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Old 01-12-2004, 02:00 AM   #1
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Exclamation XMMS MP3 plugin RPM

I have RH9 and I downloaded the XMMS MP3 plugin (xmms-mp3-1.2.7-21.p.fr1.i386.rpm) from I double-clicked it in root and it checked for system dependencies, then it quit and didn't install anything whatsoever. I suspect there is some one small thing I have wrong that is causing this, but I have no idea what it is.

I have an AMD Duron 1.2g; is there any conflict between that and the "i386" in the filename? I am somewhat confused about this architecture thing; in general, what files should I download for a Duron? i386, i686 or athlon? For this specific file though, I did not see any other versions besides i386.

This wouldn't be so bad by itself except that it's at the end of an entire day trying to get my sound card working, and I don't even know if it IS working entirely (If you can help with that, please see my post in the Linux General forum.

Why won't the RPM work? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Old 01-12-2004, 02:11 AM   #2
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Hmmm. Sometime RPM's are troublesome.
Before I suggest you find another way to install I'm wondering about double-click.
Did you try from command line? Run

rpm -Uvh xmms-mp3-1.2.7-21.p.fr1.i386.rpm

You may have better luck.
As for i386 etc... You shouldn't have problems with that, although you could go higher
there shouldn't be an issue with backwards compatibility.

Old 01-12-2004, 02:16 AM   #3
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well just to make sure that it didn't install, you could try a couple of things in the command line:

1. whereis xmms
if you see file paths, then xmms is installed


2. xmms
if the program pops up, then it's obviously installed


3. rpm -qa | grep xmms
if you see what looks like package names, then xmms is installed

to run xmms, just do #2.
Old 01-12-2004, 09:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tips; I tried a different RPM (xmms-mpg123) and it worked under the command line.

Can you help me understand the architecture thing? I understand that I can use i386 files with a Duron, but can I use i686? What about "athlon" files? If there is a choice, which is best for the Duron?


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