problem installing realplayer 8

nick G Nick6489 at
Sat Oct 23 11:00:54 EDT 2004

If you can find an srpm for Real Player 8, follow these steps.
1. Install the SRPM in the usual way.
2. Change directory to /usrsrc/redhat/SPECS.
3. Compile the rpm by doing the following.
rpm -bb rp.spec
Where rp.spec, insert that file.
4. Change directory one more time to /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386.  If that 
isn't it, go I686, keep looking until you found the newly created RPM.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cheryl Homiak" <chomiak at>
To: "speakup" <speakup at>
Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 10:47 AM
Subject: problem installing realplayer 8

>I just installed speakup-modified FC2 on both my desktop and laptop 
>computer. I'm extremely pleased with the way everything is working right 
>out of the box.
> However, I do have one problem. Because I still use trplayer for some 
> things, I installed the realplayer rpm from the speakup site. This worked 
> fine on my laptop, but on my desktop I was told that this rpm (which says 
> i386 in its filename) is intended for i686 architecture. Admitedly, uname 
> shows my desktop as an i586 whereas my laptop does indeed show up as an 
> i686. However, I've never before had to find separate realplayer packages 
> for the two machines. Is there a workaround for this or am I going to be 
> unable to install Realplayer 8 on my desktop? Btw, if you install 
> Realplayer 8, you do get a complaint about unable to pen display: set your 
> environment variable and try again. But in reality it works just fine and 
> allows the installation of trplayer--no complaints about unmet 
> dependencies or missing libraries.
> -- 
> Cheryl
> "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
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