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Cannot install vlc in fedora 25

asked 2016-11-25 10:42:56 -0500

aruntracer gravatar image

updated 2016-11-26 21:40:28 -0500

florian gravatar image

HI all,

I cannot install vlc in fedora 25 and getting the below output in terminal,

[root@localhost tracer]# yum install vlc

Redirecting to '/usr/bin/dnf install vlc' (see 'man yum2dnf')
Transaction Summary
Install  24 Packages

Total download size: 13 M
Installed size: 50 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:

The downloaded packages were saved in cache until the next successful transaction.
You can remove cached packages by executing 'dnf clean packages'.
Error: Error downloading packages:
  Curl error (6): Couldn't resolve host name for [Could not resolve host:]


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Yum is dead, long live dnf!

geforce gravatar imagegeforce ( 2016-11-26 02:10:00 -0500 )edit

No problem here fetching the file that you are requesting...

Just try again...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-11-26 21:41:32 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-11-25 11:48:46 -0500

aeperezt gravatar image

That looks like a network issue make sure your internet is working and ping to see it connect maybe they have issue, in that case you will have to wait a bit and try later.

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answered 2016-11-26 21:59:52 -0500

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updated 2016-11-26 22:01:10 -0500

To install vlc in Fedora25

1.) Enable the rpmfusion free repository on your system:

su -c 'dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

2.) Install vlc

sudo dnf install vlc
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answered 2016-11-26 12:38:56 -0500

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sudo dnf install --nogpgcheck


sudo dnf install vlc

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1.) If possible, I would never install a rpm package with the --nogpgcheck flag. And, in this case, it is just not need.

2.) The link you are providing is not correct

3.) To set up rpmfusion as software repository on your Fedora system, simply follow instructions here. Check here to verify their keys.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-11-26 21:45:34 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-11-26 08:06:33 -0500

aruntracer gravatar image

Found the problem.. I used the expired installation link... which doesn't exist.. But now I used link from link text and was able to install vlc without any issues..

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Glad you made it but those instructions are so damn outdated. Someone should send a little note to videolan people. Better take off that information, or update it...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-11-26 21:47:11 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-11-26 06:50:57 -0500

updated 2016-11-26 21:49:42 -0500

florian gravatar image

I am also having a similar problem and cannot get VLC working on Fedora 25.

rpm -ivh

Fails with: file /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmfusion-free.repo from install of rpmfusion-free-release-25-1.noarch conflicts with file from package rpmfusion-free-release-24-1.noarch

Which I do not see installed:

drwxr-xr-x.   2 root root  4096 Nov 25 05:29 .
drwxr-xr-x. 137 root root 12288 Nov 25 05:32 ..
-rw-r--r--.   1 root root   183 Apr  1  2011 adobe-linux-x86_64.repo
-rw-r--r--.   1 root root   689 Nov 23 07:19 fedora-cisco-openh264.repo
-rw-r--r--.   1 root root  1251 Nov  3 10:13 fedora.repo
-rw-r--r--.   1 root root  1270 Nov  3 10:13 fedora-updates.repo
-rw-r--r--.   1 root root  1328 Nov  3 10:13 fedora-updates-testing.repo
-rw-r--r--.   1 root root   173 Nov 23 08:29 google-chrome.repo
-rw-r--r--.   1 root root   241 Sep 30  2015 virtualbox.repo
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Please don't raise a separate problem as an answer to a question. That is just not helpful, not to the person asking nor to you.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-11-26 21:48:06 -0500 )edit

So, in your case, to figure out what rpmfusion rpms you have installed, run rpm -qa | grep rpmfusion. Just remove


if they appear (sudo dnf remove ...), then install rpmfusion for F25 following instructions here

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-11-26 21:49:14 -0500 )edit

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