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Old 12-09-2003, 10:53 AM   #1
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compiling and installing


i have rh 7.3 as well as 8 due to some reason i want to use rh7.3.but the problem with rh7.3 is that the gcc in rh7.3 wont compile mplayer.can i compile mplayer using rh9 and install it with rh7.3. ie ./configure and make in rh8 and 'make install' in rh 7.3
 
Old 12-09-2003, 11:57 AM   #2
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If you could post your configure error, it'd help us help you (:
 
Old 12-09-2003, 01:51 PM   #3
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Just upgrade to a 3.x version or gcc or downgrade to 2.95. RedHat 7.3 uses the 2.96 version which was never meant to be released. It's a buggy development that won't even compile a Linux kernel, and RedHat shipped it anyway. Just to be bleeding edge, I suppose.

You can have several versions of gcc installed at the same time and specify which you want to use when you compile.

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Old 12-10-2003, 05:03 AM   #4
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gcc upgrade where?

I am having a similar problem, but with Mandrake 9.2. When I tried to compile Mplayer, it said my compiler needed to be upgraded because GCC 2.96 is not supported. So how do we upgrade the GCC? I can't find anything on this anywhere: google, mandrake, etc. Also, is there a man file on this? When I type ./configure --help I get "no such file or directory". Which seems really weird. Supplementary question: does Mandrake suck? It seems like I read a lot here that Mandrake is not the distro to use for compiling. Fine, but when I tried to install Mplayer from their cd, it says I can't because I'm missing some file or something. Which is also fine, because I want to learn how to compile downloads. Thanks for anybody's help. Much appreciated.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 07:38 AM   #5
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MDK 9.2 shouldn't ship with gcc 2.9.6. From the rest of your post I rather think that you didn't install the developping packages. Make sure, that you have (via Drak Control Centre -- or whatever it is called).

To download follow the links at http://www.gnu.org.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 08:11 AM   #6
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please tell me how to upgrade to gcc 3 in rh7.3
 
Old 12-11-2003, 08:38 AM   #7
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Sorry, my previous posting was for cseanburns.

I've no experience with RedHat. As much as I know, your using a RH 9 distribution for compiling could in principle cause problems in two cases during install on RH 7.3: 1. If the structure of the file tree changed (those parts necessary to access libraries) and 2. should your program access libraries of versions different on RH 7.3 to 9.0 (dynamically linked ones).

Perhaps start a new thread in the Distributions / RedHat forum and ask for help there ... good luck.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 08:41 AM   #8
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you know....it would be much simpler to just apt-get mplayer. are you wanting a custom compile? if not, then get apt-get from http://apt.freshrpms.net
it solves many (perhaps most) redhat woes.
 
  


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