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Old 12-28-2003, 01:05 AM   #1
astitva
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Installing mplayer-x11 on Redhat 9 - support required for compilation


Trying to install mplayer on Redhat 9

when I run the following command
./configure --enable-gui

The configuration stops after some time giving the following error:
Error: X11 support required for GUI compilation

I am installing MPlayer-1.0pre3

Any idea how to get Redhat 9 to support x11 ?
 
Old 12-28-2003, 01:55 AM   #2
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You need the x11-dev package. Whatever the rpm is for that. You'll most probably be able to get it from www.xfree86.org.
 
Old 12-28-2003, 05:58 AM   #3
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that worked... though there turned out to be lot of dependencies that had to be taken care of.
Thanks
 
Old 12-28-2003, 06:58 AM   #4
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get apt. http://apt.freshrpms.net

It takes care of dependencies automatically.
 
Old 01-01-2004, 03:57 PM   #5
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I'm having the exact same problem! Can anyone tell me what the filename of the X11-devel dealeo is?
 
Old 01-01-2004, 07:21 PM   #6
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Have a look around www.xfree86.org or google.
 
Old 04-10-2005, 10:14 PM   #7
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Hey,
I have come across this problem on several forums, and on my own box. After a time-consuming investigation I discovered that it seems that several publicly available RPM files for lnstalling xorg-libs/xorg-libs-devel have a non-compatible libXext.so file. As far as I can tell this seems to be on X86_64 systems. Specifically the libXext.so (.6.4.so) located in /usr/X11R6/lib/ seems to be a problem (the one in lib64 seems to link ok, but just deleting the one in lib doesn't seem to work). After attempting several supposed solutions I DL'd, & compiled the latest xorg. Prior to running 'make install' I moved /usr/X11R6 to /usr/X11R6.old, and created a new empty /usr/X11R6/ directory.
This breaks stuff, specifically a lot of your X applications, but if you're patient you can re-install them from the rpms on your source CD.
I just rpm -i --force (glib/gtk/gtk2, their devel packages, etc.).rpm and a few others and that gets most everything back up and running. (make sure to run ldconfig)

If you wanted to be less messy you could just compile your current version of xorg from the sources and copy the needed files, but what fun is that?

After all this mplayer compiled and I'm watching a DVD on it now!

After some tweaking most everything else is working too.


Thanks for your time!
Eric The Leg


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