Re: Fedora core 4 and Totem Media Player??
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Hal MacArgle wrote: [...]
The guts of xine is a library. On Debian, the package is: libxine1 - the xine video/media player library, binary filesThe non-library package, called xine-ui, is just xine's own User Interface, which totem substitutes for (there's also a gxine frontend package). So look for something in Fedora with a similar name. The underlying library should be something like:/usr/lib/libxine.so.1.12.0and there should also be an associated directory /usr/lib/xine/ with a bunch of plugins. Probably some other stuff too.Slackware 10.1 and 10.2 has this; Fedora Core 4 does not.. No mention of anything Xine except in the Totem docs; then only fleetingly..
I'm wondering now if Fedora 4 actually supports totem-xine, or if it just supports totem-gstreamer. Or if it is a single version that somehow supports both, at least potentially. You might check this; according to FSF, here's how: "To see what backend you are using check the "About box" of totem."
A bit of looking around led me to these additional details ...1. The latest version of totem I can find in Fedora is totem-1.4.0-2.i386.rpm (found at the update site http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/5/i386/ ). I wonder if you have updated to that version.
2. Debian Sid (Unstable) reports totem-xine at version 1.2.1-3 and totem-gstreamer also at version 1.2.1-3.
3. FSF lists 1.4.0 as the latest version; find it (as source) at http://ftp.acc.umu.se/pub/GNOME/sources/totem/1.4/ . Here -- at http://www.gnome.org/projects/totem/ -- FSF does confirm that totem comes in xine and gstreamer flavors, and it seems to think that Fedora (via yum) supports that form of the app.
4. I cannot find xinelib at the official Fedora update site, or at a couple of mirrors, which suggests it is no longer part of "official" Fedora for some (no doubt excellent) reason that Red Hat has failed to mention. I did find it at ftp://fr.rpmfind.net/linux/freshrpms/fedora/linux/4/xine-lib/ . The current version there is xine-lib-1.0.1-2.2.fc4.i386.rpm, dated March 2005, a tiny bit newer that what Debian Sid offers (1.0.1-1.3). FreshRPMs is where xine upstream home page says to go, incidentally, to do Fedora installs.
5. For more distro-specific help, you might find is useful to read http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_4_installation_notes.html#Xine6. Downloading DVD images takes more time than I am willing to spend just to satisfy curoisity. So I'll just speculate that Peter might have an older image of Fedora than you do, and that xine was removed somewhere along the way, rather than being missing from the outset.
I know that all fo this isn't that much help, but perhaps it will take you in a useful direction.
(BTW, why are you using Fedora 4 and not Fedora 5? Since I don't use Fedora here, there might well be some good reason I am unaware of ... so I'm really just wondering.)
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