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Old 02-14-2003, 05:25 AM   #1
scottyman
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the pain, the agony with mplayer install


well, being the clever bugger that I am - I decided to install mplayer on mandrake 9 =- had it installed nicely on a previous build which starting doing odd things so rebuilt from scratch...

got everything I needed working right and happily... then tried to work out what dependencies were missing and install them.

Bad idea.. it somehow deleted the qt sym links from where they were supposed to be (have just spent the last hour trying to find them and fix them)

it's not a nice surprise first thing in the morning - but at least it's forcing me to actually learn what the hell I'm doing!
 
Old 02-14-2003, 05:45 AM   #2
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do i presume we're just meant to at you? seems strange that you managed to mess up quicktime codecs... ahh well, ce la live
 
Old 02-14-2003, 05:49 AM   #3
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still don't quite know what happened! everything reported installed correctly, rebooted - and kdeinit failed when starting nsplugins - it def shouldn't have deleted the symbolic link tho... remember kiddies the point of having a dev box is so you can break it!
 
Old 02-14-2003, 06:04 AM   #4
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oh you did mean qt and not quicktime... that is very strange, i'm sure mplayer doesn't touch qt ever ever ever. or maybe you confused qt and qt like i just did? either way through, if it's broke it's broke.
 
  


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