[CentOS] URGENT: libdvdcss install hosed /var

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 21:01:29 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 2:29 PM, Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 2:47 PM, MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> <snip>
>>>> 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
> <snip>
>> 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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Virtualization is great and all, but not sure that watching a dvd on a
virtual machine would work so well.

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