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Old 08-11-2003, 02:42 PM   #1
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Exclamation VLC dependencies


Was up all...

I'm trying to install VLC media player in Red-Hat 9 and I installed 20 of the 22 dependencies that it needed but I cant seem to resolve the last 2.

error: Failed dependencies:
libasound.so.2 is needed by vlc-0.6.1-1
libasound.so.2(ALSA_0.9) is needed by vlc-0.6.1-1

I installed ALSA and I do have the libasound.so.2 file in /usr/lib but it still gives me the missing dep's. HELP!!!! LOL.

Later,
Apolo.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 04:53 PM   #2
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libasound.so.2 is a link to some other file. Check to make sure that the target file really exists and libasound.so.2 is not pointing to a non-existant file.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 07:35 PM   #3
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Yup, the file its linking to is in the same directory, it's...

/usr/lib/libasound.so.2.0.0

this file is not linking to nothing else and the libasound.so.2.0.0 file is there. Any other ideas why it's not working?
 
Old 08-11-2003, 08:41 PM   #4
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Are you installing from source or rpm?

If you are installing from source then /usr/lib may not be in /etc/ld.so.conf.

If you are installing from rpm then libasound may not be in the rpm data base. Try:
rpm -qi libasound

Last edited by jailbait; 08-11-2003 at 08:42 PM.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 10:06 PM   #5
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I was installing from rpm's, and your right

# rpm -qi libasound
package libasound is not installed

I installed alsa drivers, I reas somewhere that it has libasound, i installed that from binaries, could that be the issue? i have no idea what to do now... Please Help put me on the right track...
 
Old 08-11-2003, 10:19 PM   #6
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When rpm checks whether dependencies are installed it does not check the whole system. It just looks in the rpm database. So if you know that a package is installed, but was not installed using rpm, then you can use the rpm --nodeps option. --nodeps says to install the rpm package regardless of what the rpm program thinks might be missing.

You can put yourself to sleep by reading:
man rpm

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Old 08-11-2003, 11:28 PM   #7
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cool!!!!!

Works perfect, I just had to use the --nodeps flag...

You rock jailbate....
 
  


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