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    Default 1 Click Install (Packman Essentials) - Dependency Issues wuth installing CODECS

    Hi All

    It's been quite a while (upgraded from a 14.x system) so apologies for any silly errors.


    I am having errors running MPEG4 files so wanted the appropriate CODECS.
    Packman seemed to be the solution.


    Process followed:

    - Looked up 1 Touch Install on https://www.opensuse-community.org/

    - Ran the Packman essentials option

    - YaST2 ran but has given the following dependency errors:

    Code:
    ffmpeg-3-3.4.4-pm152.5.4.x86_64 requires libavcodec57 = 3.4.4-pm152.5.4, but this requirement cannot be provided
    not installable providers: libavcodec57-3.4.4-pm152.5.4.i586[http-packman.inode.at-490d85de]
                       libavcodec57-3.4.4-pm152.5.4.x86_64[http-packman.inode.at-490d85de]
        [x] install libavcodec57-3.4.4-pm152.5.4.x86_64 (with vendor change)
      openSUSE  -->  http://packman.links2linux.de
    
        [ ] do not install ffmpeg-3-3.4.4-pm152.5.4.x86_64
    
        [ ] break ffmpeg-3-3.4.4-pm152.5.4.x86_64 by ignoring some of its dependencies
    
    
    
    vlc-codecs-3.0.10-pm152.2.6.x86_64 requires libavcodec57(unrestricted), but this requirement cannot be provided
    not installable providers: libavcodec57-3.4.4-pm152.5.4.i586[http-packman.inode.at-490d85de]
                       libavcodec57-3.4.4-pm152.5.4.x86_64[http-packman.inode.at-490d85de]
        [ ] do not install vlc-codecs-3.0.10-pm152.2.6.x86_64
    
        [ ] break vlc-codecs-3.0.10-pm152.2.6.x86_64 by ignoring some of its dependencies

    I have not done anything else yet so this screen is still active.

    I am also running the SDB:KDE repositories for the "Latest KDE software releases" if this helps?

    Any ideas please folks?

    Thanks very much.

    Andrew
    Last edited by as_dinnie; 27-Jul-2020 at 20:46. Reason: Forgot to subscribe...

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    Default Re: 1 Click Install (Packman Essentials) - Dependency Issues wuth installing CODECS

    The advice to get full multimedia support did not change since far before 10.0 (btw, there never were 14.x versions).

    They are always described as sticky threads in the multimedia sub-forum: https://forums.opensuse.org/forumdis...670-Multimedia

    And there was reecently a shortened , but ver adequate version posted in the Unreviewed Howto: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...Packman-Codecs
    (stick to the first post only).

    So get rid of your one-click install, remove any repos added by it and follow the instructions of the post in the Howto.

    BTW, coming back to your story about upgrading from 14.x.
    1. better tell exacltly what x is in 14.x;
    2. there never were any 14.x versions, thus better tell exactly what you mean;
    3. tell always exactly how you did things, general and vague expressions like "upgrade" have not much technical value.
    Last edited by hcvv; 28-Jul-2020 at 00:26.
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    Default Re: 1 Click Install (Packman Essentials) - Dependency Issues wuth installing CODECS

    I found the terminal entry guide on this link to be my best solution for 15.2 Leap codecs.

    First I went in the existing repos and deleted my existing packman repo. Then I followed the link below (scroll down to the terminal guide, not the one-click link). It worked perfectly.

    https://opensuse-guide.org/codecs.php

    Good luck.
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    Default Re: 1 Click Install (Packman Essentials) - Dependency Issues wuth installing CODECS

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    The advice to get full multimedia support did not change since far before 10.0 (btw, there never were 14.x versions).

    They are always described as sticky threads in the multimedia sub-forum: https://forums.opensuse.org/forumdis...670-Multimedia

    And there was reecently a shortened , but ver adequate version posted in the Unreviewed Howto: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...Packman-Codecs
    (stick to the first post only).

    So get rid of your one-click install, remove any repos added by it and follow the instructions of the post in the Howto.

    BTW, coming back to your story about upgrading from 14.x.
    1. better tell exacltly what x is in 14.x;
    2. there never were any 14.x versions, thus better tell exactly what you mean;
    3. tell always exactly how you did things, general and vague expressions like "upgrade" have not much technical value.
    Hi Henk & iamjiwjr

    Thanks for your replies

    To clarify: I am using a clean install of 15.2. I was previously using 42.3 (I think) so my config skills etc. are very rusty. Sorry for the confusion.

