[users] Error trying to install mplayer

Devin Henderson devin.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 22:09:17 CEST 2007


Yes, this is very strange. directfb is not excluded. Maybe i'll take a look
at smart. Thanks.

Devin


On 6/7/07, Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, 7 Jun 2007, Devin Henderson wrote:
>
> > I was getting this error during yum update--it was attempting to update
> > mplayer. I uninstalled mplayer so that yum update would finish without
> error
> > but I still get the same error now trying to reinstall mplayer. For some
> > reason it complains about missing libdirectfb-0.9.so.25 but the directfb
> > package provides this file. What gives?! Thanks, Devin
> >
> >
> > [root at six19 devin]# yum install mplayer*
> > Loading "installonlyn" plugin
> > Setting up Install Process
> > Setting up repositories
> > Reading repository metadata in from local files
> > Reducing CentOS 5 - i386 - ATrpms to included packages only
> > Finished
> > Excluding Packages from Red Hat Enterprise 5 - RPMforge.net - dag
> > Finished
> > Parsing package install arguments
> > Resolving Dependencies
> > --> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
> > ---> Package mplayerplug-in.i386 0:3.40-1.el5.rf set to be updated
> > ---> Package mplayer-skins.noarch 0:1.8-1.nodist.rf set to be updated
> > ---> Package mplayer.i386 0:1.0-0.35.rc1try2.el5.rf set to be updated
> > --> Running transaction check
> > --> Processing Dependency: libdirectfb-0.9.so.25 for package: mplayer
> > --> Finished Dependency Resolution
> > Error: Missing Dependency: libdirectfb-0.9.so.25 is needed by package
> > mplayer
>
> This file is in the directfb-0.9.25 package. I have no clue why your Yum
> does not satisfy that dependency. Maybe you have excluded directfb from
> RPMforge ?
>
> In that case, you are better of using smart which is much more intelligent
> to cherry pick its dependencies (or allows you to make concise decisions).
>
> Kind regards,
> --   dag wieers,  dag at wieers.com,  http://dag.wieers.com/   --
> [all I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power]
>
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