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Old 02-14-2005, 06:19 PM   #1
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Cant find packages

I've had exactly the same problem before but the same fix isnt working.

I'm trying to install MPlayer and it says I need a couple of packages, but they *are* installed in /usr/local/lib.

Like I said, I had this problem before with a different rpm and solved by editing LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point to /usr/local/lib, but this time it doesnt work.

Are there any other environment variables I should be aware of to get this to work? Anything else I should be aware of (I'm still new to linux)?

Old 02-14-2005, 07:59 PM   #2
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Did you (as root) run ldconfig after editing the file?

Also, I thought the file to edit was - but I don't use RH so your distro may be different.

Last edited by Franklin; 02-14-2005 at 08:02 PM.
Old 02-14-2005, 08:01 PM   #3
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When I used rpm based distros, I only ever installed distro specific rpms i.e. mandrake/suse/whatever rpms. Because when I tried ones not set up for my OS I ALWAYS ended up in "dependency hell".

That way (distro specific rpms) I never had any problems.

and if you're new to linux, then I say give the mandrake discs a whirl.

Once you're "au fait" with that, then move away from rpm based distro, maybe slack or gentoo (IMO gentoo's better, because of portage package management), or even debian (or one of the derivatives) - then you don't have to worry about upgrade cycles and stuff!


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maybe slack or gentoo (IMO gentoo's better,

I fart in your general direction!


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