On Sat, 2006-04-01 at 22:22 -0500, Nat Gross wrote:
On 3/31/06, Rickey Moore <wayward4now(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> Nat Gross <nat101l(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> ]$ gmplayer
> MPlayer 1.0pre7try2-rpm.livna.org-4.1.0 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
> > And yum has the problem noted above in my previous post.
> Yup... everyone is getting hit. I feel your pain. I had to install gnome and
> kde completely while 'yum update' merrily announced that all was good.
I was under the impression that if I didn't use yum to install [any
software] then yum could/would be confused by it later and would *not*
automatically update to later revs.
Yum will try to update anything that has been installed as an rpm. It
uses the rpm database to identify what is installed.
> Really, all I had to do was goto:
> install one rpm, the Redhat/Fedora one
I only see fedora 3 and 4 pkgs.
Do you have the fedora-release package installed? I assume since you
make this statement you probably have FC5, and may have done an install
as an upgrade.
> notice where it says in small print that the 'installation
> (that is a link that you can click on... using the mouse, it's highlighted)
Neat, didn't notice that [it's a link] before.
> download the 'complete codex' (referenced on this page as 'all')
> open a terminal window as root, where you dnloaded the file to:
> bunzip2 completecodex.bz2 --that will bunzip the file to a 'tar-file'
> tar -xvf completecodex.tar (whatever it gets named to...)
> cd into the directory it made.
> type: more README --read what it sez
> cp * /usr/local/lib/win32
> (create that directory if you don't have it using "mkdir
> /usr/local/lib/win32" )
> then! to make sure that other apps or updated fedora rpms of mplayer could
> find them...
> ln -s /usr/local/lib/win32 /usr/lib/win32
> ln -s /usr/local/lib/win32 /usr/local/lib/codecs
> now mplayer will find either of the three, now you are more yum-proof.
> do the same thing with the skins... just get what you need from their site
> and enjoy it now. Follow their instructions first, they worked just fine for
> me. Hope this helps you some. Ric
> My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
> "There are two Great Sins in the world...
> ...the Sin of Ignorance, and
> ...the Sin of Stupidity.
> Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
Well, I am trying to overcome both! (as evident by this thread!)
Now, in order to take this route (first I need to be convinced that
yum will update it in the future) I will need to 'yum remove
mplayer*'? Will that clean what all that yum did?
Yum being able to do the update is a configuration issue. You need to
have the appropriate repo enabled and yum can then use it to
search/update anything that has been installed.