realplayer 10 debian package
I'm new to Debian and have been googling to find out what most users are
doing to install realplayer-10. I notice real.com is updating this
player with some regularity, as they bug-fix and make improvements. I'm
glad to see this support for linux. But, I read that they aren't forth
coming with the distribution license for Debian to be able to distribute
it directly, so I guess there won't be a debian package available soon.
I also found that the older realplayer-8 had a debian-installer package
that someone made, but the link to that was dead.
So, now I installed the 10.0.0.297-20040731 version by downloading the
rpm, then using alien to convert it, and installing it. But, this
failed to install the mime-types and menu files, so it wasn't so good.
Then, I used alien to create the build directory, (alien -g
RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm), and edited the postinst and postrm scripts to add
'RPM_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local' to define the directories to search to
install the mimetypes and desktop config files. Then, I built it using
'fakeroot debian/rules binary'. This package seems to work ok.
But, now I see they've come out with RealPlayer-10.0.2 in December, so
am at it again.
Anyone have a better solution?
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