Suggestion to pre-create symbolic links for Davinci Resolve

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Ilya3L
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Suggestion to pre-create symbolic links for Davinci Resolve

Post by Ilya3L » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:50 am

Hello!

Davinci Resolve works well not only on CentOS but to properly install it user has not only to downloads and use the install package but also to manually set the symbolic links like this:
# ln -s /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.10 && ln -s /usr/lib/libssl.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib/libssl.so.10 && ln -s /usr/lib/libgstreamer-1.0.so.0 /usr/lib/libgstreamer-0.10.so.0 && ln -s /usr/lib/libgstbase-1.0.so.0.1201.0 /usr/lib/libgstbase-0.10.so.0
(this is a working example from Manajro, should be likewise in Mint, but I'm yet unable to run Mint 19 on my laptop)

I believe precreating such symbolic links on fresh Mint install will simplify the Resolve installation process especially for the ones new to Linux and will make Mint a little bit more userfriendly.

Please consider this for future releases.

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Re: Suggestion to pre-create symbolic links for Davinci Resolve

Post by gm10 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:22 am

This is not the place to make such suggestions, try on github, but I have no doubts that this will never happen. Mint cannot pre-install potentially problematic workarounds for any third-party software that doesn't provide compatible packages, that would be crazy.

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Re: Suggestion to pre-create symbolic links for Davinci Resolve

Post by Hoser Rob » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:14 am

As mentioned, Mint itself or this forum have nothing to do with that program.

And if such a silly procedure is required just to install that to me indicates poor Linux support.

Which is also strongly indicated by not getting x264 codec support in the free Linux version (AFAIK the copytight for x264 lapsed anyway so I can't see a goood reason for this). That makes the program kind of unusable.

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