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Old 11-01-2005, 06:39 AM   #1
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Freevo on SuSe 10.0


My first program install on Linux fails. Trying to install Freevo 1.5.4 on SuSe 10.0 eval. My laptop Dell c600 will eventually be a wireless mediaplayer connected to a win XP server. What does the following tell me?

linux:~ # cd Freevo
linux:~/Freevo # cd freevo-1.5.4
linux:~/Freevo/freevo-1.5.4 # cd freevo-1.5.4
linux:~/Freevo/freevo-1.5.4/freevo-1.5.4 # python setup.py install
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "setup.py", line 15, in ?
from util.distribution import setup, Extension, check_libs, docbook_finder
File "./src/util/distribution.py", line 106, in ?
fp, pathname, description = imp.find_module('distutils' , sys.path[1:])
ImportError: No module named distutils
linux:~/Freevo/freevo-1.5.4/freevo-1.5.4 #

Any help is appreciated!
 
Old 11-01-2005, 07:32 AM   #2
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Which version of Python do you have?

python -V
 
Old 11-01-2005, 07:53 AM   #3
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I don't know much about linux, but here go: From a formatted HDD I installed SuSe Linux 10.0 eval. After that I have not installed anything except for the failing Freevo 1.5.4. Do you suggest I need more programs installed before trying to install Freevo? Could you please list in order what I need? If Python didn't come with SuSe 10.0 or Freevo 1.5.4 I don't have it.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 08:11 AM   #4
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Suse 10.0 includes Python 2.4.1 (http://www.novell.com/products/linux...al/python.html)

On the dependencies page of Freevo, it is said that you need Python 2.3 because Python 2.4 has unresolved issues.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 08:24 AM   #5
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The Yast2 module doesn't seem to be willing to roll back to Python 2.3. If I install 2.3 on 2.4.1 manually, will I get other problems? Do I manually have to install ALL of the dependencies do get Freevo to function?
 
Old 11-01-2005, 08:33 AM   #6
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Quote:
The Yast2 module doesn't seem to be willing to roll back to Python 2.3.
My first distribution was also Suse and this is the reason I switched to Slackware.


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If I install 2.3 on 2.4.1 manually, will I get other problems? Do I manually have to install ALL of the dependencies do get Freevo to function?
You could indeed install Python 2.3 manually in /usr/local , then use Yast to see what dependencies for Freevo are already installed. Maybe Yast provides most of them. Install others manually.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 08:50 AM   #7
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Thanks! I think I will wait for final freevo support for 10.0 though. If anything goes wrong I am not the man to fix it.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 08:51 AM   #8
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You could pick this task up when you are more familiar with Linux.
It shouldn't be too hard.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 09:02 AM   #9
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Actually I think I will do that. Something that bothers me is the fact that neither mplayer or freevo pops up in Yast2. Does the module only search from the 10.0 distribution for programs? Is some kind of "internet-online" SuSe compatible programs available? Perhaps with some Yast2 look-alike install shield?
 
Old 11-01-2005, 09:05 AM   #10
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There are some other repositories besides the official ones I think. Search the forum for it.
Nevertheless you sometimes will encounter applications that are not part of your distribution.
It's of course impossible to include all possible programs.

EDIT: take a look here

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Old 11-01-2005, 10:22 AM   #11
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My next install - mplayer didn't succeed either. Doesn't anything run on SuSe 10.0 without using old versions of dependencies???
 
Old 11-01-2005, 10:31 AM   #12
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How did you install mplayer? You tried to compile it from source?
Post what you did and the errors you got.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 10:42 AM   #13
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Thanks for being supporting! It was the same problem as before. Using the following commands:

./configure --enable-gui
make
su (if you're not already root)
make install

using the first command line made complaints about SuSe not included a compiler. Looking at the packages included I could tell that the included compiler was 4.x.x and mplayer needed 3.x.x to work.

I guess SuSe 10.0 contains too new tools to make most programs work. If I need to roll back to older versions of all tools to make the programs work, I might just as well install an outdated version of SuSe??!!
 
Old 11-01-2005, 10:47 AM   #14
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What are the exact error messages?
 
Old 11-01-2005, 11:01 AM   #15
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linux:~/mplayer/MPlayer-1.0pre7try2 # cd MPlayer-1.0pre7try2
linux:~/mplayer/MPlayer-1.0pre7try2/MPlayer-1.0pre7try2 # ./configure --enable-gui
Detected operating system: Linux
Detected host architecture: i386
Checking for cc version ... not found
Checking for gcc version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.4 version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.3 version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.2 version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.1 version ... not found
Checking for gcc3 version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.0 version ... not found
Checking for cc version ... not found

*** Please downgrade/upgrade C compiler to version gcc-2.95.x or gcc-3.x! ***

You are not using a supported compiler. We do not have the time to make sure
everything works with compilers other than the ones we use. Use either the
same compiler as we do, or use --disable-gcc-checking but DO *NOT* REPORT BUGS
unless you can reproduce them after recompiling with a 2.95.x or 3.x version!

Note for gcc 2.96 users: Some versions of this compiler are known to miscompile
mplayer and lame (which is used for mencoder). If you get compile errors,
first upgrade to the latest 2.96 release (minimum 2.96-85) and try again.
If the problem still exists, try with gcc 3.x (or 2.95.x) *BEFORE* reporting
bugs!

GCC 2.96 IS NOT AND WILL NOT BE SUPPORTED BY US !

*** For details please read DOCS/HTML/en/users-vs-dev.html ***


Error: Bad gcc version

Check "configure.log" if you do not understand why it failed.
linux:~/mplayer/MPlayer-1.0pre7try2/MPlayer-1.0pre7try2 #install
 
  


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