Install VLC

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How to install vlc player in redhat 7.4 versions?
please give any step-by-step explanations for assistance..

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Can anyone help me..?

Hi Chiranjit,

Just curious ... did you see my instructions below ?
Hope you are enjoying music and videos with VLC.

Regards,
Christian

Hi Chiranjit,

VLC is available in the RPM Fusion repositories ... to install it, open a terminal and execute the following commands :

sudo rpm -ivh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
sudo rpm -ivh https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-7.noarch.rpm
sudo rpm -ivh https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-7.noarch.rpm

sudo yum update
sudo yum install vlc

Cheers :)
Christian

All,

You may need:

sudo rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm sudo rpm -Uvh https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-7.noarch.rpm sudo rpm -Uvh https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-7.noarch.rpm

sudo yum update

sudo yum install vlc

This is the case if one of the rpm's mentioned by Christian has an older release installed.

Regards,

Jan Gerrit Kootstra

Interesting point Jan Gerrit, I always was wondering which relevance the difference between -ivh and -Uvh would have ... now I know it. Thank you for this information. Well, as you know that I'm always using the latest stable edition of RHEL and prefer clean installations in favor of upgrades - I never needed to install the repositories with -Uvh ... :)

Regards,
Christian

HI Jan,

I have executed your commands and then trying to execute the yum update, i am getting the following error.

Loaded plugins: downloadkvmonly-background, ibm-check-lotus-updates, ibm-check- : upgrade, ibm-check-xorg-updates, ibm-repository, langpacks, : post-transaction-actions, refresh-packagekit, versionlock Examining vlc-3.0.6-17.el7.x86_64.rpm: 1:vlc-3.0.6-17.el7.x86_64 Marking vlc-3.0.6-17.el7.x86_64.rpm to be installed Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package vlc.x86_64 1:3.0.6-17.el7 will be installed --> Processing Dependency: vlc-core(x86-64) = 1:3.0.6-17.el7 for package: 1:vlc-3.0.6-17.el7.x86_64 RHEL-76-x86_64 | 4.1 kB 00:00
Not using downloaded RHEL-76-x86_64/repomd.xml because it is older than what we have: Current : Mon Feb 25 21:02:44 2019 Downloaded: Mon Dec 10 19:56:17 2018 RHEL-76-x86_64-ibm-updates | 3.3 kB 00:00
RHEL-76-x86_64-updates | 3.3 kB 00:00
RHEL7-x86_64-IBM-upgrade | 3.3 kB 00:00
epel/x86_64/metalink | 5.7 kB 00:00:00
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/mirrorlist?repo=free-el-updates-released-7&arch=x86_64 error was 12: Timeout on http://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/mirrorlist?repo=free-el-updates-released-7&arch=x86_64: (28, 'Operation too slow. Less than 1000 bytes/sec transferred the last 30 seconds')

One of the configured repositories failed (Unknown), and yum doesn't have enough cached data to continue. At this point the only safe thing yum can do is fail. There are a few ways to work "fix" this:

 1. Contact the upstream for the repository and get them to fix the problem.

 2. Reconfigure the baseurl/etc. for the repository, to point to a working
    upstream. This is most often useful if you are using a newer
    distribution release than is supported by the repository (and the
    packages for the previous distribution release still work).

 3. Run the command with the repository temporarily disabled
        yum --disablerepo=<repoid> ...

 4. Disable the repository permanently, so yum won't use it by default. Yum
    will then just ignore the repository until you permanently enable it
    again or use --enablerepo for temporary usage:

        yum-config-manager --disable <repoid>
    or
        subscription-manager repos --disable=<repoid>

 5. Configure the failing repository to be skipped, if it is unavailable.
    Note that yum will try to contact the repo. when it runs most commands,
    so will have to try and fail each time (and thus. yum will be be much
    slower). If it is a very temporary problem though, this is often a nice
    compromise:

        yum-config-manager --save --setopt=<repoid>.skip_if_unavailable=true

Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: rpmfusion-free-updates/x86_64

Hi ! :)

Should be a temporary issue with the RPM Fusion servers. Please try it a little bit later again.
What sometimes solves such problems immediately is executing the following commands ->

sudo yum clean all
sudo rm -r /var/cache/yum
sudo yum update

Regards,
Christian

One issue you may encounter, your server is connected to a RH Satellite. If so tell us, then we need to discuss the steps you or your Satellite admin needs to perform on the Satellite.

Be aware we need to know whether your department uses Satellite 5.x or 6.y

Hi guys, The steps mentioned here doesn't seem to work. RPMForge mentioned on the VLC site seems to be down. Any ideas on how to install VLC on RHEL 1?

Hi Bennet,

"Doesn't seem to work" Really ? VLC is available in the RPM Fusion repositories.

http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/updates/7/x86_64/repoview/vlc.html

So unless there is not a temporary server outage, the commands should work. :)

And, by the way - RPMForge/RepoForge is a dead project ... It is not maintained.

