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Old 08-29-2004, 02:57 PM   #1
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sym links -- RealPlayer

Iv'e just installed RealPlayer 10 in root on gentoo. It only works in root.
I don't have the faintest idea what the next lines mean!:

"Copying RealPlayer files...configure system-wide symbolic links? [Y/n]: .Y
enter the prefix for symbolic links [/usr]: ..
Setting up realplay symlinks in /usr...

I just hit enter hoping a default setting would suffice. Thats probably why it only works in
root. Does anyone know what is supposed to be typed there? /usr what ????.
Thanks in advance -- Larry
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Have a look in /usr/bin whether you can find
a symlink that resembles to realplayer. Follow
the link and check the permissions on the original

If you can't find the symlink run updatedb as root
(updatedb -c if you have slocate, updatedb / [with
any other parameters you may require] for the normal

Old 08-29-2004, 03:29 PM   #3
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There are about 30, 40 files in /usr/bin. Nothing that looks like a sym-link to RealPlayer
updatedb and updatedb -c just lock up the system. I'm wondering if a sym-link was created?
All I really need to know is what is supposed to follow /usr, /lmellen???, or whatever???
I've already install/uninstall about 40 times trying to get this to work, once more won't hurt.
Thanks for the reply -- Larry

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