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Old 05-04-2006, 02:59 AM   #1
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Unable to configure mplayer

I'm running mandriva 10.2 the free version and using gcc3.3.
When I try to configure mplayer-1.0pre7try2 I get the error:

Error: help/help_mp-en.h not found

But when I go to the /help directory the file is there. Is there a directory that it should be in specifically to configure properly?
I also tried two earlier versions of mplayer(pre7 and 6) with no luck. The 7 gave the same error and the 6 could not find a different file.

Last edited by croog; 05-04-2006 at 03:01 AM.
Old 05-04-2006, 07:49 AM   #2
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You are using Mandriva.
Mandriva has a brilliant and totally painless system for installing / updating software. It is called urpmi. Please search this site for threads on how to use "easy urpmi".

Then configure your sources by going somewhere like this:

Then install mplayer like this:
(give root's password)
urpmi mplayer

Old 05-04-2006, 02:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for helping me out with that. I wish that I had known about urpmi sooner.



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