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Old 12-06-2011, 12:25 PM   #1
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not able to install VLC media player, xine player

I have downloaded the vlc media player rpm but when I install the rpm through rpm -ivh command, then it fails to install and displays lots of dependencies.Dependencies are in the range of approx 50 libraries. When I try to install the rpm of any library among those 50 ,then again it has lots of dependencies.
same is the case with xine player.It shows dependenceis for zlibc library and many more.
I want to play avi video file. I am using red hatlinux 6.0.Should I go with some other player ?
Old 12-06-2011, 12:49 PM   #2
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I am making some assumptions here (mostly that you are using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 Desktop)

Do you have the installation media? This should include the software that you are after and if installed through the software installation program should handle the dependencies for you.

Do not try to install RPMs for a previous version of Red Hat as this is likely to cause issues.

Downloading the CentOS iso file now so that I can see what is packaged

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Old 12-06-2011, 09:40 PM   #3
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a few things
Do not use "rpm" to install software
"yum" is used to handle dependencies, that is what it is for .
the VLC install instructions on the VLC web site
tell you to install the RPMforge repo
-- DO IT and use yum ---
Also install yum-protectbase and yum-priorities ( and CONFIGURE THEM!!! )
rpmforge is compatible with RHN but "rpmforge-extras" IS NOT COMPATIBLE with RHN !!!

you did spend $299 USD for a one year support license ( though there is a $49/year version)
use your paid for support

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Old 12-07-2011, 10:24 AM   #4
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VLC Player and Xine Player works with(require) many third party libraries(dependencies) and these libraries are need to be downloaded and installed manually if you are not using paid Red Hat product.

I would suggest you to use CentOS/Fedora/Scientific Linux as these are free distros.And then you can use different third party repositories to resolve these dependencies.(e.g. RPMforge).
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:18 PM   #5
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Hi John VV/cool sg 5636,

Thanks for your suggestions. Yesterday, I successfully installed centos 6 and installed the VLC media player and it was working fine.
I am new to linux and I was roaming around "add/remove software" and some other stuffs to get familiar with the GUI. But mistakenly I removed perl-4:5.10.1-115.el6.x86_64 which was practical extraction and report language package.
Now, the VLC media player icon which used to come under applications->SoundsAndVideo tab is gone and I am not able to access VLC media player.I think the package for VLC media player is also uninstalled as part of uninstalling the perl package. Also I am not able to access the internet. I think its all related to the perl package that I uninstalled. Please give your comments
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I have resolved the problem.Thanks


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