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Old 03-27-2006, 11:55 AM   #1
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Problems Installing VLC Player.


I'm using RHEL 4 WS.
I tried installing VLC on my system.
I tried with the source files also with the RPMs of EL4 and FC4
still i'm unable to install it.

When i try with the rpms, it says dependencies missing.
when i try to compile the source, it says ffmpeg/avcodec.h is missing or not there. I tried placing the file there but still i'm unable to compile it. the same message keeps coming up.

Please help me to install it.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 01:38 PM   #2
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I don't know...

You could try using the --no-deps option to RPM.

But that could result in VLC not working because of missing dependencies.
 
Old 03-28-2006, 12:57 AM   #3
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I'm also new to linux and am having the same problem. when I try to install the rpm i get a "error: Failed dependencies." and when I try "--nodeps" I get "error: can't create transaction lock" I have no idea what this means. Any help?
 
Old 03-28-2006, 03:58 AM   #4
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If you know the dependencies you could install them, then VLC.
 
Old 03-28-2006, 06:58 AM   #5
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ok. but the list just keeps on going.
i've installed some 20 dependencies. still after everytime i still end up with last 5 dependencies and i'm unable to find them anywhere. I've been searching for them for the last 2 weeks.

Ok.

I think the ones for EL3 or FC3 should work fine with EL4, is that right? Or will unstability occur?
 
Old 03-28-2006, 07:23 AM   #6
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they should be fine, but VLC is dependent on those libs etc. so it's obviously ging to miss some of it's functionality without those, i would have thought the VLC website would have links to the deps no?
 
Old 03-28-2006, 09:00 AM   #7
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You guys are great help, thank you!
 
Old 03-29-2006, 10:02 AM   #8
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Hey Jordan,
Don't try the --nodeps option.
VLC will not work even if get installed without errors.
Try to download and install all the dependencies manually.
Try to search in Google or http:\\rpm.pbone.net
If you can get all the dependencies lemme know.
All the Best.
 
  


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