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I need to install vlc player in fedora which is a tar.bz2 file. How can i install it ? Someone told me that gcc is needed to install this software. How do install gcc-4.6.2.tar ?

Please list the steps needed to install vlc.tar.bz2 and also gcc.tar .

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gcc can be installed via the yum package manager, which handles all the software management in the system. Try:

yum install gcc


yum search gcc

But you should always try to go with a premade package; for VLC you can get it by adding the RPM Fusion repository. The instructions for configuring it are available on their configuration page.

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and otherwise ? – steve Feb 20 '12 at 18:20
What do you mean by "and otherwise "? The simplest way to install packages is using the ones already available in Fedora's repositories. – Renan Feb 20 '12 at 18:22
For the yum what do i exactly need to enter ? – steve Feb 20 '12 at 18:23
I am a new user to for linux. So i am not aware of what does yum do and what is a RPM Fusion repository – steve Feb 20 '12 at 18:31
I edited my answer and clarified a few things which might help. – Renan Feb 20 '12 at 18:51

Never install anything from sources, if you don't know how to do it. Use package for your distro and version and package-manager of your system

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