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Fedora Core release 5 Extras

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this is inspired by the very useful post from Randall for Fedora core release 4 extras

 

as root (su -) install the current livna rpm to get access to livna's goodies

 

rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/5/i386/livna-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

 

now let's add freshrpm's to that list

 

rpm -ivh http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/5/i386/RPMS.freshrpms/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm

 

let's install the MP3 plugins

 

yum -y install xmms-mp3 gstreamer-plugins-mp3 libmad libid3tag

 

for CD ripping, you can use grip so lets install it

 

yum -y install grip

 

next up, lets install the Flash plugin

use vi to create a new file

 

vi /etc/yum.repos.d/flash.repo

 

now copy the below and paste it into the file

[macromedia]name=Macromedia for i386 Linux

baseurl=http://macromedia.mplug.org/rpm/

enabled=1

gpgcheck=1

gpgkey=http://macromedia.mplug.org/FEDORA-GPG-KEY

 

 

save the file with :wq

 

yum -y install flash-plugin

 

Next up for multimedia action and DVD playing we will install xine

 

yum -y install xine xine-lib xine-skins

 

and a Fedora install would not be complete without my favorite video player mplayer, so let's install it

 

yum -y --disablerepo=livna install mplayer mplayer-skins mplayer-fonts

 

and now we'll install the windows codecs for mplayer

 

wget http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20050412.tar.bz2
gtar xjvf essential-20050412.tar.bz2
mkdir /usr/local/lib/win32
mv essential-20050412/* /usr/local/lib/win32

 

now we need to install the mplayer plugin for web browsers

 

yum -y install mplayerplug-in

 

To install Java, open your web browser (asaa normal user, eg: anyweb) and paste in the following link

 

http://jdl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=10148

 

save the file locally.

 

Make the file executable

 

chmod +x jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586-rpm.bin

 

and 'run' it

 

./jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586-rpm.bin

 

now as root, lets install the extracted rpm...

 

notice the path below to /home/anyweb/Desktop

 

that's where I downloaded the file above

 

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -ivh /home/anyweb/Desktop/jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586.rpm

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:jre ########################################### [100%]

 

now lets patch the internal refs to java with some symbolic links

 

unlink /usr/bin/java
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_04/bin/java /usr/bin/java
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_04/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

 

now to verify that Java is installed correctly in firefox in the address bar type

 

about:plugins

 

scroll down until you see the lenghty Java references !

 

that's it

 

have fun :)

cheers

anyweb

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