Regards,
Christian

When I type in 'sudo yum install vlc' I get the following o/p :

Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package vlc.x86_64 0:2.2.6-2.el7 will be installed
.
.
.
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libminizip.so.1()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libcddb.so.2()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libchromaprint.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libthreadutil.so.6()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libminizip.so.1()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libfribidi.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libaa.so.1()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libzvbi.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libva-x11.so.1()(64bit)
Error: Package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libmp3lame.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libva.so.1()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libcaca.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libfribidi.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libixml.so.2()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libmodplug.so.1()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libkate.so.1()(64bit)
Error: Package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libass.so.5()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libmad.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libva-drm.so.1()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libdc1394.so.22()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libva.so.1()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libdvbpsi.so.10()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libebml.so.4()(64bit)
Error: Package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libschroedinger-1.0.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: liblirc_client.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libtiger.so.5()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libass.so.5()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libupnp.so.6()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libSDL_image-1.2.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libmatroska.so.6()(64bit)
Error: Package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libsoxr.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libva.so.1(VA_API_0.33.0)(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libgme.so.0()(64bit)
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

Any idea what could be wrong ?

Bennet, which edition of RHEL are you running ? I have installed VLC this way on various machines, which are running CentOS 7.4 and RHEL 7.4 and there were no such dependency issues reported. :)

Regards,
Christian

I know Christian, that's what most sites tell. I'm running ver 7.4 too.

[root@localhost beapen]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.4 (Maipo)
[root@localhost beapen]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 3.10.0-693.5.2.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Oct 13 10:46:25 EDT 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I've been breaking my head over this for the past couple of days. More than trying to find a VLC alternative, I want to figure out why this isn't working...

What you can do Bennet, is checking whether you have the provider packages of the dependencies installed and in case they are missing, install them before installing the vlc package. Here's the list :

sudo yum deplist vlc

package: vlc.x86_64 2.2.6-2.el7
  dependency: /bin/sh
   provider: bash.x86_64 4.2.46-29.el7_4
  dependency: dejavu-sans-fonts
   provider: dejavu-sans-fonts.noarch 2.33-6.el7
  dependency: dejavu-sans-mono-fonts
   provider: dejavu-sans-mono-fonts.noarch 2.33-6.el7
  dependency: dejavu-serif-fonts
   provider: dejavu-serif-fonts.noarch 2.33-6.el7
  dependency: kde-filesystem
   provider: kde-filesystem.x86_64 4-47.el7
  dependency: libEGL.so.1()(64bit)
   provider: mesa-libEGL.x86_64 17.0.1-6.20170307.el7
  dependency: libGL.so.1()(64bit)
   provider: mesa-libGL.x86_64 17.0.1-6.20170307.el7
  dependency: libICE.so.6()(64bit)
