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I want to install MPlayer. I got the rpm 'cos I thought it would be easier. The RPM kept failing dependencies, but I have installed codecs etc, and now the list is down to just a few items (all very similar).
libdivxdecore.so.0 is needed by mplayer-0.91-4plf
libdv.so.2 is needed by mplayer-0.91-4plf
libggi.so.2 is needed by mplayer-0.91-4plf
libgg.so.0 is needed by mplayer-0.91-4plf
libgii.so.0 is needed by mplayer-0.91-4plf
liblirc_client.so.0 is needed by mplayer-0.91-4plf
liblzo.so.1 is needed by mplayer-0.91-4plf
libSDL-1.2.so.0 is needed by mplayer-0.91-4plf
libxvidcore.so is needed by mplayer-0.91-4plf
I have already installed all the codecs including xvid, and I installed libdivxdecore-0.4.7 from source (configure/make/make install). There is a file in /usr/local/lib called libdivxdecore.so (no zero on the end of that). I ran ldconfig too.
These missing files are obviously the same sort of thing, and I get the feeling there's something simple which I'm missing.
Originally posted by HiroP OK. I will take your advice and install from source. Having got a little further down the track...... When I ./configure (with --enable-gui ) it tells me I don't have gtk.
"Error: the GUI requires GTK (which was not found)"
Now I am pretty certain I have GTK. I even went to uninstall it using RPMdrake (I have Mandrake 9.1) but it has a list of dependencies as long as my arm, so I'm sure it must be there.
I also tried reinstalling GTK with rpms off the install CD, which said it is already installed. I tried -F flag for that too, but no joy.
Do you know why it might be unable to find GTK?
PS - your help is really appreciated.
Precisely the reason I quit Mandrake and use Slackware now... Things are never in their proper places! Never regretted my move.
Well i guess you have to do a whereis gtk-2 then use the path to the headers (usually /usr/include/gtk-2.0, but under Mandrake, who knows, maybe the Mandrake guys out there can help you with this).
Bargh... I forgot to explain how to use that path, in your mplayer source dir, run ./configure --help it should show you how to include your own gtk prefix... it should be something like ./configure --gtkprefix=/where/your/gtk-2.0/headers/are. I can't remember for sure because I've deleted my mplayer source dir as well as the source tarball.