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Old 05-14-2003, 05:23 PM   #1
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./confugure failed... now what ????


Hi, im trying to install MPlayer.

so, i download the sorce as a taz compressed thing and follow the VERY simple instructions.

cd to the unziped locaution

./configure --enable-gui

then make
then make install

But, on LOADS of the configure checks, it returned NO instead of true, how do i find out what was wrong, and how do i fix this ????

thanX
 
Old 05-14-2003, 05:27 PM   #2
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You will need to post the output unless you can spot the point at which it is failing. Once you know why it is failing (probably a dependancy or version problem) you will need to rectify the problem.
 
Old 05-14-2003, 11:19 PM   #3
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Re: ./confugure failed... now what ????

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Originally posted by qwijibow
so, i download the sorce as a taz compressed thing and follow the VERY simple instructions.

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But, on LOADS of the configure checks, it returned NO instead of true, how do i find out what was wrong, and how do i fix this ????
Not all of the messages that displayed by configure that contain a ``no'' are indications of a problem. Sometimes it's just configure going about the process of checking ``do we need to compensate for some strange, known glitch?'' or ``did the user request furshlinger support?'' and the ``no'' is quite alright.

But to tell where configure is failing for you, you'll need to post some or all of these messages that you saw. Most of the time, configure will be complaining about missing headers or non-standard library. These'll be necessary and if you did a quick install your installation process may not have loaded all the development packages (where many header files are located). If it's complaining about a missing extra library, you might have to track that down and build that before you'll be ready to compile mplayer.

Good luck...
 
Old 05-15-2003, 09:12 AM   #4
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ThanX,
suppose it was a bit stupid, but ive only had linux for a week or so,, so u'know....

but i eventually realised that when installing linux, i just did a standard desktop install, which did not install the development packages for the kernel, XFree86, and KDE, so i suppose thats why i couldnt compile new stuff, but its all working now,

ThanX
 
Old 05-15-2003, 04:30 PM   #5
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... its all working now,
Excellent! Glad to hear you're up-n-running.

Those development packages always burned me as well. I'd usually be saying to myself ``I don't think I'll be doing anything that'll need those...''. Until, that is, I grab the source archive for that nifty tool and find all the dependency problems. Lately I've just been installaing most everything (well, except StarOffice and some other things like that).
 
  


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