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i tried several repositories for rhel 6 like epel,freshrpms,etc and all the repositories give broken dependency while installing pakages(eg:vlc,exaile).From where i get a repository without broken dependency.i need codec,vlc player,qt-creator,eclipse.

please suggest a good repo.

Is rhel6 repo suitable for centos6 ?

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show your broken dependency output and the yum repolist? –  quanta Oct 25 '11 at 12:43
    
i will send it soon. while installing vlc it could not find some packages from the mirror. –  KIRAN K J Oct 25 '11 at 12:59
    
i got this problem while installing vlc.........Error: Package: vlc-1.1.11-1.el6.rf.i686 (rpmforge) Requires: libml.so.2.0 Error: Package: vlc-1.1.11-1.el6.rf.i686 (rpmforge) Requires: libcvaux.so.2.0 Error: Package: vlc-1.1.11-1.el6.rf.i686 (rpmforge) Requires: libdvdread.so.4 Error: Package: dirac-1.0.2-1.el6.rf.i686 (rpmforge) etc... –  KIRAN K J Oct 26 '11 at 15:37
    
Append the output of rpm -qa | grep vlc and yum repolist to the original post to keep formating. –  quanta Oct 26 '11 at 15:43
    
[root@localhost ak]# yum repolist Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin This system is not registered with RHN. RHN support will be disabled. repo id repo name status rpmforge RHEL 6Server - RPMforge.net - dag 4,136 repolist: 4,136 [root@localhost ak]# –  KIRAN K J Oct 26 '11 at 16:23

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When I was initially setting up my CentOS boxes I ran into a lot of similar problems.

RHEL and CentOS repos may be used interchangeably. With a degree of care even RHEL 5 repos may be used. When it comes to using these repos you need to use only a single external repository - either RPMForge, EPEL, etc. Mixing repositories creates a major problem. Also be sure to use the yum-priorties plugin.

When it comes to the packages listed with broken dependencies they can generally be removed and reinstalled to correct dependency issues. Just be sure to make a list of impacted packages. This is especially true for VLC - there were only about 4 or 5 packages impacted the last time I needed to do so.

My preferred repo is RPMForge. http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/FAQ.php#B

If you have been mixing repositories I highly suggest that you remove all packages from third party repos and start over. This can be done by either an OS reinstall or manually tracking down the packages. If you did not use yum-priorities to begin with your system is likely very broken and a reinstall would be the best solution.

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now i am using a single repo(RPMFORGE) and i got this problem while installing vlc.........Error: Package: vlc-1.1.11-1.el6.rf.i686 (rpmforge) Requires: libml.so.2.0 Error: Package: vlc-1.1.11-1.el6.rf.i686 (rpmforge) Requires: libcvaux.so.2.0 Error: Package: vlc-1.1.11-1.el6.rf.i686 (rpmforge) Requires: libdvdread.so.4 Error: Package: dirac-1.0.2-1.el6.rf.i686 (rpmforge) etc... –  KIRAN K J Oct 26 '11 at 15:36
    
which is good repository?there is not enough packages in epel.please send me a apropriate repo. –  KIRAN K J Oct 26 '11 at 15:38

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