How to install mplayer in Fedora Core 18

Mplayer Installation procedure is the same as is in my post “How to install mplayer in Fedora Core 12″ but with some tweaks at the end. It seems that RPM Fusion repository didn’t create needed symbolic links in /etc/pki/rpm-gpg directory. After symbolic link was created manually, mplayer / vlc installation has been finished successfully.

OK, first it’s needed to accomplish all steps from How to install mplayer in Fedora Core 12 post. At the last step (when you will try to install myplayer or vlc), the following error will be displayed:

warning: /var/cache/yum/i386/18/rpmfusion-free/packages/live555-0-0.38.2012.10.18.fc18.i686.rpm:
Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID 982e0a7c: NOKEY

Retrieving key from file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18-i386

GPG key retrieval failed: [Errno 14] Could not open/read

The fix is easy. As root user go to /etc/pki/rpm-gpg directory and create symbolic link:

# su to root user

# change to /etc/pki/rpm-gpg directory
cd /etc/pki/rpm-gpg

# create symbolic link
ln -s RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18-primary RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18-i386

This is fix for 32bit installation. If you have 64bit Fedora then execute the following ln command:

ln -s RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18-primary RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18-x86_64

After symbolic link is created, run yum install vlc (or mplayer-gui) again and installation will continue from the last stop point. It will list all previously downloaded RPM packages and ask for importing GPG key. Just press “y” and mplayer / vlc will be installed.

Retrieving key from file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18-i386
Importing GPG key 0x982E0A7C:

Userid     : "RPM Fusion free repository for Fedora (18) <>"
Fingerprint: c63d a8f3 375c 7182 3e3a 2d42 3633 9914 982e 0a7c
From       : /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18-x86_64

Is this ok [y/N]: 

2 thoughts on “How to install mplayer in Fedora Core 18

  1. hi, rpm --import will care about the links for 32bit or 64bit accordingly.
    rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18-primary

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