[CentOS] URGENT: libdvdcss install hosed /var

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 20:29:59 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 2:47 PM, MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> unpacking a tar archive into the root directory.
> Hm - well, _I_ never do that, and I rather doubt that yum >did, either,

Since you got it from rpmforge, I assume it was an rpm and not a tar file.

> but I suppose that would depend on what's in libdvdcss.  >I find it
> hard to believe that it wasn't something else more >subtle with k3b,
> but, again, who knows?

Or, more probably, with the libdvdcss
> 1) I did ask on the rpmforge list.  Waiting to hear back from there, too.
> 2) I am just now beginning to really appreciate >virtualization.

A bunch of the gurus on this list use it. If I had a box with more
RAM, I would try it.

> Still, past experience told me this would not be a >problem.  I guess
> that would best be described as naive....

I think since it works OK on your Desktop at home, that's not so
naive. But, the HW is different and something may be awry on the HW on
your Workstation at work. Or, there may have been a power glitch,
while you were installing the SW. Is your Workstation on a UPS? Been
using K3b for a long time here and never a disaster, like you
experienced today.

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