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Old 11-29-2003, 05:40 PM   #16
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Ok, thanks, loading the backup really helped and now I know three new console commands. Problem solved.

You can write whatever you want about dependancies now.

On a side note: I use the Dvork keyboard layout but the layout does not load untill the GUI loads so I had to do all that in Qwerty and it was murder on my brain. Does anyone know where to get hardwired dvorak keyboards so that I wont have to go through that again?
Old 11-29-2003, 05:43 PM   #17
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Its hard to write so horribly much about dependencies. Its takes allot of overview to administer... I don't suppose the programs you are trying to install are part of any of the apt-get repositories, (Or simular apps.) It might be a good thing for you to get anyway.... (
Old 11-29-2003, 05:55 PM   #18
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The very first line shows 'Fatal Exception".
Old 11-29-2003, 11:43 PM   #19
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Originally posted by sofasurfer
The very first line shows 'Fatal Exception".
Wow, it does? Oh boy! Oh gee! I know what to don now!

Ok,forget xmule I got overnet to work. I also got mp3s to work without making any forum posts. Are you all proud?

Ok, having trouble right now with something else. Go ahead and try to give me advice even though that by the time you post I may have figured it out, maybe not though.

I am trying to get divx/avi's to work. First question, what program works the best in your opinion? I have read into and tried to intall mplayer and xine, and met with failure with both prgrams. See, I don't know whether something actually installs right after I use the rpms and not sure if I am doing that right, all I know is that they do not run. That is all I can tell you. Which prms to use is so confusing that I am probably mixing and mathcing packages that do not work with eachother, not to mention I don't know how to get rid of the stuff so I probably have loads af stuff that I did install that is not only cluttring up my drives but maybe affecting the outcome of other installs.

If some can give me odvice on wihch player to use /pluggins for divx/avi on redhat 9 and then maybe help me get through installing it and making sure it installed right and will run. Sending me to a link to a doc or Howto or a website of the product won't help, just to let you know. I have run over all that I could find and I am still confused as to how to get it to work. I would give a more accurate description of the problem if I knew what the problem was but, I don't even know that so someone porbably needs to help me from step one. Like I said, docs and howtos will not help because I have read so many of them since my last post tht you probably wont give me one I haven't seen, not to mention none thusfaor has given me the help I neede. Please let me know if anyone cares to help.
Old 11-30-2003, 11:51 AM   #20
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Hmm, I wish the thread wasn't so far down the list, no one is going to read it, hmmph.
Old 11-30-2003, 05:35 PM   #21
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Muiro, here's more about dependencies.
You have an RPM baseed systems. It means that the RPM database keeps trace of all installed programs. The thing is - only the ones installed from RPMs. It means, when you find an RPM which needs a library you don't have, you must install the library from its RPM, when you compile it from source, it won't work in 99% cases. For the database, the library was is installed...
So there's danger when mixing programs compiled from source and those from RPMs. It's one possible reason of dependencies problems. But not the only one.

You mentioned above that you had a dependencies problem - gtk was missing. But I'm nearly sure you had gtk installed at that time. Where was the problem? You had a part of gtk. The part that's needed to run programs using it, but not to compile them. The second part is called 'headers'. Headers are files in a programming language used to compile the program/library you have but also to compile programs based on the library. You don't need them for normal use, only when you compile.
Headers are usually kept in 'devel' packages. So a library has in fact two packages: 'library' and 'library-devel'. In your gtk problem, you probably had 'gtk', but not 'gtk-devel'. Devel packages for all libraries you have in RPMs are on your installation cds.

Now a short method to install missing dependencies. You compile a program. It fails saying it can't find something. First, make sure you have the library. Use the command
rpm -qa|grep something
where 'something' is the name you're searching for. The command above will list you all RPMs installed that have the string 'something' in their names. If you get a result - you have the library. Now look at the results again. Can you see 'devel' somewhere? If not, you don't have it installed and that my be the reason of compilation failure. So insert your installation cd in and start searching for package 'something-devel'. Install it and try the compilation again.

I am trying to get divx/avi's to work. First question, what program works the best in your opinion?
I prefer xine, it plays nice and I don't have codecs problem with it (they come in the package). I don't use such programs much, but that's another story.


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