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Old 11-30-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Question Concern on how to update a package from source-code [Slackware 13.37]


OK so I know that for .rpm & .deb files and the 2 most popular package managers, you update a package by entering:
Code:
rpm -U [package_name].rpm
Code:
yum install [package_name]
Code:
dpkg -i [package_name].deb
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apt-get -d [package_name]
Well now, here is my concern. I had installed ffmpeg. I need to use an encoder that is dependent on an external library that is not on my system which is libx264. Now I just installed libx264 from source. Now here is where i am unsure on how to approach the next step. The Linux+ book didn't cover updating from source; just taring, configuring, compiling, installing and uninstalling.

I think i need to update ffmpeg now that I have installed the external library libx264. So do I need to just:
Code:
./configure
make
make install
OR just:
Code:
make
make install
OR:
Code:
make install
OR:
Code:
./configure
make uninstall
./configure
make
make install
I am unsure at this point and I need some general guidance. I will find that your posts will be very helpful.

~Thanks
 
Old 11-30-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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I think i need to update ffmpeg now that I have installed the external library libx264.
There is no need. One app needing one library simply knows where to look for it and read --except in certain problematic cases when directory structures are not what the distro expected, but this can easily be solved by pointing these with links.

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So do I need to just:
./configure
make
make install
Yes.
If there is no further special instructions, that is enough.
 
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