   provider: libICE.x86_64 1.0.9-9.el7
  dependency: libQtCore.so.4()(64bit)
   provider: qt.x86_64 1:4.8.5-15.el7_4
  dependency: libQtGui.so.4()(64bit)
   provider: qt-x11.x86_64 1:4.8.5-15.el7_4
  dependency: libSDL-1.2.so.0()(64bit)
   provider: SDL.x86_64 1.2.15-14.el7
  dependency: libSDL_image-1.2.so.0()(64bit)
   provider: SDL_image.x86_64 1.2.12-11.el7
  dependency: libSM.so.6()(64bit)
   provider: libSM.x86_64 1.2.2-2.el7
  dependency: libX11.so.6()(64bit)
   provider: libX11.x86_64 1.6.5-1.el7
  dependency: libXext.so.6()(64bit)
   provider: libXext.x86_64 1.3.3-3.el7
  dependency: libXinerama.so.1()(64bit)
   provider: libXinerama.x86_64 1.1.3-2.1.el7
  dependency: libXpm.so.4()(64bit)
   provider: libXpm.x86_64 3.5.12-1.el7
  dependency: libaa.so.1()(64bit)
   provider: aalib-libs.x86_64 1.4.0-0.22.rc5.el7
  dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.14)(64bit)
   provider: glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
  dependency: libcaca.so.0()(64bit)
   provider: libcaca.x86_64 0.99-0.17.beta17.el7
  dependency: libdbus-1.so.3()(64bit)
   provider: dbus-libs.x86_64 1:1.6.12-17.el7
  dependency: libdl.so.2()(64bit)
   provider: glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
  dependency: libfreetype.so.6()(64bit)
   provider: freetype.x86_64 2.4.11-15.el7
  dependency: libfribidi.so.0()(64bit)
   provider: fribidi.x86_64 0.19.4-6.el7
  dependency: libgcc_s.so.1()(64bit)
   provider: libgcc.x86_64 4.8.5-16.el7
  dependency: libgcc_s.so.1(GCC_3.0)(64bit)
   provider: libgcc.x86_64 4.8.5-16.el7
  dependency: libm.so.6()(64bit)
   provider: glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
  dependency: libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit)
   provider: glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
  dependency: libminizip.so.1()(64bit)
   provider: minizip.x86_64 1.2.7-17.el7
  dependency: libpthread.so.0()(64bit)
   provider: glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
  dependency: libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit)
   provider: glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
  dependency: libpulse.so.0()(64bit)
   provider: pulseaudio-libs.x86_64 10.0-3.el7
  dependency: libpulse.so.0(PULSE_0)(64bit)
   provider: pulseaudio-libs.x86_64 10.0-3.el7
  dependency: librt.so.1()(64bit)
   provider: glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
  dependency: libstdc++.so.6()(64bit)
   provider: libstdc++.x86_64 4.8.5-16.el7
  dependency: libstdc++.so.6(CXXABI_1.3)(64bit)
   provider: libstdc++.x86_64 4.8.5-16.el7
  dependency: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4)(64bit)
   provider: libstdc++.x86_64 4.8.5-16.el7
  dependency: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15)(64bit)
   provider: libstdc++.x86_64 4.8.5-16.el7
  dependency: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.9)(64bit)
   provider: libstdc++.x86_64 4.8.5-16.el7
  dependency: libtar.so.1()(64bit)
   provider: libtar.x86_64 1.2.11-29.el7
  dependency: libvlccore.so.8()(64bit)
   provider: vlc-core.x86_64 2.2.6-2.el7
  dependency: libxcb-composite.so.0()(64bit)
   provider: libxcb.x86_64 1.12-1.el7
  dependency: libxcb-keysyms.so.1()(64bit)
   provider: xcb-util-keysyms.x86_64 0.4.0-1.el7
  dependency: libxcb-render.so.0()(64bit)
   provider: libxcb.x86_64 1.12-1.el7
  dependency: libxcb-shape.so.0()(64bit)
   provider: libxcb.x86_64 1.12-1.el7
  dependency: libxcb-shm.so.0()(64bit)
   provider: libxcb.x86_64 1.12-1.el7
  dependency: libxcb-xfixes.so.0()(64bit)
   provider: libxcb.x86_64 1.12-1.el7
  dependency: libxcb-xv.so.0()(64bit)
   provider: libxcb.x86_64 1.12-1.el7
  dependency: libxcb.so.1()(64bit)
   provider: libxcb.x86_64 1.12-1.el7
  dependency: libz.so.1()(64bit)
   provider: zlib.x86_64 1.2.7-17.el7
  dependency: qt4(x86-64) >= 4.8.5
   provider: qt.x86_64 1:4.8.5-15.el7_4
  dependency: rtld(GNU_HASH)
   provider: glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
   provider: glibc.i686 2.17-196.el7
  dependency: vlc-core(x86-64) = 2.2.6-2.el7
   provider: vlc-core.x86_64 2.2.6-2.el7
  dependency: xdg-utils
   provider: xdg-utils.noarch 1.1.0-0.17.20120809git.el7

