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Old 10-03-2005, 01:56 AM   #1
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symbolic link to the realplay script is in your PATH

I am trying to get Realplayer 10 operating on my redhat 9. I have installed it and followed the directions on But I am having trouble with the last step.

Make sure a symbolic link to the realplay script is in your PATH.

I do have some experience making symbolic links but I am not sure what this step is telling me to do. What realplay script do I link to? Is the link pointing to one or more files?

Old 10-03-2005, 02:31 AM   #2
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I'm afraid I can't do much but give you general pointers. I tried to download the RealPlayer 10 installer for FC 4, but the installer wants an older version of the standard C++ library. Anyway...

When you ran the RealPlayer 10 binary file you downloaded, it probably extracted a number of files. One of those files is likely named "realplay." The installer might have mentioned or asked where you wanted to install RealPlayer to. I'd check that directory for the script. If you have no clue where to even start, do this:
find / -iname "realplay"
That might take a while, but it should tell you where the script is on your machine, if it's present at all.

Once you find it, do like the instructions say, and make a symbolic link to it in a directory included in your PATH environment variable. You'll likely make the symbolic link in /usr/local/bin, but that's not a rule or anything.


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