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Old 05-28-2006, 07:34 AM   #1
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What happened to RealPlayer?


I have just tried to install the RealPlayer rpm on my FC4 machine - there was no output to the screen and it simply went back to the command prompt and I couldn't find or start it afterwards.

So I tried it again:

Code:
rpm -Uvh RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
package RealPlayer-10.0.6.776-20050915 is already installed
OK I thought, try this:

Code:
# rpm -e RealPlayer10GOLD
error: package RealPlayer10GOLD is not installed
Huh??? Whats going on?
 
Old 05-28-2006, 07:39 AM   #2
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the package name is probably just different, case may have changed or something. try "rpm -qa | grep -i real" and see what that spits out.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 07:42 AM   #3
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That spits out nothing...
 
Old 05-28-2006, 07:45 AM   #4
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ok, try "rpm -qvp RealWhatever.rpm" and that will list the header info, including the package name in the database.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 07:50 AM   #5
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# rpm -qvp RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm
error: open of RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm failed: No such file or directory
error: open of RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm failed: No such file or directory

I dont know to much about this but it seems as though the install has only partially completed and left certain traces of itself - is that a possibility?
 
Old 05-28-2006, 07:52 AM   #6
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Wait, I have some output from that last one (I was in the wrong dir)

# rpm -qvp RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm
RealPlayer-10.0.6.776-20050915

Thats all there was.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 07:52 AM   #7
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well that there would suggest a simple path issue, but this does look a lot messier than the normal issue where people confuse package names (realplayer) and file names (realplayer.blah.rpm)
 
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ahh hand shandy.... i meant "-qip"
 
Old 05-28-2006, 08:02 AM   #9
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Ok that gives a lot more info:

Code:
# rpm -qip RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm
Name        : RealPlayer                   Relocations: /usr/local
Version     : 10.0.6.776                        Vendor: RealNetworks, Inc
Release     : 20050915                      Build Date: Fri 16 Sep 2005 10:30:35 AM EST
Install Date: (not installed)               Build Host: amberjack
Group       : Applications/Multimedia       Source RPM: RealPlayer-10.0.6.776-20050915.src.rpm
Size        : 15240885                         License: RPSL, EULA
Signature   : (none)
Packager    : RealNetworks, Inc
URL         : http://www.real.com/
Summary     : RealPlayer


It says that it is not installed, and the dir /usr/local/RealPlayer is empty.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 08:06 AM   #10
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Or
Code:
rpm -q RealPlayer-10.0.6.776-20050915 --filesbypkg
or
Code:
rpm -q RealPlayer* --filesbypkg
shall give a list of all the files installed by the package "RealPlayer-10.0.6.776-20050915 (or RealPlayeranything)". Then search the output to find the loaction of the program. It may be in a directory which is not listed in your PATH (Eg: /usr/bin/Real/).

After you found it try executing using the absolute path (Eg: /usr/bin/Real/RealPlayer) If this is the case you may also want to add a sym link into your path (Eg: "ln -s /usr/bin/Real/RealPlayer /usr/share/bin" logged in as root)

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Old 05-28-2006, 08:08 AM   #11
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LOL! This is an endless circle!

# rpm -q RealPlayer-10.0.6.776-20050915 --filesbypkg
package RealPlayer-10.0.6.776-20050915 is not installed

How do I get off this freeway??
 
Old 05-28-2006, 08:22 AM   #12
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Ok, I know this is repeating. Lets try one more time.
  • rpm -qa real* should give you whetever package installed by the name starting from "real".
  • cd to your home dir (just type cd and enter) before you try this and try to remain there.
  • If you get nothing that means there is no such thing the package manager knows about it.
  • If you get something like RealPlayer-10.0.6.776-20050915 as out put then try rpm -q RealPlayer* --filesbypkg to get a list of all the files installed by the package.

But your situation seems different somehow, for your system said
package RealPlayer-10.0.6.776-20050915 is already installed
and then,
package RealPlayer-10.0.6.776-20050915 is not installed


Just try once againg (remember to cd, see above)

Edit: Sorry about the first point. But rpm -qa real* --filesbypkg should work.

Last edited by SkyEye; 06-10-2006 at 03:56 PM.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 08:32 AM   #13
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Ok I'm in my home dir, and rpm -qa real* produces nothing.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 08:37 AM   #14
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"rpm -qa real*" is an invalid command. it says to query the database and list ALL packages. then on the end to tag a list of all files int he current directory which start with "real"

the -qip output says that the package that will be provided is "RealPlayer" so if "rpm -qi RealPlayer" doesn't work then something screwed. you can try forcing the reinstallation of the rpm using the --force or --replacepkgs options.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 08:43 AM   #15
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Its getting late here - I might give this a miss for the moment and check back in tomorrow. I'll try the forced install too. Thanks for your help Chris
 
  


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