Regards,
Christian

That was a good suggestion Christian. Don't think it helped though. It just kept saying 'no package xyz available' Check this out :

[root@localhost beapen]# yum shell
Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager
>    install bash.x86_64 4.2.46-29.el7_4
Package bash-4.2.46-29.el7_4.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 4.2.46-29.el7_4 available.
>    install dejavu-sans-fonts.noarch 2.33-6.el7
Package dejavu-sans-fonts-2.33-6.el7.noarch already installed and latest version
No package 2.33-6.el7 available.
>    install dejavu-sans-mono-fonts.noarch 2.33-6.el7
Package dejavu-sans-mono-fonts-2.33-6.el7.noarch already installed and latest version
No package 2.33-6.el7 available.
>    install dejavu-serif-fonts.noarch 2.33-6.el7
Package dejavu-serif-fonts-2.33-6.el7.noarch already installed and latest version
No package 2.33-6.el7 available.
>    install kde-filesystem.x86_64 4-47.el7
Package kde-filesystem-4-47.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 4-47.el7 available.
>    install mesa-libEGL.x86_64 17.0.1-6.20170307.el7
Package mesa-libEGL-17.0.1-6.20170307.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 17.0.1-6.20170307.el7 available.
>    install mesa-libGL.x86_64 17.0.1-6.20170307.el7
Package mesa-libGL-17.0.1-6.20170307.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 17.0.1-6.20170307.el7 available.
>    install libICE.x86_64 1.0.9-9.el7
Package libICE-1.0.9-9.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 1.0.9-9.el7 available.
>    install qt.x86_64 1:4.8.5-15.el7_4
Package 1:qt-4.8.5-15.el7_4.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 1:4.8.5-15.el7_4 available.
>    install qt-x11.x86_64 1:4.8.5-15.el7_4
Package 1:qt-x11-4.8.5-15.el7_4.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 1:4.8.5-15.el7_4 available.
>    install SDL.x86_64 1.2.15-14.el7
Package SDL-1.2.15-14.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 1.2.15-14.el7 available.
>    install SDL_image.x86_64 1.2.12-11.el7
No package SDL_image.x86_64 available.
No package 1.2.12-11.el7 available.
>    install libSM.x86_64 1.2.2-2.el7
Package libSM-1.2.2-2.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 1.2.2-2.el7 available.
>    install libX11.x86_64 1.6.5-1.el7
Package libX11-1.6.5-1.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 1.6.5-1.el7 available.
>    install libXext.x86_64 1.3.3-3.el7
Package libXext-1.3.3-3.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 1.3.3-3.el7 available.
>    install libXinerama.x86_64 1.1.3-2.1.el7
Package libXinerama-1.1.3-2.1.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 1.1.3-2.1.el7 available.
>    install libXpm.x86_64 3.5.12-1.el7
Package libXpm-3.5.12-1.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 3.5.12-1.el7 available.
>    install aalib-libs.x86_64 1.4.0-0.22.rc5.el7
No package aalib-libs.x86_64 available.
No package 1.4.0-0.22.rc5.el7 available.
>    install glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
Package glibc-2.17-196.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 2.17-196.el7 available.
>    install libcaca.x86_64 0.99-0.17.beta17.el7
No package libcaca.x86_64 available.
No package 0.99-0.17.beta17.el7 available.
>    install dbus-libs.x86_64 1:1.6.12-17.el7
Package 1:dbus-libs-1.6.12-17.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 1:1.6.12-17.el7 available.
>    install glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
Package glibc-2.17-196.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 2.17-196.el7 available.
>    install freetype.x86_64 2.4.11-15.el7
Package freetype-2.4.11-15.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 2.4.11-15.el7 available.
>    install fribidi.x86_64 0.19.4-6.el7
No package fribidi.x86_64 available.
No package 0.19.4-6.el7 available.
>    install libgcc.x86_64 4.8.5-16.el7
Package libgcc-4.8.5-16.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 4.8.5-16.el7 available.
>    install libgcc.x86_64 4.8.5-16.el7
Package libgcc-4.8.5-16.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 4.8.5-16.el7 available.
>    install glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
Package glibc-2.17-196.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 2.17-196.el7 available.
>    install glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
Package glibc-2.17-196.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 2.17-196.el7 available.
>    install minizip.x86_64 1.2.7-17.el7
No package minizip.x86_64 available.
No package 1.2.7-17.el7 available.
>    install glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
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No package 2.17-196.el7 available.
>    install glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
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No package 2.17-196.el7 available.
>    install pulseaudio-libs.x86_64 10.0-3.el7
Package pulseaudio-libs-10.0-3.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 10.0-3.el7 available.
>    install pulseaudio-libs.x86_64 10.0-3.el7
Package pulseaudio-libs-10.0-3.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 10.0-3.el7 available.
>    install glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
Package glibc-2.17-196.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 2.17-196.el7 available.
>    install libstdc++.x86_64 4.8.5-16.el7
Package libstdc++-4.8.5-16.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 4.8.5-16.el7 available.
>    install libstdc++.x86_64 4.8.5-16.el7
Package libstdc++-4.8.5-16.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 4.8.5-16.el7 available.
>    install libstdc++.x86_64 4.8.5-16.el7
Package libstdc++-4.8.5-16.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 4.8.5-16.el7 available.
>    install libstdc++.x86_64 4.8.5-16.el7
Package libstdc++-4.8.5-16.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
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>    install libstdc++.x86_64 4.8.5-16.el7
Package libstdc++-4.8.5-16.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
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>    install libtar.x86_64 1.2.11-29.el7
Package libtar-1.2.11-29.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 1.2.11-29.el7 available.
>    install vlc-core.x86_64 2.2.6-2.el7
No package 2.2.6-2.el7 available.
>    install libxcb.x86_64 1.12-1.el7
Package libxcb-1.12-1.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 1.12-1.el7 available.
>    install xcb-util-keysyms.x86_64 0.4.0-1.el7
Package xcb-util-keysyms-0.4.0-1.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 0.4.0-1.el7 available.
>    install libxcb.x86_64 1.12-1.el7
Package libxcb-1.12-1.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 1.12-1.el7 available.
>    install libxcb.x86_64 1.12-1.el7
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>    install libxcb.x86_64 1.12-1.el7
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>    install libxcb.x86_64 1.12-1.el7
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>    install libxcb.x86_64 1.12-1.el7
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>    install zlib.x86_64 1.2.7-17.el7
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>    install qt.x86_64 1:4.8.5-15.el7_4
Package 1:qt-4.8.5-15.el7_4.x86_64 already installed and latest version
No package 1:4.8.5-15.el7_4 available.
>    install glibc.x86_64 2.17-196.el7
Package glibc-2.17-196.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
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>    install glibc.i686 2.17-196.el7
No package 2.17-196.el7 available.
>    install vlc-core.x86_64 2.2.6-2.el7
No package 2.2.6-2.el7 available.
>    install xdg-utils.noarch 1.1.0-0.17.20120809git.el7
Package xdg-utils-1.1.0-0.17.20120809git.el7.noarch already installed and latest version
No package 1.1.0-0.17.20120809git.el7 available.

