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Old 10-13-2005, 11:33 PM   #1
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Mplayer installation ( cann't get )

i'm trying to install maplyer ..... here is my output :

[root@Fedora RPM]# rpm -i mplayer-1.0-0.16.pre7.2.fc4.i386.rpm
warning: mplayer-1.0-0.16.pre7.2.fc4.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e42d547b
error: Failed dependencies:
libpostproc = 1.0-0.16.pre7.2.fc4 is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.16.pre7.2.fc4.i386 is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.16.pre7.2.fc4.i386
mplayer-fonts is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.16.pre7.2.fc4.i386

as you see , i'm missing some libraries here. i ran in this problem before and i now that i should download the libraries and the best site to do it is i'm not able to connect to that site for some reason aktough i contacted my ISP and they said that nothing wronge from thier side and that the web site seems to be down. i searched for the previuo libraries in many other web sites but with not result. anybody can guide me for a web site as easy to use as

Old 10-14-2005, 12:31 AM   #2
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The best way to install any program in Linux is to compile it. Compiling programs is not hard.

If you must use RPM files, you need to install the dependencies. The hardest part of using Linux is dealing with dependencies when using RPM files.
Old 10-14-2005, 12:47 AM   #3
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i guess i was able to install the dependecies in the end using it was confusing a little bit . i'm pretty new for the whole linux thing and i don't understand the basics for comiling binary files , if you would send me a simple , understandable online document to to understand the compling thing

thanks man
Old 10-17-2005, 10:40 PM   #4
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http:// here you will find rpms or better use yum!
Old 10-17-2005, 11:16 PM   #5
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There's nothing difficult about installing RPMs with yum, urpmi, apt, YAST or whatever your distro uses. Fedora uses yum, see these sections of the Fedora FAQ:
Old 01-14-2006, 01:46 PM   #6
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I faced a lot of problems my self while installing mplayer so i have uploaded those rpms on my site. They can be installed on RHEL4,CentOS,FC4,Whitebox Linux.

Download the rpms

If you need instruction on installation please visit this link

If this is helpfull do share this with others.

Rohit Baisakhiya


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