I am attempting to install VLC media player on my new Fedora 20 machine. On the VLC website it states that you could install it usign the following commands (which i still did not try) as I want to know exactly what they do
$> su - #> rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm #> yum install vlc #> yum install mozilla-vlc (optional)
Now here are my questions:
rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
has the arguments i (install) v (verbose) h (hash) so this basically installs the rpm to the system correct ? Then why use yum after that ?
Also if yum does have vlc in its repo then when I go like this
[admin@localhost ~]$ yum list *vlc* Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit Error: No matching Packages to list
why isnt anything listed ?
Also when it is installed how would i know what command should I run to launch the app ?
This makes me think that the rpm command simply adds the vlc rpm to the yum repo and then we do a yum to do the install ? I am a bit confused here and any help explaining this would be appreciated. Thanks