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    mplayer is not installing on Red Hat Linux 9.0

    i'm having Red Hat Linux 9.0. as it doesn't come with any movie player. i've downloaded mplayer from www.freshrpms.net. but on installing it is giving following errors that so many packages are not installed.
    1. whether i've to download all of them separately from the above site or there is some other method?
    2. if they are needed by MPLAYER then why they are not included in the mplayer rpm package itself?
    and
    3. if i install XINE then so many packages are needed or not?

    here is my output after installing MPLAYER package as root :-

    [root@localhost root]# rpm -i mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr.i386.rpm
    warning: mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e42d547b
    error: Failed dependencies:
    aalib is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    alsa-lib is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    faad2 is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    lame is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    libaa.so.1 is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    libasound.so.2 is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    libasound.so.2(ALSA_0.9) is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    libdv is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    libdv.so.2 is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    libdvdread is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    libdvdread.so.3 is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    libfame is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    liblirc_client.so.0 is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    liblzo.so.1 is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    libmad.so.0 is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    libmp3lame.so.0 is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    libpostproc = 1.0-0.1.20031002.fr is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    libpostproc.so.0 is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    lirc is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    lzo is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr
    mplayer-fonts is needed by mplayer-1.0-0.1.20031002.fr


  2. #2

    Re:mplayer is not installing on Red Hat Linux 9.0

    hello,
    mplayer has many dependcies - one option is to download them all the other is to install apt4rpm and then install mplayer

  3. #3

    Re:mplayer is not installing on Red Hat Linux 9.0

    http://apt4rpm.sf.net/

    Install that, and then type "apt-get update" and then "apt-get install mplayer". If it can't find mplayer, go to the mplayer homepage and look for an rpm apt-repository. Add it to your /etc/apt/sources.list file, do another apt-get update, and then try to apt-get install mplayer.

    Yeah I recall having massive problems getting RedHat to play nice with media of any sort.

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    Re:mplayer is not installing on Red Hat Linux 9.0

    Hi Chinmay,

    The reason the packages are not included with MPlayer, is because they are not Mplayer packages. They are packages from other projects that are used by MPlayer. Since some people may have some of these packages on their system, packaging them with MPlayer might just make a bigger, unneeded download for these people.

    I think you have a couple of options:

    1. As Try mentioned, install apt4 rpm. This will get the packages from the net and install them for you.

    2. Go to the Mplayer website, get the sources and instructions and compile from source. I think that, the reason you are getting so many dependency problems is because the rpm package was made on a system with different libraries than yours. (perhaps the person has updated packages?)
    Compiling from source gets rid of this problem.

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    Re:mplayer is not installing on Red Hat Linux 9.0

    thanx tricstar. the apt logic doesn't work. but i'v downloaded each package individually. and now it is working fine. bye.

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