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x111 10-13-2012 09:51 PM

VLC installed but cannot be found
I just did an installation of vlc with Alien's Slackbuilds. It compiled and installed OK. But when I execute "vlc" at the prompt, it is reported as missing. A

bash-4.2 # vlc

bash: vlc: command not found
I looked back at the messages showed up when I installed it, there isn't any suspicious line which might be causing the problem:

bash-4.2 # installpkg /tmp/vlc-2.0.3-i486-1alien.txz

Verifying package vlc-2.0.3-i486-1alien.txz.
Installing package vlc-2.0.3-i486-1alien.txz:
# vlc (multimedia player for various audio and video formats)
# VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various
# audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...)
# as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
# It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in
# IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
# vlc home:
Executing install script for vlc-2.0.3-i486-1alien.txz.
Generating VLC plugins cache data...
Package vlc-2.0.3-i486-1alien.txz installed.
A search for 'vlc' came up with:

bash-4.2 # find / -name vlc

Anyone please give me some ideas on where it is lurking?. Thanks

SqdnGuns 10-13-2012 10:53 PM

Your running x86 version of Slack?

x111 10-14-2012 05:27 AM


Originally Posted by SqdnGuns (Post 4805147)
Your running x86 version of Slack?

SqdnGuns, yes I'm using the 32-bit version of slack.

Didier Spaier 10-14-2012 05:45 AM

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To find binaries, source or manual page(s) a more appropriate command is "whereis vlc".

To check which files have been installed by "installpkg", type "less /var/log/packages/vlc*" or open /var/log/packages/vlc* in a text editor.

EDIT FYI I append the file /var/log/package/vlc-2.0.1-1alien. it's not exactly the same version as yours and it's from installation of a an already built package but your shouldn't be very different.

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