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Old 08-16-2005, 07:17 AM   #1
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how to use 'yum'


i am trying to install mplayer. i have rpm file for mplayer and all the dependencies rpm files also. and when i try to install using
yum install mplayerfilename.rpm

i get some error, can somebody tell me how to use yum to install
Old 08-16-2005, 07:23 AM   #2
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It would help people tremendously if you could post the exact error.

In addition editing your profile and adding your distributon can help tailor fixes to you.

There's a number of things that could be wrong with yum but untill i know the specifics ie. error and distribution it's hard to tell.

If by chance you use Fedora core like me: - this has some basic but very useful Info (including a section on yum) - more specific FC 3 info - more specific FC 4 info

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Old 08-16-2005, 07:23 AM   #3
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Hi buddy,
It would have been a lot easier to google "how to use YUM"
any ways i did it and found the follwing link
Old 08-16-2005, 08:27 AM   #4
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when i do

yum install mplayerfilename.rpm

i get the following error.

setting up install process
setting up repos
cannot find a valid baseurl for repo :base

so, i have FC3, on compaq presario r3000 laptop. i have partitioned harddisk into win xp and FC3. right now i am accesing net via wireless in win xp , so when i boot in to linux i dont
have any internet connection . so how do i get around this difficulty. right now what i do is download rpm files in win xp and then boot in to fc3 an use these files. so please
advice me. i used to get the rpm files and the dependencies.

Old 08-16-2005, 09:13 AM   #5
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man yum
man rpm

What you are trying to do has been asked and documented many times before the above was found in 15 seconds.

Hint: you don't use yum to install an rpm file on your local hdd, you use rpm
Old 08-16-2005, 11:46 AM   #6
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Go to livna, download and install their livna release rpm for the version of FC that you are using. Once thats done, just do
#yum list | grep -i mplayer
a list of mplayer packages will be listed and you can install the ones you need by doing
#yum install package1 package2


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