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Old 12-19-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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Question not able to play mp3 files and install vlc & mp3 players in fedora 8

i normally tried yum lock for installing players like
yum install xmms xmms-mp3
but it starts and when
starts download it stops after sometime & try another mirror &
finally never install
what is the problem???
Old 12-19-2008, 12:23 PM   #2
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I might be wrong but F8 might have stopped being supported. It's been 2 releases + 1 month
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I have gotten updates here recently. Sometimes yum has timeout errors. Just rerun yum again. Usually clears up and installs after a time or two.

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Support is good until Jan 7th(?). With the move from Livna to rpmfusion, some of the Livna space MAY now be gone. Post the results of "yum repolist".
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Network congestion and typical slow Livna repos.

When it starts to cache it, when you notice the lag, hit ctrl+c. This makes it skip that particular mirror immediately and moves on to the next available one. However, don't hit it constant or keep it depressed, it will abort the entire transaction. Skip mirror by mirror.

Also it will help if you install the package called 'yum-fastest-mirror' which assigns the closest mirror to you, typically this should be the IITM mirror in Chennai,

And finally, install 'yumex' which is a graphical frontend to yum. This is much faster than the typical yum from the command line.

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Old 12-22-2008, 04:50 PM   #6
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Yumex is just a front end for yum. So while it may be easier to use, it is not faster.


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