Grrr nonfree software

Really wanted to try out Hulu Desktop on my Mythbox, so I can get the Daily Show on the big screen in a convenient/legit fashion.

Knew 64-bit flash was still dicey on linux (Helloooo Adobe?  1998 called, they want their software back!) so did:

# yum localinstall huludesktop-i386.rpm

and it pulled in some 32-bit libs, I installed flash, and it should be groovy right?  No.  I run it and it says sorry you don’t have flash.  I strace the thing and see it finding flash just fine but also see:

open("/lib/tls/i686/sse2/libXt.so.6", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/lib/tls/i686/sse2", 0xfff02f3c) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/lib/tls/i686/libXt.so.6", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/lib/tls/i686", 0xfff02f3c)     = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/lib/tls/sse2/libXt.so.6", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/lib/tls/sse2", 0xfff02f3c)     = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/lib/tls/libXt.so.6", O_RDONLY)   = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)

Hmmmm ok so we’ll just …

# yum install libXt.i586

Yay it works.  Booo Hulu for getting it wrong in a way less savvy users would never sort out.  I’ll just enter a bug in their Bugzil…. oh never mind.

Grrrr nonfree software.



			

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