[vlc-devel] Re: unofficial vlc 0.8.0 rpms for FC2, RH9 and RHEL3

Alvin Chin achin at cs.toronto.edu
Fri Nov 12 04:18:47 CET 2004

I've finished running "yum install vlc", but I've found out that it 
installed for me 0.6.0 and it said that videolan-client-devel required 
videolan-client-0.6.0 but I did already download that using apt-get.  I 
thought that the latest vlc would be installed from the package.  If 
that's not the case, do I have to build the VLC from scratch as in here 

I find the install for Red Hat 9 extremely difficult to do, which I am 
sure many people I've heard in this forum are having problems with.  If 
someone has successfully installed and built VLC from scratch on Red Hat 
Linux 9, could they document what they did so other developers are able 
to do this and solve their frustrations (including mine).



Alvin Chin wrote:

> Thanks Torsten, I am trying to install VLC0.8.0 for Red Hat 9 and run 
> into a whole lot of dependency issues so I am trying your method right 
> now.  It looks like that apt-get for VideoLAN client only has the 
> 0.6.0 package and not the updated one.  So instead of apt-get I am 
> using yum.
> However, it seems to be taking a huge amount of time, it seems to be 
> getting all the packages, even more than the dependencies listed in 
> VideoLAN.  Is this correct, I did type "yum install vlc".
> Thanks,
> Alvin
> Torsten Spindler wrote:
>> Hello,
>> based on Jasons 0.8.0-test rpm and the discussion on building Red Hat 
>> RPMs
>> I've created some 0.8.0 rpms for vlc on Red Hat 9, Red Hat Enterprise 
>> Linux
>> 3 and Fedora Core 2.
>> They can be found at (i386 contains binary rpms, SRPMS source rpm):
>> Red Hat 9:
>> http://holz.ethz.ch/yum/redhat/caad.hbt.arch.ethz.ch/9/i386/
>> http://holz.ethz.ch/yum/redhat/caad.hbt.arch.ethz.ch/9/SRPMS/
>> Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3:
>> http://holz.ethz.ch/yum/rhel/caad.hbt.arch.ethz.ch/3/i386/
>> http://holz.ethz.ch/yum/rhel/caad.hbt.arch.ethz.ch/3/SRPMS/
>> Fedora Core 2:
>> http://holz.ethz.ch/yum/fedora/core/caad.hbt.arch.ethz.ch/2/i386/
>> http://holz.ethz.ch/yum/fedora/core/caad.hbt.arch.ethz.ch/2/SRPMS/
>> In these directories some more rpms can be found which are mostly from
>> freshrpms, Dag Wieers yum repository and Jasons vlc-binary.tar.gz 
>> from the vlc
>> 0.8.0-test release. I built the libvcd, libcddb and libcdio rpms from 
>> source rpm for all three platforms.
>> All three directories are yum enabled, meaning that
>> yum install vlc
>> will grab vlc and install it plus dependencies (if yum can resolve 
>> them).
>> For that purpose one needs an entry in /etc/yum.conf, which can look
>> like this for Fedora Core 2:
>> [caad]
>> name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - CAAD Extra RPMS
>> baseurl=http://holz.ethz.ch/yum/fedora/core/caad.hbt.arch.ethz.ch/$releasever/$basearch/ 
>> Red Hat 9 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 look likewise with different 
>> URLs of course.
>> Bye,
>> Torsten

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