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Old 03-25-2003, 04:59 PM   #1
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mplayer


Hello,

I am trying to install mplayer on RedHat 8. I have gotten the rpms and when I try to install mplayer using the following command:

rpm -Uvh mplayer-common-0.90rc5-1.i386.rpm

I get the following error:

warning: only V3 signatures can be verified, skipping V4 signature
error: Failed dependencies:
mplayer = 0.90rc5 is needed by mplayer-common-0.90rc5-1

This to me seems strange because I thought that installing a program shouldn't require the program to be there already. What is this file and where can I get it?

Thanks,
 
Old 03-25-2003, 05:18 PM   #2
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same place you got the other one i assume. have you tried rpmfind.net?
 
Old 03-25-2003, 05:26 PM   #3
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the thing is, everything i read says that the file i am installing is mplayer0.9rc5, so why do i need it? It seems like it is saying that i need the same file that i am trying to install!

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Old 03-25-2003, 05:36 PM   #4
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Try downloading all the available mplayer rpms into one directory and install them all at once by doing:

rpm -Uvh mplayer*

Either that or install from source.
 
Old 03-25-2003, 05:51 PM   #5
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it's not the same file, afaik it contains standard libraries and such like. personally i'd recommend just installnig from source.
 
Old 03-25-2003, 06:07 PM   #6
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i got it to work but i had to do rpm --nodeps, will this cause me any grief later on?
 
Old 03-25-2003, 06:12 PM   #7
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Yes, the dep checks are there for a reason. The package it asked for is not the same as the one you were trying to install, it will contain other files that are needed.

Go get the mplayer-common package and install that first, then do mplayer. Or use apt-get, see freshrpms.net
 
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it is the mplayer-common package that i am having the error with.
 
Old 03-25-2003, 10:57 PM   #9
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It appears that in order for you to install mplayer-common, you will need to install mplayer first. I just did a search on G4L (also known as www.google.com/linux ) and found this information.

I selected one of the links and found this page that might answer your question some.

It states that mplayer-common is the GUI. You cannot run the GUI for MPlayer without having the non-GUI MPlayer. So, you'll have to download the regular, non-GUI, version of MPlayer and install it. Next you'll have to install the mplayer-common. Then, you'll probably have to enable GUI abilities in mplayer. I have no idea how to do this in RPM format. I could probably help you if you were doing it from source though. Hope this helps, and good luck.
 
  


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