Starting up VLC on Fedora 11

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Since updating to Fedora 11 a few days ago, this is what I have been seen when ever trying to use VLC (the system completely freezes up if I try to use totem!)

VLC media player 1.0.0-rc2 Goldeneye Bus error Trying updating, tried removing and re-installing. Tried jugging the repositories to see if using RPMs from a different source might have an effect. During these operations, yum repeatedly said the following:

/sbin/ldconfig: file /usr/lib64/libcxcore.so.1.0.0 is truncated

/sbin/ldconfig: file /usr/lib64/libcxcore.so.1 is truncated

/sbin/ldconfig: file /usr/lib64/libavcodec.so.52 is truncated

/sbin/ldconfig: file /usr/lib64/libavcodec.so.52.20.0 is truncated

Tried to find out which RPM provides these shared objects but yum again refused to corporate.

http://ftp.isu.edu.tw/pub/Linux/Fedora/linux/development/x86_64/os/repodata/66da271dd9f7a6d6e50f822f10aa90d7fbfc0ba1d021947a63cb1eb49da8f86a-filelists.sqlite.bz2: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found Trying other mirror. ....

http://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/linux/development/x86_64/os/repodata/66da271dd9f7a6d6e50f822f10aa90d7fbfc0ba1d021947a63cb1eb49da8f86a-filelists.sqlite.bz2: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found Trying other mirror. 0d7fbfc0ba1d021947a63cb1eb49da8f86a-filelists.sqlite.bz2: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found Trying other mirror. Error: failure: repodata/66da271dd9f7a6d6e50f822f10aa90d7fbfc0ba1d021947a63cb1eb49da8f86a-filelists.sqlite.bz2 from fedora: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

This particular error is easy to fix. Just do a ' yum clean metadata'. clean metadata is the remedy for many of the problems with yum specially the file not found problems. Sometimes it can be used to resolve conflicts too. But it didn't resolve the problem with the truncated so files (shown in second error dump). Looking close I found that even after doing a yum remove vlc the offending shared objects are still there. They were promptly disposed of and VLC was installed yet again. This time thankfully the truncated so error message didn't pop up and VLC finally started up without that annoying bus error.

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