[CentOS] URGENT: libdvdcss install hosed /var

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 19:35:56 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Robert Nichols
<rnicholsNOSPAM at comcast.net> wrote:
> MHR wrote:
>> I am running CentOS 5/2 (latest updates) with the GNOME DE on a 32-bit
>> machine (at work).
>> I have k3b installed, and I was trying to copy a DVD earlier this
>> morning, but k3b said it couldn't read encrypted DVDs.
>> So, I installed libdvdcss from rpmforge and restarted k3b.  It hung
> A common cause of failures like that is damaged directory permissions
> near the top of the filesystem hierarchy, often as a result of
> unpacking a tar archive into the root directory.

Mark: If you trace it back to the libdvdcss package from rpmforge,
notify them about it. Strange that it works OK for you at home and you
hosed your Workstation at work, but that's Murphy's Law. Good luck
getting it working! Possibly try this again, under VMWare, when you
are relaxed and want to see if it can be recreated. Lanny

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