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October 4, 2008 @ 21:06

Für Elise – not on Fedora :(

Für Elise - not on Fedora :(

I’ve been trying for some time use Elisa media center on Fedora but it seams that Elisa is too elusive for Fedora. Current version on Elisa home page is 0.5.12 but if you install Elisa on Fedora 9 you will get much older 0.3.2, even bigger issue is that Elisa doesn’t work because of some broken dependencies.
You can look at Fedora Bugzilla; more specifically look at bugs #446051 and #429590.
So I guessed that there will be some “break my Fedora box” packages in F9 updates-testing repos, but unfortunately there were none :(
So I booted Fedora 10 beta – this is the bleeding edge Fedora so I thought there had to be new Elisa package in F10, but guess what? Fedora 10 also has old Elisa 0.3.2 which doesn’t work.
I also tried manually getting packages from freshrpms testing repo, I downloaded and saved all the rpm packages and tried to install them but there were some unmet dependencies :(
I tried installing pigment-python-0.3.8-1.fc9.i386.rpm but that packet needs libpigment-0.3.so.8, libpigment-gtk-0.3.so.8 and libpigment-imaging-0.3.so.8 but pigment-devel-0.3.9-1.fc9.i386.rpm packet provides only so.7 but no so.8 libraries…
I hope these issues will get sorted out as soon as possible. I’m willing to test Elisa packages and help that way so that working and updated Elisa gets into Fedora 10 repositories.
I found out how you can install elisa on Fedora 9 thanks to thm on #fedora-devel irc channel, and it isn’t too hard.

First you need to setup freshrpms repository; just copy the code below, but you need to remove [ ] around etc because my blog has protection that prevents me to write that path.

su -
cat < /[etc]/yum.repos.d/freshrpms-testing-elisa.repo
name=Freshrpms Testing (elisa)


and then just install elisa:

yum --enablerepo=freshrpms-testing-elisa install elisa



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