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Old 02-08-2004, 01:29 PM   #1
Dancingsalad
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GLIB problems installing xmms 1.2.9


i'd probably still consider myself a ...but i'm trying, lol

i'm trying to compile and install xmms player 1.2.9 and i keep having this error in 'make'

checking for glib-config... no
checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.2... no
*** The glib-config script installed by GLIB could not be found
*** If GLIB was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the GLIB_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to glib-config.
configure: error: *** GLIB >= 1.2.2 not installed - please install first ***

now, the first time this happened, i figured my glib was outdated..so i hopped over to gtk.org and grapped the newest version.. glib 2.3.2

compiled and installed that according to the instructions with no problem

went back to xmms and i still got the same error

i also tried ./configure --with-glib-prefix=/usr/local but that still can't find the glib-config

any ideas on what i'm doing wrong??
 
Old 02-08-2004, 02:48 PM   #2
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Is it a real must for you to install xmms from source? Because, the easier ways would be:

1 - Install from your CD's. xmms is shipped with Redhat, well, since I know Redhat and xmms exists .

2 - Through apt-get. Apt-get is a package manager made initialy for Debian Linux, but today available for many other distros, including Redhat. You can simply install a lot of applications by simply typing:

apt-get install <application>.

Examples:

apt-get install mplayer

it will download all packages (including codecs and gui support), take care of dependencies and install mplayer for you. Same goes to:

apt-get install xmms

the possibilities are numerous. You can even upgrade a single program (apt-get upgrade <application>) or your hole distribution (apt-get upgrade). Grab this baby here:

http://freshrpms.net/

Install the Redhat rpm, then type:

apt-get update

and you are all set. Say good bye to those dependencies-hell

Regards!
 
Old 02-08-2004, 04:15 PM   #3
Dancingsalad
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Quote:
Originally posted by Megaman X
Is it a real must for you to install xmms from source?
not really, i'm just trying to compile and install instead of using rpms for programs i KNOW will work on my machine (ie ones i've installed before).

just so i can learn how it works without having problems! lol

oh well
 
Old 02-08-2004, 05:58 PM   #4
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I totally understand you and it's the right way to go . Unfortunately I cannot help you out with your issue, but I wish you good luck!
 
Old 02-08-2004, 06:04 PM   #5
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Dancingsalad - Try getting the apt-get RPM for RedHat and then type this in the terminal:


apt-get update
apt-get install xmms


I think...

Mandrake's URPMI retrieved it for me and installed it. I'm 90% you can get XMMS from apt-get.
 
  


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