Okay Bennet - now the "trial and error phase" will begin ... :)
Please try : sudo yum --disablerepo=epel install vlc

Regards,
Christian

Nope. Same o/p showing dependencies issues...

Bennet, do you have ffmpeg installed ? If not : sudo yum install ffmpeg - then try it again. :)

Regards,
Christian

Wow! This seems to have dependency issues too.

Error: Package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libschroedinger-1.0.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: libavdevice-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libopenal.so.1()(64bit)
Error: Package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libsoxr.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: libavdevice-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libdc1394.so.22()(64bit)
Error: Package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libass.so.5()(64bit)
Error: Package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libmp3lame.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.ny13-1.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libva.so.1()(64bit)

Bennet, I think there is something generally wrong with your basic installation.
The problem might be the consequence of a system upgrade (just guessing) ...
Would you mind performing a new clean installation of the operating system ?
You know, it might take less time than fixing the issues - what do you think ? :)

Regards,
Christian

I wouldn't disagree. Appreciate your help. Thanks a lot!!! :)

You're welcome, Bennet !
Please report the results.

Cheers :)
Christian

:'( I tried a clean install of RHEL 7.4. Everything is still the same. May be I'll just try to find a VLC alternative...

A few days later here with RHEL 7.4 fresh install and I see the same mess. Same errors and piles of dependency issues.

# yum install vlc
Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package vlc.x86_64 0:2.2.6-2.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: vlc-core(x86-64) = 2.2.6-2.el7 for package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libvlccore.so.8()(64bit) for package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libminizip.so.1()(64bit) for package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libfribidi.so.0()(64bit) for package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libcaca.so.0()(64bit) for package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libaa.so.1()(64bit) for package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libSDL_image-1.2.so.0()(64bit) for package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
.
.
.
---> Package xvidcore.x86_64 0:1.3.4-2.el7 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libminizip.so.1()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libfribidi.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: libass-0.13.4-1.el7.x86_64 (epel)
           Requires: libfribidi.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libminizip.so.1()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libfribidi.so.0()(64bit)
**********************************************************************
Dependency resolving failed due to missing dependencies.
Some repositories on your system are disabled, but yum can enable them
and search for missing dependencies. This will require downloading
metadata for disabled repositories and may take some time and traffic.
**********************************************************************

Enable all repositories and try again? [y/N]: N
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libminizip.so.1()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libfribidi.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: libass-0.13.4-1.el7.x86_64 (epel)
           Requires: libfribidi.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libminizip.so.1()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Requires: libfribidi.so.0()(64bit)
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
# 

There are clearly a bucket of problems here.

So I ran "yum update" a few times and then a "yum clean all" and cleared out the various temp files for yum and lo and behold :

