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Old 10-11-2009, 01:59 AM   #1
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Can swfdec be used with RedHAT enterprise Linux 5.3


Hi everyone. I don't know what I would do without this forum.

I have RedHAT Enterprise 5.3 and I wana be able to brows sites with swf flash like youtube and so on. Since RedHAT's uses the version 2.12 of glib2-2.12.3-2.fc6 and swfdec requires at least 2.16 I was unable to install it.
I tried installing from a source tar, and it actually did, I did ./configure than
make
make install

and all worked

but when I try to configure swfdec-0.8.4 I get this error:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
checking for ANSI C header files... (cached) yes
checking for timezone support... yes
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
checking for GLIB... no
configure: error: glib-2.0, gobject-2.0 and gthread-2.0 >= 2.16 are required to build swfdec
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

I even installed it in /usr <-- dir

./configure --prefix=/usr

but same result.

I tried:
yum localinstall ./glib2-2.22.2-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm ./glib2-devel-2.22.2-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm
and
yum localupgrade ./glib2-2.22.2-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm ./glib2-devel-2.22.2-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm

but looks like I should remove all the applications even yum and everythink from my system to make it work.

I even tried installing older versions of swfdec like 0.7.2 but they all seems to require same version of glib.

If anyone knows how to install the swfdec on redhat 5.3 it will help me a lot (I would probably be able to brows flash made websites), and if not then I guess no flash for me until December.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 10-11-2009, 04:25 AM   #2
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If I understand you correctly you tried to install a version of Glib2 that is not native to your system. Installing tarballs on systems under package management usually is a bad idea unless you know what you're doing and unless you're taking precautions. And crucial system libraries like Glib and Glib2 you should not mess with (unless you drive a beat-up, bullet-riddled, lime green Dodge St. Regis with an "I LOVE VIOLENCE" bumper sticker). Also installing software like you did should not be done with a --prefix=/usr but with a --prefix=/usr/local if you care for standards. I'm also wondering if you absolutely require swfdec since RPMForge carries the flash-plugin RPM which fully supports common browsers like Mozilla 1.0+, Netscape 7.x, Firefox 0.8+ and partially supports Opera, Konqueror 3.x.?...
 
Old 10-11-2009, 07:14 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot, I know it was a bad idea to install non native version of glib2 in a distro but I thought what the hack the package that is already installed is not native glib2-2.12.3-2.fc6 lets try another one (Bad Idea), and since I have all my data backed up and I am only using this notebook for a test it is worth a try. And the tar ball was a source of glib2.
By the way thanks for pointing me in a right direction away from swfdec I will try the flash-plugin from RPMForge, hope they got something for RH EL 5.3
 
Old 10-11-2009, 07:56 AM   #4
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I wanted just to inform every1 that it worked with the version of flash-plugin from RPMForge though from the newer version from adobe did not, I had to remove that version. Now it seems like it never had any problems at all.

Thanx again unSpawn
 
Old 10-11-2009, 02:48 PM   #5
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You're welcome. BTW, doe you really need to use RHEL? If you haven't got a license you may want to check out Centos: it's basically RHEL debranded and built from the same RHEL source.
 
  


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