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Old 02-12-2005, 05:08 PM   #1
liljhand
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cant install vlc media player


when i try to install vlc from its source code it gives an error after running ./configure
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configure: error: Missing header file ffmpeg/avcodec.h.
i installed ffmpeg from the cd 5 that came with mandrake
what should i do
 
Old 02-12-2005, 05:15 PM   #2
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just do urpmi vlc
 
Old 02-12-2005, 05:49 PM   #3
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Yup, not only is urpmi the way to do it, but if you install it this way, you'll find that you'll get a slew of optiona plugins and enhancements that you would otherwise miss.

Also urpmi will automatically download and install any missing libs, software, etc. which might be required w/o messing up your installation as tarballs can often do.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 06:04 PM   #4
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well as i am new to this i dont understand it much.. is urpmi a way to install software?? i tried but console says command not found. do i need to install urpmi

edit:- i just found out i have urpmi and gurpmi installed. but how do i run them? isnt rpmdrake the same thing? if yes then how do i add ftp links to it

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Old 02-12-2005, 07:50 PM   #5
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Heh, I'm glad you asked....

See my sig?

Go to that web site for an explanation, and instructions on how to set things up.

After you have done what they say RPMDRAKE will also list all of the additional software available via the repositories.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 04:44 AM   #6
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go to this site:
http://www.linuxfordummies.org/addmedia/

and it will give you code to copy and paste into the terminal to set up urpmi

my bad, i shouldnt assume that you know what urpmi is, or how to set it up..a couple months ago i didnt know either
 
  


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