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Re: realplayer 10 debian package

On Thu, 2005-01-27 at 09:57 -0500, Paul wrote:
> 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 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?

I install RP10 directly from real.com, and it works perfectly.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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