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Old 12-05-2006, 02:40 PM   #1
pauldwilliams
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Problems compiling Realplayer for Mandriva 2007 (free)


Hi, I'm looking for some help with a software installation problem.

Although I'm a newbie to Linux, i've recently upgraded from Mandriva 2006 (free) to 2007 (free), but came unstuck when I realised that 2007 version didn't come with Realplayer, which I use a lot.

I couldn't find a Realplayer RPM but did find the source file which having unzipped and tried to compile (as root), I encountered the following error:

root@x1-6-00-11-11-bf-b4-94 realplay-10.0.8]# make
cd common/runtime && make SUBMAKEFLAGS="" -f Makefile
make[1]: Entering directory
`/home/paul/realplayer10.0.8/realplay-10.0.8/common/runtime'
make[1]: Makefile: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `Makefile'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory
`/home/paul/realplayer10.0.8/realplay-10.0.8/common/runtime'
make: *** [all] Error 2

The folder common/runtime exists so why does it say "no such file or
directory"?

Also... i've been looking through the 'how to compile' notes on the
mandriva website... it talks about running ./configure with some options to check the program can be compiled on the current system. however mysystem returns the error:

bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

anyone fancy a challenge? I'd certainly appreciate the help as i'm missing my realplayer app!

paul
 
Old 12-05-2006, 03:18 PM   #2
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Real Player for Linux can be downloaded from http://www.real.com/linux.

Clicking on the "Download RealPlayer" button will give you a version with a graphical installer, or you can click on the "Download RPM Package" link under it to get the RPM version. There's no need to do any compiling in either case.
 
Old 12-07-2006, 04:08 PM   #3
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thanks for your post...

I've already tried one of your suggestions before...

When I first upgraded to mdv2007 i successfully installed the RPM version from this very website...it installed successfully without error, but when I invoked the program from the menu, up popped the realplayer icon under the mouse pointer for a few seconds and then nothing.... i wasn't able to fathom out why this was not working so i figured i'd have to compile the code. I then uninstalled the RPM.

Anyway, before trying the RPM install again (just in case i missed something!), i downloaded the *.bin file, changed the permissions via a terminal session and executed the BIN file... this is what i got in return:

Desktop]$ ./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[paul@x1-6-00-11-11-bf-b4-94 Desktop]$

Any ideas about either of the above problems?

Paul
 
Old 12-07-2006, 04:50 PM   #4
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RPM Drake?

Hi.

Have you tried to install RealPlayer under RPM Drake/urpmi? If you have Urpmi and the listings for Easy URPMI you should be able to install it. If you do a search for Helix, it should come up. This is easier than trying to compile it.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 10:46 AM   #5
pauldwilliams
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update re urpmi and rpmdrake

Hi, thanks for your post....

I've spent a few hours over the past few days checking out your suggestions...

re the RPMdrake, this is the s/w update tool I normally use via the MCC... i use this mainly for security updates and bug fixes but also to install some packages... however, whenever I've found a RealPlayer* RPM to download, i guess its RPMDrake which is managing the installation. I've tried method several times now but to no avail.

Whilst I'm on the subject of RealPlayer RPMs, I have looked at the helix website... this is where i was directed first of all... I fully expected the rpm install to work like it did under 2006. However It only partially worked... in that it installed without error, but when i ran the program from the menu it tried to run it for a few seconds but then disappeared from the task bar... any idea how this can be debugged?

Otherwise, I understand that Urpmi is a more sofisicated way of installing RPMs... having set up easy urpmi via the web site you gave me, i've been unable to find a web site with the realplayer package on it. The ones (four sites) i've looked at don't seem to have Realplayer. However i have used http://rpm.pbone.net to do a search for realplayer*. I assume this website searches numerous mirrors but all it comes up with is the source code.

I think i'm back to the compiler method?

Paul
 
Old 12-10-2006, 11:53 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldwilliams
However It only partially worked... in that it installed without error, but when i ran the program from the menu it tried to run it for a few seconds but then disappeared from the task bar... any idea how this can be debugged?
Have you tried running RealPlayer from a terminal?

Type "realplay" into a terminal and see what happens. It should give some sort of error messaage when it closes.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 05:30 PM   #7
pauldwilliams
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldwilliams
thanks for your post...

I've already tried one of your suggestions before...

When I first upgraded to mdv2007 i successfully installed the RPM version from this very website...it installed successfully without error, but when I invoked the program from the menu, up popped the realplayer icon under the mouse pointer for a few seconds and then nothing.... i wasn't able to fathom out why this was not working so i figured i'd have to compile the code. I then uninstalled the RPM.

Anyway, before trying the RPM install again (just in case i missed something!), i downloaded the *.bin file, changed the permissions via a terminal session and executed the BIN file... this is what i got in return:

Desktop]$ ./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[paul@x1-6-00-11-11-bf-b4-94 Desktop]$

Any ideas about either of the above problems?

Paul
Ok, all i've managed to fix the Realplayer problem and its now working.... for anyone who'd like to understand what the fix is, i've summarised it below...

It turns out that i needed to install the libstdc++5, which I installed using uprmi, then setup a symlink from the mozilla plugins folder to the nphelix.so file in the /usr/local/RealPlayer/mozilla folder.

Realplayer now works ok.
 
  


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