Re: Realplayer in stable
I'm running potato and had the same question.....after wondering what to do
with the rp7 installer since the only version available was rp8.
I searched freshmeat for RealPlayer, was linked to the RP's main site, and
downloaded rp8_linux20_libc6_i386_cs1.bin from there. I changed the perms to
make it executable and voila. It installed itself. Almost too easy, but
both Netscape and Konqueror now handle the streams seamlessly.
May not be the *debian* way, but if you want RealPlayer as I did, well, you
do what you gotta do.
On Wednesday 25 April 2001 10:20 am, Jim McCloskey wrote:
> |> 1. the version (7) of realplayer was unsupported by real player. To get
> |> the rpm required by the realplayer deb, you had to figure out the url of
> |> where to download the rpm from real because it was no longer available
> |> on their website.
> Except that realplayer version 8 seems to have been available at least
> for a brief period in stable, since that's the version that's
> installed (I just checked) on my other machine:
> Package: realplayer
> Status: install ok installed
> Priority: optional
> Section: contrib/net
> Installed-Size: 144
> Maintainer: Brian Russo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Version: 8.0.1
> Replaces: rvplayer
> Provides: rvplayer
> Depends: debconf (>= 0.2.0), xlib6g | xlibs, libc6, cpio
> Suggests: netscape
> Conflicts: rvplayer
> Description: Real Player (installer)
> And from the changelog:
> realplayer (8.0.1) stable unstable; urgency=medium
> * I'm adopting this package (no wnpp was filed).
> * taggart's patch (Closes: #60426, #83038, #83227 #85823)
> * Changed dependencies for XF4 (Closes: #82988)
> * New version for potato (Closes: #74741, #81566)
> * Also (Closes: #74326, #64456, #76487, #79638, #46401)
> * Why not.. added menu hint (Closes: #82332)
> * Removed dh_suidregister
> -- Brian Russo <email@example.com> Thu, 22 Feb 2001 20:11:38 -1000
> This is on a pure potato (2.2r3) system.
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