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Old 11-24-2003, 09:15 PM   #1
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problem installing mplayer

i downloaded mplayer and when i tried to install it came up with the following error message.warning: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e42d547b
error: Failed dependencies:
aalib is needed by
alsa-lib is needed by
faad2 is needed by
lame is needed by is needed by is needed by is needed by
libdv is needed by is needed by
libdvdread is needed by is needed by
libfame is needed by is needed by is needed by is needed by is needed by
libpostproc = is needed by is needed by
lirc is needed by
lzo is needed by
mplayer-fonts is needed by

do i need to download and install some library files.
anybody please tell me what to do..

Last edited by pradu; 11-24-2003 at 09:18 PM.
Old 11-24-2003, 09:52 PM   #2
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first of all, read the download page (the html one)

you have you downloaded ALL mplayer packages ?


becuase all packages depend on each other, you need to install them all at the same time

cd [download location]
as root
rpm -ivh mplayer-*.rpm

anyway, yeah, even after you do the installation properly looks like you are still missing a few dependencys...

all those error messages..
whatever is needed by....
mean you need to install the whatever.

all those whatevers with a .so. are files dependency's (asin, mplayer needs that file)
and all the others. like aalib, alsa-lib, are package dependency's (which are dirrerend rpm's)

solve the package dependency's first, as package dependency's might also solve file dependencys.

so, i happen to know for a fact that also-lib and aalib come with redhat 9...

SO.... insert your redhat disk 1
mount /dev/cdrom
cd /mnt/cdrom/Redhat/RPMS/
ls | grep aalib

if it finds a package called aalib then install it with rpm.

if the dependency isnt on any of your redhat disks, goto

if there are no more pakage dependency's but still some file dependency's goto and search "provides" or whatever to find whatever package will install that file for you.

anyway... yeah, read the docs on the mplayer homepage for more info.
Old 11-25-2003, 12:12 AM   #3
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Compiling from the source is much easier (for me anyways) heres the steps
tar -zxvf <file.tar.gz>
cd <file dir>
su [type r00t pass]
make install
whereis mplayer

and wabam.. youve got it installed (hopefully) RPM files are not built well enough in my opinion and never worked for me
Old 11-25-2003, 12:43 AM   #4
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or if you got gnorpm, it is an application that helps you install multible rpms at once. I like things that make life easyer. If anyone knows of a better package let me know
Old 11-25-2003, 12:53 AM   #5
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install apt4rpm, then it is a matter of:

apt-get install mplayer

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:
Red Hat Linux 8.0 Package Management Tool
Red Hat 9.0 Package Management Tool
Manage users

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project


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