    WRT to the 1 Config Install: I have now canned it.
    - Have also deleted the Packman repo as indicated
    - There is a also a libdvdcss repo which appears to come from the same source. This is now deleted too.
    - There should be no other dodgy repos to delete?
    - I have used the first post in the How-To described above to add the Packman repos.

    It seemed to work okay, except I got a new (to me) error message:
    Code:
    The following item is locked and will not be changed by any action:
     Available:
      Mesa-dri-nouveau
    Not quite sure what this really means.
    I am using a Geforce video card. There was a "caution" message about running Nouveau/KDE/Plasma during the main 15.2 install. I took its advice (do not install?).
    Hence I am unsure how nouveau is running on my system

    About to reboot system, as advised by YaST2, so hope all goes well!

    Thanks again for your help.

    Andrew
    Last edited by as_dinnie; 28-Jul-2020 at 09:21. Reason: Clarification

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    Default Re: 1 Click Install (Packman Essentials) - Dependency Issues wuth installing CODECS

    Quote Originally Posted by as_dinnie View Post
    Code:
    The following item is locked and will not be changed by any action:
     Available:
      Mesa-dri-nouveau
    Not quite sure what this really means.
    I think you can ignore that.

    I am using a Geforce video card. There was a "caution" message about running Nouveau/KDE/Plasma during the main 15.2 install. I took its advice (do not install?).
    That's why you get the message. You chose to not install the package, and that choice locked it from being installed (so that you don't have to answer the same question every time). Incidentally, you can choose to install that package if you want. And, if it does not work out, you can uninstall and then lock in once again.

    Hence I am unsure how nouveau is running on my system
    One possibility is that you are using nVidia drivers. But, even without those, there is a nouveau driver and other libraries. There's just one package not installed. I think that means that some functions are managed by software instead of by your graphics card. However, I could be mistaken, and note that I do not have any nvidia card.
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    Default Re: 1 Click Install (Packman Essentials) - Dependency Issues wuth installing CODECS

    The errors in the original post are because the User hasn't prioritized the Pacman repo... So the errors are saying that a vendor change to Packman is suggested.

    Follow the Multimedia sticky for adding Packman but substitute "15.2" for 15.1(following link for your convenience).
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...SUSE-Leap-15-1

    Should fix your problem so you won't see those errors.

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    Default Re: 1 Click Install (Packman Essentials) - Dependency Issues wuth installing CODECS

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I think you can ignore that.


    That's why you get the message. You chose to not install the package, and that choice locked it from being installed (so that you don't have to answer the same question every time). Incidentally, you can choose to install that package if you want. And, if it does not work out, you can uninstall and then lock in once again.


    One possibility is that you are using nVidia drivers. But, even without those, there is a nouveau driver and other libraries. There's just one package not installed. I think that means that some functions are managed by software instead of by your graphics card. However, I could be mistaken, and note that I do not have any nvidia card.
    Thanks nrickert & TSU (& others).

    I'll have a look at the nVidia stuff in the next couple of days when I have a minute.

    All is well with the packman install except I got a curious event the first time I rebooted.
    Can't remember the name but I saw it mentioned elsewhere.
    I am running SecureBoot (as a dual Win/Linux system) as some work stuff demands Windows...
    It popped up as a secure key (?) needed in a text screen but went past before I had a chance to look at it.

    However the system appears to be working fine (but a little slow) atm. I suspect the speed might be to do with KDE not using the hardware options on the nVidia card.

    BTW I am very pleased with the new Plasma & KDE/apps compared to my old 42.x system (there were infrequent issues). Thanks to the developers for their good work here.
    Am running the latest KDE/Plasma for LEAP which appears to be more robust than the default 15.2 install.

    Thanks once again.

    Andrew
    Last edited by as_dinnie; 31-Jul-2020 at 18:54. Reason: Fixed grammar

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    Default Re: 1 Click Install (Packman Essentials) - Dependency Issues wuth installing CODECS

    Quote Originally Posted by as_dinnie View Post
    I am running SecureBoot (as a dual Win/Linux system) as some work stuff demands Windows...
    It popped up as a secure key (?) needed in a text screen but went past before I had a chance to look at it.

    However the system appears to be working fine (but a little slow) atm. I suspect the speed might be to do with KDE not using the hardware options on the nVidia card.
    I can't really guess.

    Sometimes there is a blue screen asking if you want to enroll a key or delete a key. This typically happens on the first boot after a kernel update -- or maybe it is the second boot after a kernel update in the case of deleting a key.
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