problem installing realplayer 8

nick G Nick6489 at
Sat Oct 23 19:33:40 EDT 2004

I made a few glaring errors about building an RPM.
The directory you need to change to first us /usr/src/redhat/RPMS
and to build the RPM you do rpmbbuild -bb filename.spec.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "nick G" <Nick6489 at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: problem installing realplayer 8

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Nick
> ----- 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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