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Old 09-29-2003, 11:23 AM   #1
fernandoo
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compiling a program question


Hi,
I tried to compile mplayer in suse8.2. I did the following

./configure
make
make install

The only problem is I dont know where linux instaled it, and it didnt create any links i think. So does anybody know where the equivalent for "Program Files" in Linux is!
 
Old 09-29-2003, 11:32 AM   #2
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if not supplied with a '--prefix-path=<path>', ./configure usually puts files in /usr/local/

So, try looking for mplayer in /usr/local/bin/
 
Old 09-29-2003, 11:37 AM   #3
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If it was installed properly, all you have to do is type the program's name and press enter. There is a tool in kde for updating your menu, it searches for programs and puts them in the menu.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 01:33 PM   #4
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I found a file in /usr/local/bin of mplayer, but just a file and it doesnt do anything when I click on it!
Isnt there a folder where there is executable I can load?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 02:08 PM   #5
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Open a terminal, and type:
/usr/local/bin/<mplayer's name>
If you run programs from a terminal, you'll see any error messages that pop up. Just clicking or typing it in the "Run Command" dialog will not show you the error messages.
 
  


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