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jhony3891
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cannot download scribus or vlc

Post by jhony3891 » 2019/11/01 14:18:25

I am new to CentOS so forgive me if I am a bit lost here...

Recently I have been trying to install VLC and Scribus just using yum obviously to no avail. Am I doing this wrong?

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Re: cannot download scribus or vlc

Post by TrevorH » 2019/11/01 14:53:44

Neither of those two are part of CentOS itself. You can find scribus in the EPEL repo - so yum --enablerepo=extras install epel-release and then you can yum install scribus

For vlc you will either need to use the nux-dextop or rpmfusion repos. Both are third party yum repos and you'll need to google for those, download the -release rpm for the one that you pick (don't try to use both, they will conflict, pick one or the other). Or you can use flatpak to install vlc instead though that is likely to use a lot of disk space - when I did so, it grabbed 1.2GB of prereqs to install first.

The nux-dextop repo probably has more packages overall than rpmfusion but sadly, nux has little time to devote to his repo these days and things are getting a bit out of date. The rpmfusion repo has less choice but is kept updated more frequently.
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Re: cannot download scribus or vlc

Post by bonedome » 2019/11/02 12:44:34

Hello
there is also the little known epel-multimedia repo

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yum install --enablerepo=epel-multimedia vlc-extras
It has vlc 3.0.8 (currently latest available)
I've just bitten the bullet and updated nux repo mutimedia stuff with epel-multimedia without breaking anything.
To permanently enable it, login as root

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gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/epel-multimedia.repo
and change the line
enabled=0
to
enabled=1
(leave the epel-multimedia-source as enabled=0)

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Re: cannot download scribus or vlc

Post by jhony3891 » 2019/11/05 01:46:57

TrevorH wrote:
2019/11/01 14:53:44
Neither of those two are part of CentOS itself. You can find scribus in the EPEL repo - so yum --enablerepo=extras install epel-release and then you can yum install scribus

For vlc you will either need to use the nux-dextop or rpmfusion repos. Both are third party yum repos and you'll need to google for those, download the -release rpm for the one that you pick (don't try to use both, they will conflict, pick one or the other). Or you can use flatpak to install vlc instead though that is likely to use a lot of disk space - when I did so, it grabbed 1.2GB of prereqs to install first.

The nux-dextop repo probably has more packages overall than rpmfusion but sadly, nux has little time to devote to his repo these days and things are getting a bit out of date. The rpmfusion repo has less choice but is kept updated more frequently.
i just finished installing Scribus with your help....thanks a tonne mate

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