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Re: Updates SOLVED!

On Monday 14 January 2008 19:50, Karl Larsen wrote:

>     Now since I have just the freshrpms repo on my yum in
> /etc/yum.repo.d when I did
> # yum install vlc it did it perfect almost. The freshrpms repo is broken
> today. Here is what the download looks like at one part:
> (13/20): vlc-0.8.6d-1.fc8 100% |=========================| 1.3 MB
> 00:49
> http://ayo.ie.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/8/i386/freshrpms/RPMS/vlc-0.8.6d-1
>.fc8.i386.rpm: [Errno -1] Package does not match intended download
>     It says it doesn't have the right vlc number or whatever. I thought
> maybe just a hickup and did this:
> [root localhost ~]# yum --enable=freshrpms install
> vlc-0.8.6d-1.fc8.i386.rpm
> fedora                    100% |=========================| 2.1 kB
> 00:00
> updates                   100% |=========================| 2.3 kB
> 00:00
> freshrpms                 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB
> 00:00
> Setting up Install Process
> Parsing package install arguments
> No package vlc-0.8.6d-1.fc8.i386.rpm available.
> Nothing to do
>     So in summary I fixed my problem by deleting all vlc files on my
> computer. I tried to load vlc from freshrpms and it is broken. Someone
> needs to fix it. I will try to fix it using the livna repo but I am
> going to be careful :-)
> Karl

Good evening Karl (at least it's evening here). I don't think there's a 
problem with the vlc package from freshrpms. The list I posted you was from 
when I installed it. The latest vlc I have installed is vlc-0.8.6d-1.fc8, and 
it installed and works ok. Check the link below for werewolf (F8), and the 
vlc entry that's there.


I don't know if your Yum is messed up somehow, but do you feel like a journey 
into the world of apt, and see if we can get your vlc reinstalled?

If so.
yum install apt synaptic

Synaptic is the GUI for Apt.

You need to add a line to /etc/apt/sources.list for freshrpms, as below.
rpm http://ayo.freshrpms.net/ fedora/linux/8/i386 freshrpms

For the sake of having a record of what's happened on the CLI, I'd also create 
a directory in your /home/user directory. Mine is named "History-files" . The 
edit tab on the terminal gives you the option to "save history as", and for 
normal system updates I name them according to the date. 20071118 as an 
example. If it's an install of a specific package with loads of deps like 
vlc, I'd name it as 20071118-vlc. It's nice to go back and see what was 
installed at the time. Anyway, enough of that, and presuming you are still 
game for trying out Apt to get your VLC fixed, we'll go for it.

Obviously su to root on the CLI, then type.
apt-get update

This will download the package lists for fedora updates, and everything (the 
defaults), and also from freshrpms (presuming you've added the line I 

Next, and just for the experience, type synaptic. This will open the Synaptic 
GUI, and you can scroll down to VLC, and see if it's available. Click on the 
line, select install. If there are deps needed, you will need to click on the 
"Mark" box. Then click on apply at the top of the synaptic window, which will 
open another window asking if you want to proceed with the install, and 
telling you the size of the download.

Putting Synaptic to one side, and after having done the apt-get update, you 
can simply type.
apt-get install vlc

To say the least, it will be interesting to see if apt-get has any problems 
with the vlc package, especially as you've had problems installing it with 

Anyway it's getting late here, and I felt really hammered this morning after 
finding myself still posting at 3am last night. I'll be around for a while 

All the best.


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