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The easiest way is probably to get a RH 9.0 rpm from freshrpms.net (the website is sometimes down in protest to software patents, but ftp.freshrpms.net always seems to be available).

As for the 7.x rpm, my guess is that there's a good chance it will work, but RH has had a bad habit lately of changing the way they package things (i.e., something that used to be one big package may now be a few little ones), which *might* mean that some dependencies are unmet, possibly without rpm knowing (unlikely IMO).

However, you're not gonna screw anything up if you just do a

# rpm -ivh mplayer-<version>.rpm

You might get errors about unmet dependencies, in which case you'd want to track down the proper (9.0) rpms from your CDs, redhat ftp, etc. There's very little chance of ever screwing anything up unless you start telling rpm to ignore dependencies.

If you find yourself with a non-working mplayer installed, just do

# rpm -e mplayer

Good luck, and have no fear,

On Thursday, September 25, 2003, at 11:16 PM, John Marcotte wrote:


I finally found a machine that I can devote to Linux. My laptop (which
was loaded with Windows XP Home edtion, which bites.)

I have gotten the laptop to do most reasonable things I ask it to thus
far, including wireless networking. Easy as pie.

But I can't play most video formats. I tried to install Xine, no luck.

A friend (cough, Bill, cough) suggested that I try mplayer.

I am running Redhat 9.0. Mplayer has an RPM for RH 7.x. I am enough of a
newbie that I was unsure if this would present problems.

There also seem to be numerous dependencies as I read the install docs
for the generic binaries.

Can anyone help me out a little with install advice? It seems pretty
complex and I don't want to screw anything up by doing something


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Population Biology Graduate Group
University of California
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