.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 09:16 AM   #7
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You do realize that support for F8 was dropped one month after F10's release? There will be no further official updates of any kind for F8.
Its not working for fedora 9 also. Can you please give the detailed procedure.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 01:55 PM   #8
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It looks like somehow the non-free was installed but not the free. Please post back the results of:

Quote:
yum repolist
 
  


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