[svlug] VideoLan on RedHat 9.0

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Tue Jun 15 22:49:01 PDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-06-14 at 08:42, ian maclure wrote:
> I tried installing VideoLan (VLC) on what I assume is a dead bog
> standard RH9.0 box ( a Dell 650N bought with RH9 as the OS ).
> I downloaded what the VideoLan folks claim are the RPM packages 
> required.
> There seem to be a number of omissions in what the tarballs contain
> which leave the install terribly unhappy.
> Has anybody tried installing VLC on their own RH9.0 machine using the
> same process.

http://dag.wieers.com/ has pre-built Videolan packages for RH9 and

As a rule of thumb, search the major repositories before trying to build
the software yourself:

Freshrpms (Matthias Saou):

ATrpms (Axel Thimm):

Dag Wieers:

If you install yum and point it to the right repository, then it's just
a matter of running "yum install package-blah". Yes, even on RH9. Yes,
even through proxies.

Florin Andrei


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