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Old 31st August 2011, 06:04 AM
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Question Package installation

I have downloaded a tarball and want to install it, please tell me the procedure to do it?
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Old 31st August 2011, 06:14 AM
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Re: Package installation

What are you trying to install?
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Old 31st August 2011, 06:16 AM
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Re: Package installation

i am trying to install vlc-media player FEDORA14..
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Old 31st August 2011, 06:19 AM
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Re: Package installation

In the future, post threads asking for help in another forum such as "General Support", note the heading of this subforum:
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To install the software in the tarball, you first have to untar it. This can be done from the GUI (right-click > Extract all) or from the command line (Applications > System Tools > Terminal).
Code:
If the extension of the tarball is "tar.gz" use: tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz

If the extension is "tar.bz2" then use: tar -jxvf filename.tar.bz2
Now your tarball is extracted, change directory to the untarred folder with "cd":
Code:
To change directory: cd filename
In the folder, look for a README or INSTALL file, this might have specific instructions on how to install it. If there is none, then run the following commands to install it:
Code:
./configure         [You may encounter errors here regarding the presence of certain dependencies that must be installed for the software to work, you have to install these before going further.]
make
su
make install
If all goes well, your program should be installed and ready to use! Note that the best way to install stuff is with yum, which will take care of all the deps for you.



EDIT: Again just ahead of me ah7013 coolmego, as mentioned before I recommend you install it with yum. However Dave has put together a tarball of VLC and it's deps, just download the tarball, untar it, and run
Code:
yum -y install *.rpm --nogpgcheck --disablerepo=*
Link: http://dnmouse.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2313
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Old 31st August 2011, 06:21 AM
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Re: Package installation

To install vlc, instead of downloading the tarball and having to compile from source, try the package from rpmfusion. This should do it.
Code:
su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'
then
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su -c 'yum install vlc'
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Old 31st August 2011, 06:28 AM
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Re: Package installation

Hmmm, just tried that link to Dave's vlc package and it wasn't there.....

EDIT: http://www.dnmouse.org/autoten/fedor...e-install.html
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Old 31st August 2011, 06:29 AM
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Re: Package installation

Firstly sorry for posting in wrong forum..won't happen again..
After typing ./configure it shows the following error :

"configure: error: in `/usr/tmp/my_files/vlc-1.1.9':
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details
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Old 31st August 2011, 06:30 AM
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Re: Package installation

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesNZ View Post
EDIT: Again just ahead of me ah7013
Not again

---------- Post added at 05:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:29 PM ----------

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Firstly sorry for posting in wrong forum..won't happen again..
After typing ./configure it shows the following error :

"configure: error: in `/usr/tmp/my_files/vlc-1.1.9':
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details
"
Try
Code:
yum groupinstall "Development Tools" "Development Libraries"
Then try running ./configure again. Although I would recommend the package method instead.
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Old 31st August 2011, 06:33 AM
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Re: Package installation

am installing gcc compiler...will this work??
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Old 31st August 2011, 06:34 AM
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Re: Package installation

Quote:
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After typing ./configure it shows the following error :

"configure: error: in `/usr/tmp/my_files/vlc-1.1.9':
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details
"
I think you don't have GCC installed, if you install that it should work.
Code:
su
yum install gcc
You're probably going to run into dep hell though Better to install it with yum or Dave's package

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Not again
Yes, again


EDIT: Oh come on ah7013, not again!
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Old 31st August 2011, 06:35 AM
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am installing gcc compiler...will this work??
hopefully will do unless vlc requires any more build dependencies.
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Old 31st August 2011, 06:38 AM
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Re: Package installation

ya am running through hell ... tell me how to search dependencies? using yum
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Old 31st August 2011, 06:40 AM
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Re: Package installation

With the command ah7013 gave you (post #5) or with Dave's package.
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