# yum install vlc
Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package vlc.x86_64 0:2.2.6-2.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: vlc-core(x86-64) = 2.2.6-2.el7 for package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libvlccore.so.8()(64bit) for package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libminizip.so.1()(64bit) for package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libfribidi.so.0()(64bit) for package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libcaca.so.0()(64bit) for package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libaa.so.1()(64bit) for package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libSDL_image-1.2.so.0()(64bit) for package: vlc-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package SDL_image.x86_64 0:1.2.12-11.el7 will be installed
---> Package aalib-libs.x86_64 0:1.4.0-0.22.rc5.el7 will be installed
---> Package fribidi.x86_64 0:0.19.4-6.el7 will be installed
---> Package libcaca.x86_64 0:0.99-0.17.beta17.el7 will be installed
---> Package minizip.x86_64 0:1.2.7-17.el7 will be installed
---> Package vlc-core.x86_64 0:2.2.6-2.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: live555(x86-64) = 2016.07.19 for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libva.so.1(VA_API_0.33.0)(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libswscale.so.3(LIBSWSCALE_3)(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libpostproc.so.53(LIBPOSTPROC_53)(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libavutil.so.54(LIBAVUTIL_54)(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libavformat.so.56(LIBAVFORMAT_56)(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libavcodec.so.56(LIBAVCODEC_56)(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libzvbi.so.0()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libx265.so.79()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libx264.so.148()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libva.so.1()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libva-x11.so.1()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libva-drm.so.1()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libupnp.so.6()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libtwolame.so.0()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libtiger.so.5()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libthreadutil.so.6()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libswscale.so.3()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libpostproc.so.53()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libmpeg2.so.0()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libmodplug.so.1()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libmatroska.so.6()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libmad.so.0()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libliveMedia.so.52()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: liblirc_client.so.0()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libkate.so.1()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libixml.so.2()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libgroupsock.so.8()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libgme.so.0()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libfaad.so.2()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libebml.so.4()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libdvbpsi.so.10()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libdca.so.0()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libdc1394.so.22()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libchromaprint.so.0()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libcddb.so.2()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libavutil.so.54()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libavformat.so.56()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libavcodec.so.56()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libass.so.5()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: liba52.so.0()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libUsageEnvironment.so.3()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libBasicUsageEnvironment.so.1()(64bit) for package: vlc-core-2.2.6-2.el7.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package faad2-libs.x86_64 1:2.7-8.el7 will be installed
---> Package ffmpeg-libs.x86_64 0:2.8.13-1.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libxvidcore.so.4()(64bit) for package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libvo-amrwbenc.so.0()(64bit) for package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libsoxr.so.0()(64bit) for package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libschroedinger-1.0.so.0()(64bit) for package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libopencore-amrwb.so.0()(64bit) for package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libopencore-amrnb.so.0()(64bit) for package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libmp3lame.so.0()(64bit) for package: ffmpeg-libs-2.8.13-1.el7.x86_64
---> Package game-music-emu.x86_64 0:0.6.1-1.el7 will be installed
---> Package liba52.x86_64 0:0.7.4-27.el7 will be installed
---> Package libass.x86_64 0:0.13.4-1.el7 will be installed
---> Package libcddb.x86_64 0:1.3.2-12.el7 will be installed
---> Package libchromaprint.x86_64 0:1.0-1.el7 will be installed
---> Package libdc1394.x86_64 0:2.2.2-3.el7 will be installed
---> Package libdca.x86_64 0:0.0.5-9.el7 will be installed
---> Package libdvbpsi.x86_64 0:1.3.0-3.el7 will be installed
---> Package libebml.x86_64 0:1.3.3-3.el7 will be installed
---> Package libkate.x86_64 0:0.4.1-5.el7 will be installed
---> Package libmad.x86_64 0:0.15.1b-20.el7 will be installed
---> Package libmatroska.x86_64 0:1.4.1-1.el7 will be installed
---> Package libmodplug.x86_64 1:0.8.8.5-3.el7 will be installed
---> Package libmpeg2.x86_64 0:0.5.1-10.el7 will be installed
---> Package libtiger.x86_64 0:0.3.4-7.el7 will be installed
---> Package libupnp.x86_64 0:1.6.21-1.el7 will be installed
---> Package libva.x86_64 0:1.2.1-3.el7 will be installed
---> Package lirc-libs.x86_64 0:0.10.0-3.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libusb-0.1.so.4()(64bit) for package: lirc-libs-0.10.0-3.el7.x86_64
---> Package live555.x86_64 0:2016.07.19-3.el7 will be installed
---> Package twolame-libs.x86_64 0:0.3.13-5.el7 will be installed
---> Package x264-libs.x86_64 0:0.148-11.20160614gita5e06b9.el7 will be installed
---> Package x265-libs.x86_64 0:1.9-4.el7 will be installed
---> Package zvbi.x86_64 0:0.2.35-1.el7 will be installed
--> Running transaction check
---> Package lame-libs.x86_64 0:3.99.5-8.el7 will be installed
---> Package libusb.x86_64 1:0.1.4-3.el7 will be installed
---> Package opencore-amr.x86_64 0:0.1.3-3.el7 will be installed
---> Package schroedinger.x86_64 0:1.0.11-4.el7 will be installed
---> Package soxr.x86_64 0:0.1.2-1.el7 will be installed
---> Package vo-amrwbenc.x86_64 0:0.1.3-1.el7 will be installed
---> Package xvidcore.x86_64 0:1.3.4-2.el7 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

