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Here is an interesting problem When i try to install mplayer on i get an error that i need mplayer-common and when i try to install mplayer-common i get an ...
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    installing mplayer on red hat 8.0


    Here is an interesting problem

    When i try to install mplayer on i get an error that i need mplayer-common and when i try to install mplayer-common i get an error that i need mplayer.
    help please
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    yeah, those are dependencies.

    either use the method i suggest on the software page or use atrpms to get the files

    both pages are available on the guide below

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    I suggest that you compile MPlayer from source instead. You'll get better optimization that way.

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    I would suggest using source, but I don't for these reasons:

    1 - it takes longer (not the biggest factor)
    2 - they rarely ever work for me (large factor)
    3 - kickstart is much more automatic and easier to keep track of installed apps
    4 - optimization in terms of speed and such is irrelevant since he is using i386 rh8.

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    Irrelevant? MPlayer still has tons and tons of CPU-specific optimizations for decoding and copying purposes, so even if the rest of the system isn't optimized, those optimizations still give advantages if you compile from source and gets the package configure to your specific CPU.

    I still don't understand how it cannot work for you when compiling, though... for me, it works far better than RPMs, and that's not just because of dependency crap, but because there are some badly created RPMs as well (with scriptlets that won't work properly and I don't know all of it). Compiling, on the other hand, almost never fails for me.

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    I have the opposite experience with files, not sure why, but it's the way it goes.
    I am using Jamd and Gentoo mostly and anything else I use I have atrpms for pretty much so that solves my dep probs.
    I know there are very specific optimizations that you can use when compiling from source, but hardly anyone seems to actually use them or care, that's why I said it was irrelvant. Most people that use red hat are not overly concerned with optimizations - if they were, they would use Gentoo or Jamd or something similar.

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