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Old 07-07-2003, 12:28 AM   #1
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Installing XINE issue.

First of all, I'm running Red Hat 8.0, I have a p4 processor, and I use the kde desktop environment.

I've been installing xine. I've installed the libxine package without an issue (libxine1-1_cvs_030528.i686.rpm)

I then installed curl-7.10.3-1.i386.rpm for the xine-ui and I also did not have any problems.

Then, I had problems installing xine-ui (xine-ui-0.9.21_cvs_030528.i586.rpm). I recieved the following errors:

libxine1 >= 1 is needed by xine-ui-0.9.21cvs-030528 is needed by xine-ui-0.9.21cvs-030528

I already installed libxine1 without any issues so I'm confused... Any help?
Old 07-07-2003, 12:33 AM   #2
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man, not to go off topic, but mplayer is much better and so easy to install, there are instructions on my guide for red hat 8 on my software page or you can just use apt-get or synaptic.

sorry, i don't use cvs
Old 07-07-2003, 01:23 AM   #3
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You can get mplayer and xine from freshrpms using apt.
Old 07-07-2003, 02:14 AM   #4
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yowwww, I ended up trying to install mplayer instead. During the installation, I got the dependencies list your website said I would. However, when I tried to install the asla rpm, I got this error " is needed by alsa-lib-0.9.4-fr0.rh80.1". I couldn't find GLIBC on freshrpms so I found it on another site. I then installed with no problems. When I tried the alsa rpm again, I still recieved the same error. So I installed alsa with nodeps. I was then able to install the mplayer rpm. However, when I try to execute it at /usr/bin/mplayer I get an error referencing GLIBC_2.3.2. Any help would be appreciated.
Old 07-07-2003, 02:32 AM   #5
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I think what it boils down to is this:

you are trying to install a conflicting version of mplayer on a system that has older major packages used to compile and install and such, I use red hat 9 now and used to swear by 7.3 and the only reason I changed was because I wanted newer packages.

however; I have installed mplayer successfully in red hat 7.3, 8 and 9. I the key to getting mplayer to work in red hat 8 in your case is to get an mplayer version that is a compatible. If you take a look at this site:

if that doesn't work, try installing an older mplayer file, you can always upgrade, if memory serves me correctly, i was using mplayer 0.90 (slightly different) from here:

those rpms were compiled to work with rh7.3 so they should work in 8 since they are based on the design (as I said earlier, rh9 is very different at the core than 8 and its predecessors)

as is mentioned on my guide, you should find virtually all the files you need. again, if you are trying to use a newer mplayer file, that is probably why it isn't working.

on another note, depending on how much of a pita it would be to back up any of your current files, I would heartily recommend an upgrade to red hat 9 - and i would say a fresh install is the healthiest way to do it as you will have extraneous red hat 8 files left over if you just upgrade.
if you are into having the latest software, it is completely worth it. also, i was not a fan of red hat 8 at all, in fact, i hated it. I am not sure if you have used other red hat versions, but imho, 8 was the worst, so going with 9 should be a dramatic improvement. it's up to you though.

so as i see it, here are your options (all are quite feasible and each has its own merit):

1 - follow my guide and use the red hat 8 psyche files to install mplayer

2 - install red hat 9 and use the shrike files.

3 - use atrpm or apt-get/synaptic to get the files.

lots of options, feel free to ask if you need any clarification or assistance, i would be glad to help.

Last edited by yowwww; 07-07-2003 at 02:38 AM.
Old 07-07-2003, 05:13 AM   #6
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Check the installing software guide in "linux - general". You shouldn't install packages that reference GLIBC dependencies. You are lucky you didn't break the system.
Old 07-07-2003, 11:34 AM   #7
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xine is a great movi player

Hey let's not forget the original question here. "How do I install xine?". You said that the CVS code was working but then you tried to install a newer version of CVS code. What I would do is remove the RPM packages that you have installed (The original CVS code that you installed) then do a ldconfig (as root) then install the new CVS RPM code that you are trying to install. Then don't forget to do your ldconfig again. I haven't played with RPMs in years so I cant remember what the command line is to remove packages, but you may have to force the uninstall though as alot of the files may not be what the package handler is expecting (due to multiple installs overtop).

I do have both mplayer and xine installed on my slackware 9.0 machine and I use them both. Each has their merits.


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