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Old 09-27-2003, 01:51 PM   #1
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Mplayer install probs -- libdha

Can you help me with a problem installing Mplayer?

I'm using Mandrake 9.1 with Gnome 2, and I'm trying to install Mplayer through rpmdrake. I'm pretty sure I have all the depencies installed. However, when I get to the end of the install process, rpmdrake tells me
libdha0.1 < 1.0 conflicts with libdha1.0_0.1.1.0-0.pre-1.2plf
and then it cancels the install. What does this mean? How do I fix it?

Thanks in advance for any help...
Old 09-27-2003, 02:07 PM   #2
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That means what it says That you have libdha installed and that it you cannot be upgraded. You could remove the package and install the newer one or install mplayer from your Mandrake 9.1 CD's. Mplayer is a package shipped with Mandrake now . If you are already trying to install mplayer from your CD's, then you have to remove the package in conflict
Old 09-27-2003, 04:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, Megaman!

Okay, I went into rpmdrake's package remover, but couldn't find libdha. Does that mean it's not installed? If it's not installed, how can there be a conflict? How do I remove it? How do I even know if it's installed in the first place? Rpmdrake and rpm -qi seem to give me different answers. Plus, I don't even know how to figure what actual rpm a given file is in. (I know I should use urpmq, but when I do that on GTK2, for example, it tells me about 10 different packages.)

I was trying to install off the Net -- my CD's only come with Mplayer 0.90. In any case, though, I tried installing off the CD's and still got problems. The CD itself didn't seem to have the correct libraries. I've tried other sources -- a magazine CD and downloads via easy urpmi, but nothing's working. In fact, now I can't even get my CD to eject. I'm going crazy.

I'm sorry, but I'm getting really depressed. In order to view video, I have to install Mplayer, but to get Mplayer, I have to install 20 other things, and half those things won't install because of Catch-22's or other conflicts with each other. How does anyone get mplayer installed? I'm despairing of ever being able to install Mplayer, much less any of the other things I want to do... I'm also trying to install SCIM (a Chinese input system), but no one can help me. It requires GTK2 of some sort which I already have installed but refuses to recognize.

Why can't installation be easier?


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