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i am trying to follow the instructions of the jem report for viewing dvd`s on a 64 bit suse eval. I have loaded up all the win32 codec`s etc, but belive it or not i am stuck on navigating to the directory where libsdvdcss is ? i have put it in my home directory, and after typing su and the passy i am in my home directory(?). Then i try to carry out the instructions, but i get a no directory found.
How do i navigate to the directory. I believe it is in the following :-
If i type tree it is there, so what have i done wrong ?
Many thanks, steve.
these are rmp sources (Yast will not install package source), you need either to compile rmp, or download ready to install libutils (that includes libdvdcss)
install this file
Also, that is a source package for 32 bit. The 64 bit version will end with 'x86_64.src.rpm'.
If you have a source rpm, you can use "rpm -Uhv <rpm_name.src.rpm>" to install it. The source will go in
/usr/src/packages/SOURCES and /usr/src/packages/SPECS.
You can then use the rpmbuild command to build and install the software; "rpmbuild -bi libdvdcss2.spec" for example.
I don't install software this way, but I will install a source package and run "rpmbuild -bp <specfile>" to apply the patches. Then going to the BUILD directory, I will run "configure" and "make pdf" to produce printable documentation. For some packages such as find, coreutils and bash, having the printed documentation, such as the "bashref" documentation makes this process worth the trouble.
i have done a google search for this file and nothing comes up...any idea of the web site for this file ?
After i have downloaded it, do i just click it and let yast2 do its funky stuff. I am a newbie, so please try to keep it simple .
There are two web sites where you can often find the rpm packages that you want.
rpm.pbone.net and rpmfind. For the rpmfind site, you can enter rf:<package name> in the konqueror address bar, or in the run application applet.
If your computer is set up as the norm for SuSE, selecting on an rpm file in the filebrowser will bring up an rpm cliend. At this point, you can examine the details of the rpm, or cllick on the "Install with YaST" button to install it.
The rpm.pbone.net site has a feature that can be handy. After finding and selecting the rpm package that you are interested in, you can click on a button to examine your system and any dependencies will be highlighted. Clicking on the needed dependency will locate the package that provides it.
For some packages that play videos or mp3's, you may need packages that are packaged by someone else (other than SuSE).
Another way to install a package in SuSE is to use the YaST command. If you enter
yast -i <package name>, you can install a package that way. If this is a package that you downloaded, you will need to enter the entire filename of the rpm file. Cd to the same directory as the rpm first. Then you can press the [tab] key to finish typing in the filename (auto-completion). However if you install it this way, you won't be able to use SuSE's sec urity updates for that package.
Yet another way is to use the rpm command.
rpm -Uhv <package file>
will install the package. The "U" option is for "update jif it existsu"
thank you for all your input, but i am afraid to say i bottled it and have gone back to 32 bit....for some reason it is much much faster on my system. My level is also another factor, but it was fun.
Thanks again, steve.
Click into your home file and make a new folder called downloads. Click on the link I've included in this post and save it to disk. Double click on the steve's home icon. Now you can drag the rpm file and drop it in your home/download folder. Then follow the Jem report instructions.
Here's the link for the 64 bit rpm. http://download.videolan.org/pub/lib....2.9-1.src.rpm