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Old 10-22-2004, 08:15 AM   #1
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Installing Mplayer from source--????


Hi, this is the dead man back with an earlier problem, installng Mplayer. Someone suggested that i should install it from the source, so I downloaded the source rpm for FC1, so I will be obliged if someone would not mind providing me with a step-by-step instructional procedure in order to proceed.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 08:24 AM   #2
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The source rpm package is probably not what they meant. The source files are ".tar.gz" or ".tar.bz2" files. You find the mplayer source on the Mplayer site.

Step-by-step installation notes are provided in the documentation of MPlayer here.

Installing programs from souce is also covered in an article in the linux tutorials of linuxquestions. Direct link.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by _TT_; 10-22-2004 at 08:26 AM.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 10:49 AM   #3
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Documentation not all that good a means for help, still looking forward for a step-by-step manual simple enough for a neo to understand..........
 
Old 10-22-2004, 11:09 AM   #4
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when you're going from a real mplayer source tarball, the installation will work just as with any generic tarball. there are no *necessary* changes from this.
 
  


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