====================================================================================================================================
 Package                 Arch            Version                                    Repository                                 Size
====================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 vlc                     x86_64          2.2.6-2.el7                                rpmfusion-free-updates                    1.5 M
Installing for dependencies:
 SDL_image               x86_64          1.2.12-11.el7                              epel                                       42 k
 aalib-libs              x86_64          1.4.0-0.22.rc5.el7                         epel                                       65 k
 faad2-libs              x86_64          1:2.7-8.el7                                rpmfusion-free-updates                    149 k
 ffmpeg-libs             x86_64          2.8.13-1.el7                               rpmfusion-free-updates                    5.5 M
 fribidi                 x86_64          0.19.4-6.el7                               rhel-7-workstation-optional-rpms           63 k
 game-music-emu          x86_64          0.6.1-1.el7                                epel                                      152 k
 lame-libs               x86_64          3.99.5-8.el7                               epel                                      343 k
 liba52                  x86_64          0.7.4-27.el7                               epel                                       38 k
 libass                  x86_64          0.13.4-1.el7                               epel                                       92 k
 libcaca                 x86_64          0.99-0.17.beta17.el7                       epel                                      216 k
 libcddb                 x86_64          1.3.2-12.el7                               epel                                       71 k
 libchromaprint          x86_64          1.0-1.el7                                  epel                                       46 k
 libdc1394               x86_64          2.2.2-3.el7                                epel                                      121 k
 libdca                  x86_64          0.0.5-9.el7                                rpmfusion-free-updates                    102 k
 libdvbpsi               x86_64          1.3.0-3.el7                                epel                                       97 k
 libebml                 x86_64          1.3.3-3.el7                                epel                                       71 k
 libkate                 x86_64          0.4.1-5.el7                                epel                                       52 k
 libmad                  x86_64          0.15.1b-20.el7                             epel                                       76 k
 libmatroska             x86_64          1.4.1-1.el7                                epel                                      138 k
 libmodplug              x86_64          1:0.8.8.5-3.el7                            epel                                      162 k
 libmpeg2                x86_64          0.5.1-10.el7                               rpmfusion-free-updates                     66 k
 libtiger                x86_64          0.3.4-7.el7                                epel                                       37 k
 libupnp                 x86_64          1.6.21-1.el7                               epel                                      103 k
 libusb                  x86_64          1:0.1.4-3.el7                              rhel-7-workstation-rpms                    19 k
 libva                   x86_64          1.2.1-3.el7                                epel                                       68 k
 lirc-libs               x86_64          0.10.0-3.el7                               epel                                      129 k
 live555                 x86_64          2016.07.19-3.el7                           rpmfusion-free-updates                    354 k
 minizip                 x86_64          1.2.7-17.el7                               rhel-7-workstation-optional-rpms           34 k
 opencore-amr            x86_64          0.1.3-3.el7                                rpmfusion-free-updates                    173 k
 schroedinger            x86_64          1.0.11-4.el7                               epel                                      291 k
 soxr                    x86_64          0.1.2-1.el7                                epel                                       77 k
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  vlc.x86_64 0:2.2.6-2.el7                                                                                                          

Dependency Installed:
  SDL_image.x86_64 0:1.2.12-11.el7        aalib-libs.x86_64 0:1.4.0-0.22.rc5.el7               faad2-libs.x86_64 1:2.7-8.el7        
  ffmpeg-libs.x86_64 0:2.8.13-1.el7       fribidi.x86_64 0:0.19.4-6.el7                        game-music-emu.x86_64 0:0.6.1-1.el7  
  lame-libs.x86_64 0:3.99.5-8.el7         liba52.x86_64 0:0.7.4-27.el7                         libass.x86_64 0:0.13.4-1.el7         
  libcaca.x86_64 0:0.99-0.17.beta17.el7   libcddb.x86_64 0:1.3.2-12.el7                        libchromaprint.x86_64 0:1.0-1.el7    
  libdc1394.x86_64 0:2.2.2-3.el7          libdca.x86_64 0:0.0.5-9.el7                          libdvbpsi.x86_64 0:1.3.0-3.el7       
  libebml.x86_64 0:1.3.3-3.el7            libkate.x86_64 0:0.4.1-5.el7                         libmad.x86_64 0:0.15.1b-20.el7       
  libmatroska.x86_64 0:1.4.1-1.el7        libmodplug.x86_64 1:0.8.8.5-3.el7                    libmpeg2.x86_64 0:0.5.1-10.el7       
  libtiger.x86_64 0:0.3.4-7.el7           libupnp.x86_64 0:1.6.21-1.el7                        libusb.x86_64 1:0.1.4-3.el7          
  libva.x86_64 0:1.2.1-3.el7              lirc-libs.x86_64 0:0.10.0-3.el7                      live555.x86_64 0:2016.07.19-3.el7    
  minizip.x86_64 0:1.2.7-17.el7           opencore-amr.x86_64 0:0.1.3-3.el7                    schroedinger.x86_64 0:1.0.11-4.el7   
  soxr.x86_64 0:0.1.2-1.el7               twolame-libs.x86_64 0:0.3.13-5.el7                   vlc-core.x86_64 0:2.2.6-2.el7        
  vo-amrwbenc.x86_64 0:0.1.3-1.el7        x264-libs.x86_64 0:0.148-11.20160614gita5e06b9.el7   x265-libs.x86_64 0:1.9-4.el7         
  xvidcore.x86_64 0:1.3.4-2.el7           zvbi.x86_64 0:0.2.35-1.el7                          

Complete!
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Guess what?!? It works !! Also the version seems to be 2.2.6 Umbrella which is more up to date than Debian stable so that is very cool.

To me was also failing, but I discovered I did not have these Repositories enabled: rhel-7-server-rpms
rhel-7-server-optional-rpms try executing this first: # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-rpms # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-optional-rpms

Did you manage to get this working? Thus far in two days with RH_7.4 I have had two crashes, a kernel bug and my screens locked up so badly that I had to pull the power from the server. I filed a few support cases and discovered that having "Enterprise" level support doesn't mean very much. However .. I paid for it. I think we will do better here in the community forums to figure out things. At the very least VLC works and now, as an added bonus I have XFCE working as a nice lean desktop! So progress is here in the "Community" and support is for taking money. Thus far that is what I figured out.

