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Old 02-19-2009, 05:52 AM   #1
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VLC yum installed from rpmforge doesn't work ?

I have a RHEL Desktop and I added the rpmforge repo and yum installed VLC - the install itself run through without any problems, but when I try to start VLC, nothing happens. When I run a music or movie file and say open with VLC - nothing happens. I installed mplayer but it seems to have problems with playing streams and I'd prefer vlc anyway ..

I tried now several fresh installations using CentOS 5.2, RHEL Server 5.3 and RHEL Desktop 5.3 - same result .. VLC installs without being able to actually start it.

Anyone has encountered that before and even has a fix ?
Old 02-19-2009, 06:19 AM   #2
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Right, there is clearly a bug or something in the version from rpmforge (0.9.8a-1.el5.rf).

I have now removed the version again with 'yum remove vlc'.

I then downloaded vlc-0.8.6d-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm and run a 'yum localinstall vlc-0.8.6d-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm' - which installed fine.

VLC then started fine ... another yum update updated now the dependencies again and vlc which bust the installation. Now when I remove vlc again I am unable to install the old version again which did work as something else bust in the process .. not good :*(

Last edited by utw-mephisto; 02-19-2009 at 06:21 AM.
Old 02-19-2009, 06:42 AM   #3
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Figured it out .. the version of wxGTK downloaded from the rpmforge repo seems to be incompatible .. when I remove wxGTK and vlc and use the localinstall switch of yum to install the older rpm - it works ...


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