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Old 03-18-2007, 10:46 AM   #1
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hi,

i triend to install mplayer. i used ./configure, make and make install commands. but im not able to complete the installation. its gives me error. please help me
 
Old 03-18-2007, 10:56 AM   #2
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Which command produces the error and what is the exact error?

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Old 03-18-2007, 10:59 AM   #3
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hi,

i triend to install mplayer. i used ./configure, make and make install commands. but im not able to complete the installation. its gives me error. please help me
It is impossible to even guess what error you are getting without actually looking at the output/messages you are getting. You most likely have a package dependency. Also tell us what distro you are using. Depending on what you are using, there may already be a way to install it much easier way (via package manager) than standard configure, make, make install. Tux,
 
Old 03-18-2007, 11:48 AM   #4
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hi,

i triend to install mplayer. i used ./configure, make and make install commands. but im not able to complete the installation. its gives me error. please help me
Also, why are you bothering to try to install from source ?

Surely, if you had your distro listed in your profile (so that it appears under your name on the forums) someone might be able to direct you toward the package(s) that you'd need to install it directly as an rpm, .deb, or whatever your distro uses.

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Old 03-20-2007, 08:31 AM   #5
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hi

is there any other way to install softwares efficiently....not the one using ./configure make and make install....??
 
Old 03-20-2007, 08:41 AM   #6
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Hi, nobody could possibly point you in the right direction for packages without knowing what you are using.

Also, what, and where, was the error you encountered when trying to install MPlayer?
 
Old 03-22-2007, 07:08 PM   #7
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is there any other way to install softwares efficiently....not the one using ./configure make and make install....??
erm?, yes.

for example (with a debian based system) either the command
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apt-get install packagename
or install (or it might already have installed as a default) synaptic. Then you just click the synaptic icon, input the root password (installing something is usually a root priviledge) then just scroll down the list, select some stuff that you want and hit 'apply'

Installing from source is only for the unbelievably dedicated, sadists, the uninitiated, etc etc.

I used a debian based system because they have the largest number of available packages in their repository list of any distro (20000 +).
 
Old 03-23-2007, 01:31 AM   #8
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Why is your handle "linux_geek"?

A "geek" would not need to ask such questions.
 
  


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