Totem=noshow

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon Dec 4 14:08:28 UTC 2006


On Monday 04 December 2006 07:51, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
>On Mon, 4 Dec 2006, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Monday 04 December 2006 02:12, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> On Sunday 03 December 2006 21:28, Les Mikesell wrote:
>>>> On Sun, 2006-12-03 at 19:53, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>>>> What can I replace totem with that will work?
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm plumb out of patience with its I can't play this messages that
>>>>> do not tell you what it can't play.
>>>>
>>>> Try enabling the livna repository and installing vlc.  It will play
>>>> about anything you throw at it.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>  Les Mikesell
>>>>   lesmikesell at gmail.com
>>>
>>> My current theory is that while rpm thinks there is a java installed,
>>> all the /usr/lib/java* subdirs are empty.
>>>
>>> So I truck meself off the the Sun site and dl
>>> jdk-1_5_0_10-linux.rpm.bin, the very latest, shinyest version there.
>>> But would you believe it was packed with rpm-4.0.4?  And it gives the
>>> current 4.4.2, a segfault tummy ache.  Repeatedly.
>>
>> And now my rpm database appears to be hosed, even an rpm --rebuilddb
>> seems to be hung in sleep state, no cpu usage and if I want to kill
>> it, I'll have to do a SIGKILL on it from htop.  But, in the FWIW
>> category, before I started that, it reported there was no java
>> installed, without any errors.
>>
>> Now what the heck do I do?
>
>Usually, you delete /var/lib/rpm/__db.* and then rpm --rebuilddb.

Just did that, and now the rebuild is actually running, eating 
considerable amounts of cpu.  Now its done, and there are NO __db.00x 
files.  But yumex seems to be running ok.

Back to the original quest, to get jdk1_5_10 installed, I now have the 
non-rpm'd version unpacked in /usr/src, but I'm not seeing any 
installation instructions so I need assistance with this.

I believe it was my trying to install their rpm package, which was packed 
with rpm-4.0.4, and which caused rpm-4.4.3 to segfault & exit, is what 
hosed my database in the first place.  Is this a known gotcha with 
rpm-4.4.3?

>>> So now I'm back to get the other package to see what falls out of the
>>> regular linux.bin file.
>>>
>>>
>>> Ok, that unpacked, now where can I find a .spec file so that I can
>>> pack it with the newer rpm & then install it?  Or is that not the
>>> correct procedure now?

I'd like to do this, so its a valid part of the rpm database, can I get 
the .spec file somewhere?  Or, maybe even better, get it in the right 
format from the OpenJava site, but the propaganda all reads like its 
source only & doesn't seem to say if it will build with the current gcc.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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