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Old 05-28-2004, 04:51 AM   #1
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Installing flac/k3b

Hi - I need to install K3B so I can get to the bottom of why my DVD burner doesn't seem to be working.

When I do:

# rpm -i k3b-0.11.9-1.xcyb.rh9.i686.rpm

I get:

error: Failed dependencies:
flac is needed by k3b-0.11.9-1.xcyb
id3lib is needed by k3b-0.11.9-1.xcyb is needed by k3b-0.11.9-1.xcyb is needed by k3b-0.11.9-1.xcyb is needed by k3b-0.11.9-1.xcyb
libmad is needed by k3b-0.11.9-1.xcyb is needed by k3b-0.11.9-1.xcyb

Someone said this means I need to install flac, etc. So I downloaded flac and. following the README i did:

./configure && make && make check && make install

At the end of some length checks it told me that 2 out of 8 of the tests had failed. I didn't know whether this meant that it had installed or not, and I can't find any log of the output. There don't seem to be any flac files in my system other than the src which I downloaded and unpacked. What should I try next?


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Old 05-28-2004, 05:03 AM   #2
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Sounds like the configure script found problems. Read the configure.log in your flac source directory. Or run configure by itself and read the output displayed on the console.
Old 05-28-2004, 05:21 AM   #3
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Hi simbamford,
if you are interested in learning about compiling from source, this would be a great opportunity.
However, if you are not interested, try installing using yum or apt-get.
I shamelessly stole the following from a post by Megaman X (adopted it though):
you may want to use a neat application to install programs in Redhat. It's called apt. Apt was originally created for Debian, but it got so popular that many other distributions are using it. It works like this: You open a console, become root and type "apt-get <name of program to install>. Let's say k3b?

apt-get install xine
Apt will connect to the Internet, download all packages and dependencies and install it for you. It cannot get any easier than that . There's even a graphical interface for apt-get, called synaptic. Guess how to install it?

 apt-get install synaptic
NOTE: not everything is up-to-date or available through apt. Nonetheless it's an amazing tool if you are going to stick with rpm's.
Download apt-get here:
I think redhat comes with yum (another system quite like apt-get) installed by default. You can try using that as well (yum install k3b if it tells you to update the database (it will tell you what command to use) do so.)
Unfortunatelly I have recently got rid of redhat, so I cannot confirm this at the moment

I hope this will help you get all programs installed,
- drowstar


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