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Old 01-26-2003, 11:37 AM   #1
xneowolf
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Angry Xmms Does Not Start


Hi!

I recently installed Redhat Linux 8.0 and I tried to open xmms but it doesn't even start. I downloaded it again and installed it from source and it gave the following error messages when i used './configure':

[root@localhost root]# cd /home/Neo/xmms-1.2.7
[root@localhost xmms-1.2.7]# ./configure
loading cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... i586-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for working aclocal... missing
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... missing
checking for prefix by checking for xmms... /usr/bin/xmms
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH

What do I do?

 
Old 01-26-2003, 11:40 AM   #2
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You didn't install gcc which clearly tells you in your error. You'll need to install a compiler to compile programs from source. Either that or try to find an RPM to install it from.
 
Old 01-26-2003, 12:11 PM   #3
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If XMMS doesn't start that indicates a different problem

I suspect it's due to the aRts bug. Open up a terminal, and run xmms from there, see what it prints
 
Old 01-26-2003, 12:29 PM   #4
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I reinstalled it from an rpm and it starts up fine. During the installation, it said that 13 packages were missing and it installed them. Is this normal?

Also, I can't install the mpg plugin to play the audio. It runs the installer but then it dissapears in the middle.

Help!

Peace,
 
Old 01-26-2003, 02:29 PM   #5
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Try using the command line to install the rpm, you might get more diagnostic info that way:

rpm -Uvh foo.rpm (as root)
 
  


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