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Old 11-19-2014, 09:21 PM   #1
larryburns
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"Could not find libmad on your system:" for installing VLC on Scientific Linux?


I am trying to download VLC for use on my Scientific Linux. After going to the vlc-2.0.6 folder, I ran "./configure" and got error messages

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configure: error: Could not find libmad on your system: you may get it from http://www.underbit.com/products/mad/. Alternatively you can use     --disable-mad to disable the mad plugin.
I went to that link and downloaded madplay, libmad, libid3tag, and was able to configure all of them with no problems. However, when I go back to the vlc folder and run "./configure", I still get the same error.

I heard one solution may be to use sudo-apt. But when I try that I get the error

Code:
sudo: apt-get: command not found
Similarly,

when I tried
Code:
sudo yum install vlc
, I got the message saying
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"Sorry, user csx is not allowed to execute '/usr/bin/yum install vlc' as root"
I don't know the administrator password, but my coworker might know.

What else can I do?
 
Old 11-19-2014, 09:31 PM   #2
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Scientific Linux is based on RHEL. It uses yum, not apt.

Since you do not have the rights to install VLC on that machine and you refer to a "coworker," I am guessing that this is a work environment. You should contact your system administrator for assistance.

Per the LQ rules, we are unable to assist in attempts to circumvent your employer's restrictions on computer usage.
 
Old 11-19-2014, 09:54 PM   #3
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Scientific Linux is based on RHEL. It uses yum, not apt.

.. You should contact your system administrator for assistance.

Per the LQ rules, we are unable to assist in attempts to circumvent your employer's restrictions on computer usage.
Are there other video players I can install that don't require using yum or require system administrator assistance?
 
Old 11-19-2014, 10:33 PM   #4
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vlc1 is in the repos

however the current vlc2 is in the
"linuxtech" repo
AND IT IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH ALMOST EVERY OTHER REPO!!!!!!!!

so
if you really DO want to install it ......

install and CONFIGURE!!!!!!
" yum-plugin-priorities "
first

then install the linuxtech repo
--for 6
http://linuxsoft.cern.ch/linuxtech/el6/release/
then once you manually edit the *.repo files in /etc/yum.repos.d
adding the needed " priories-?? ( 1 to 99)
then run
Code:
su -
yum install vlc
BUT!!!!! the linuxtech repo might REPLACE SYSTEM FILES WITH DIFFERENT VERSIONS !!!!!!!
 
  


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