[CentOS] URGENT: libdvdcss install hosed /var

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Dec 11 22:26:02 UTC 2008

on 12-11-2008 1:01 PM Rob Townley spake the following:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 2:29 PM, Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 2:47 PM, MHR <mhullrich-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> 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.
WOW... We have to actually "work" on our workstations!
There is a DVD player in the breakroom if we need it.   ;-P

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