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Old 07-13-2004, 08:18 AM   #1
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can't compile xmms-1.2.10


well, in general i'm trying to make my fedora c2 sing in mp3
here it is
Code:
[root@localhost xmms-1.2.10]# ./configure
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checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.2... no
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configure: error: *** GLIB >= 1.2.2 not installed - please install first ***
now i went & downloaded glib-2.4.4 & ./configure & make & make install it without any errors (or at least i think so)

i do not know how to check if glib is installed
i do not know how to call the configure script for xmms correctly

help.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 08:22 AM   #2
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when the config script said it needed GLIB, it meant the source code to glib.

you seem to be confused.
Xmms comes with fedora core 2 !
and you can get xmms to play mp3's by installing XMMS-MP3 rpm from rpmfind.net or xmms's home page, just make sure the version number to xmms-mp3 matches the version number of xmms.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 08:57 AM   #3
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well i am confused - but it just because i've never seen linux in my life & now that i can play with i just don't know where to start - it's like a kid in a toy shop.

may i still compile it from source ?
im kinda interested to see how it works

i have source code of glib-2.4.4 in /usr/loca/src/glib-2.4.4 how should i invoke the script for it to see this ?

Last edited by hq4ever; 07-13-2004 at 08:58 AM.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 09:46 AM   #4
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maybe you sysem is not properly setup to compile.

if you have the disk space, the easyest thing to do, is to use |redhat-config-packages" to install all of the development tools...

kernel-devel
gnome-devel
kde-devel
development-tools

and just about everything with a devel in the name.

this will install all the source code in the correct places to compile almost anything.
when you have done this... re-try.

here is what i do to compile from source.

read any README or INSTALL files
optional './configure --help' (the output will give info on any config option you may choose to use)
./configure (with option parameters from ./configure --help)
make
su
make install

99% of the time, you install source code via RPM
for example....
Binary Program name glibc-version
then the package you need to compile somthing which depends on glibc wil be glibc-devel

where devel is short for development.

you are about to hit a steep learning curve.i would recoment installing software by binary rpm, then start compiling yourself when you are more familiar with the inner workings of linux... but if you dont mind the extra reading you will be okay.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 01:51 PM   #5
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My advice, as a newb, is to forget compiling. I have never gotten anything to compile or work. Your profile says you are using Mandrake 10.0. Why not just URPMI XMMS? That's what I did and it did the rest for me. Screw compiling.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 02:01 PM   #6
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his profile says mandrake, but he says fedora core 2.
and fedora core 2's xmms program has had its mp3 decoder removed, basically because or possible copyright issues.. mp3 is not free (whereas ogg is)
 
Old 07-13-2004, 04:33 PM   #7
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Sorry about the profile - i switched to fedora with the new computer & forgot to update it.

qwijibow - i succeeded to complie xmms but decided to stay on the safe for now & installed the rpm

thank you for your time
 
Old 07-13-2004, 05:14 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Micro420
My advice, as a newb, is to forget compiling. I have never gotten anything to compile or work. Your profile says you are using Mandrake 10.0. Why not just URPMI XMMS? That's what I did and it did the rest for me. Screw compiling.
And if he ever uses a non-rpm based system, he won't know what to do..


I have NEVER used rpms. Compiling stuff isn't that hard, you just need to know your dependencies which are often listed in the documentation files.
 
  


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