Fedora 14 yum install mediatomb

  • Anonymous - 2010-12-06


    I am but a simple pesant and just about work out some Linux stuff but would like to know if I am missing the point.

    I have done a yum install mediatomb, this did not work.

    # yum install mediatomb-0.12.1-3.fc14.i686
    Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
    Adding en_US to language list
    Setting up Install Process
    Resolving Dependencies
    -> Running transaction check
    --> Package mediatomb.i686 0:0.12.1-3.fc14 set to be installed
    -> Processing Dependency: libmp4v2.so.0 for package: mediatomb-0.12.1-3.fc14.i686
    -> Finished Dependency Resolution
    Error: Package: mediatomb-0.12.1-3.fc14.i686 (updates)
               Requires: libmp4v2.so.0
               Available: libmp4v2- (fedora)
    You could try using -skip-broken to work around the problem
    You could try running: rpm -Va -nofiles -nodigest

    So I had a look around and it seems as if I will have to compile the application to get it to work, having never done that in Linux I was not sure about it.
    Will I also somehow have to find the files listed above?
    Change some links or something?

    What folder do I put all the source files in before running ./configure??

    Sorry for all the questions, just would like to test this out on my Vortexbox Fedore based system to run with a PS3.

    Many thanks,

  • Anonymous - 2010-12-09

    Here's how to get mediatomb running on VortexBox 1.6/F14:

    1. Login to your VortexBox as root.

    2. Execute the following commands:

    rpm –e mp4v2 libmp4v2-0

    yum ––disablerepo=vortexbox install mediatomb

    3. Edit /etc/mediatomb.conf and change




    4. Enter

    service mediatomb start

    5. In your web browser, go to http://vortexbox:50500 to get the mediatomb web interface.

    6. On the mediatomb web interface, setup mediatomb to use the /storage directory:

    Click on Filesystem

    Click on /storage

    Click on "+ (add)" or "+ (Add as autoscan dir)"

    7. mediatomb should now be available on your uPnP control device.

    8. If you want to mediatomb to autostart on reboot:

    chkconfig mediatomb on

    9. You may also need to edit /etc/mediatomb/config.xml to get the appropriate transcodings that you want.

    10. Enter

    man mediatomb

    for more info.

    /usr/share/doc/mediatomb-0.12.1/README has detailed user info.

    I have tested this with an iPad using the AirPlayer app to play music (FLAC and mp3)  from my VortexBox library on the iPad.

    Caution: removing the mp4v2 and libmp4v2-0 packages may impact other VortexBox features, but I'm not sure for what mp4v2 and libmp4v2-0 are needed. VortexBox Player seems to work OK without them.

    Also, removing libmp4v2-0 and installing libmp4v2 causes problems with the VortexBox update process: yum update wants to reinstall libmp4v2-0, but cannot since libmp4v2 is needed by mediatomb.  If you update from the command line, use

    yum ––skip-broken update

    instead of

    yum update

    Updates from the VB GUI should be OK, since it uses the "––skip-broken" option.


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