I did a fresh install, replicated the problem, and solve it by enabling the following repos (no rpmfusion was needed) :

rhel-7-server-rpms
rhel-7-server-optional-rpms
epel
nux-dextop

Hi Camilo ... "no RPM Fusion needed" ... yes, because you added the nux repository instead ! :)
This repo is just an alternative repository providing additional packages for RH based systems.

Regards,
Christian

This worked for me. Also, by setting

notify_only=0

in

/etc/yum/pluginconf.d/search-disabled-repos.conf

gets the job done too.

Great! But instead of

    subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-rpms
    subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-optional-rpms

I had to use

    subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-workstation-rpms
    subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-workstation-optional-rpms

Hey guys. What finally worked for me was disabling the nux-dextop repo. I've no clue how but after months of trying every other possible option (which even included a clean install of RHEL), I set the Nux Dextop repository to "default off" state by opening /etc/yum.repos.d/nux-dextop.repo with a text editor, and change "enabled=1" to "enabled=0"

vi /etc/yum.repos.d/nux-dextop.repo

Hi Bennet,

That was a good idea. When you have several external repositories enabled, chances are that some of them provide the same packages, which may lead to interference problems. I decided to go with RPM Fusion as my choice for additional packages because their repositories are well maintained and hence are known for reliability. :)

Regards,
Christian

how to solve this problem,

Error: Package: libass-0.13.4-6.el7.x86_64 (epel) Requires: libfribidi.so.0()(64bit) Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.8-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates) Requires: libfribidi.so.0()(64bit) Error: Package: vlc-2.2.8-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates) Requires: libminizip.so.1()(64bit) Error: Package: vlc-2.2.8-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates) Requires: libfribidi.so.0()(64bit) Error: Package: vlc-core-2.2.8-2.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates) Requires: libminizip.so.1()(64bit) You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

What's the o/p when you type :

$ sudo yum repolist

If you go through the trail of messages, you'll definitely figure out how to install VLC. Ensure rpmfusion and epel repos are enabled first...

Just install fribidi taken from the optional-rpms channel and it should work.

[root@localhost Downloads]# yum install vlc Updating Subscription Management repositories. Last metadata expiration check: 0:17:55 ago on Sunday 19 May 2019 12:00:38 PM IST. Error: Problem: cannot install the best candidate for the job - nothing provides kde-filesystem needed by vlc-1:3.0.6-17.el7.x86_64 (try to add '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages or '--nobest' to use not only best candidate packages) [root@localhost Downloads]#

Hi Sanjeev,

Which RHEL edition are you running ? Probably RHEL 8 ? I'm asking because kde-filesystem is available for
RHEL 7 in the rhel-7-server-rpms repository - for RHEL 8 it is not - KDE is not longer supported there ... :)

Regards,
Christian

Hi Sanjeev,

Did you try the solution Christian Labisch suggested on 23-sep-2017, or my little update of 25-sep-2017? You probably miss some non Red Hat repositories to make the installation to complete.

Regards,

Jan Gerrit Kootstra

I tried to install vlc with christian's instructions, but am getting these errors.

---> Package vlc-core.x86_64 1:3.0.7.1-4.el7 will be installed --> Processing Dependency: libprotobuf-lite.so.8()(64bit) for package: 1:vlc-core-3.0.7.1-4.el7.x86_64 --> Finished Dependency Resolution Error: Package: libplacebo-0.4.0-2.el7.x86_64 (epel) Requires: libvulkan.so.1()(64bit) Error: Package: 1:vlc-core-3.0.7.1-4.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates) Requires: libprotobuf-lite.so.8()(64bit)

yum can be configured to try to resolve such errors by temporarily enabling disabled repos and searching for missing dependencies. To enable this functionality please set 'notify_only=0' in /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/search-disabled-repos.conf

Error: Package: libplacebo-0.4.0-2.el7.x86_64 (epel) Requires: libvulkan.so.1()(64bit) Error: Package: 1:vlc-core-3.0.7.1-4.el7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates) Requires: libprotobuf-lite.so.8()(64bit) You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

I wish yum would just get better. its sucks, seems I get this type of stuff all the time doing anything graphics / audio related.

Hi graham, I got the same problem too. This is how I installed vlc on rhel 7.7:- 1. when i ran yum install vlc , libplacebo,vulkan file system, protoibuf-lite,vulkan1.1 etc was missing. 2. go to centos.pkgs.org , download the binary and install using yum 3. further, dependencies will be cropping up. U need to search each and every dependency rpm in ibid site and install it. 4.after some 4 or 5 steps vlc will get installed. 5. Try it , works for sure

Hi everybody,

There is an alternative solution available, in case (for whatever reason) installing VLC from the RPM Fusion repository fails. :)
A main advantage in using a flatpak application is - that all needed dependency packages are included in the flatpak package.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://dl.flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
flatpak install flathub org.videolan.VLC

Regards,
Christian