[gst-devel] gstreamer installation on Redhat 7.2
Thomas Vander Stichele
thomas at urgent.rug.ac.be
Wed Mar 20 15:27:32 CET 2002
> Can anyone let me know the complete steps in installing gstreamer in full on
> Rh-72 and and also let me know of any issues involved?. I tried the install
> and i get lot of dependency failures. For eg. i got a failure on the glib2.0
> dependency. but the glib 2.0 is already installed. also i did a --nodeps for
> the rpms and i was able to install the rpms.
Ok, first of all, you should NEVER use --nodeps to install RPMS unless
you're 100% sure why you're doing it. In general, rpm is there to help
you resolve dependencies and find out about stuff you need before actually
trying to run it. If you ignore that then there's no point in using a
package manager. There are (very few) reasons when --nodeps is a good
idea. For example, when you're replacing a few packages with others and
you can't remove one of them without using --nodeps because others depend
on it, if you're going to install the other version after that.
Or, maybe, when you installed a dependency from source for some reason, so
you know it's there and works.
Just trying to "fix" dependencies by --nodeps'ing them is not going to
work in most cases. If rpm doesn't find the dependency you need then it's
probably not there.
Now, in your case, you're in luck. You can get RPM's for all the required
dependencies (those that are not in rh72 standard, anyway ;) ) and some of
the possible libs from
The thing with some of them (gtk2, glib2 in your case) is that these libs
have been in a state of flux while nearing their new release which is out
now. In your case, it might be that you have an older glib2 rpm than the
one the rpm's were made with. I can't tell for sure though unless you
paste the output of rpm when it tells you that the deps are not resolved.
> but when i run the helloworld
> app given in the documentation, i get some error like gstreamer-config not
As wingo said, we need to change that then ;) that doesn't exist anymore.
In any case, my bet is that the apps won't be able to do much since they
can't find the libraries they should work with. So if I were you, I'd
start by removing the gstreamer rpm's and start over so you learn how the
deps work, or verify them so you know what libs and what versions exactly
You can always stop by on irc to get some hands-on help as well ;)
Let us know how you do,
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