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Old 03-29-2006, 02:37 PM   #1
DA WEED WIZARD
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Could someone please hold my hand while I recompile wine?


I've been using linux since Sunday night (less than 3 days ago), and I've learned a lot, but I'm still not an expert by any means. I got just about everything I consider essential set up and running, except for a media player. The media player I used when I was on Windows was called foobar2000. It is hands down the best audio player ever. Nothing even comes close. Since foobar is windows only, I am going to have to install wine.

I installed it from a package a few days ago and I got it working. The only problem was the sound being very fuzzy and choppy. I found this post on wine's bugzilla that basically spells out my problem perfectly. A few post down, it has a .diff file listed that I already downloaded, and a few registry entries, when which I've already installed. Now how on earth do I go about applying the .diff file to the source and recompiling it? I know I have to get the source using cvs, as described here, but then what do I do? I don't even know where cvs put the source after I downloaded it? I tried looking at cvs's manpage, but its like 32902384 pages long, and I'm quite going mad because I'm not understanding a 5th of it all.

Could an expert walk me through it?
 
Old 03-29-2006, 04:26 PM   #2
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Do you have the cvs source downloaded? It should be in the directory you have run the commands in. Enter the wine/ dir and then run something like
patch -p0 < patch-x.x.x.diff
where patch-x.x.x.diff is name of the patch file (use it with full path if it's not in the same directory).
 
Old 03-29-2006, 05:03 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Mara
Do you have the cvs source downloaded? It should be in the directory you have run the commands in. Enter the wine/ dir and then run something like
patch -p0 < patch-x.x.x.diff
where patch-x.x.x.diff is name of the patch file (use it with full path if it's not in the same directory).
oh, uuuhh, I can't remember where I ran cvs.... But I do know I ran it, and it showed the files that it was copying over. How do I go about searching for it?

Then when I find the source and run that patch command, do I just do a ./configure, make install, or something different? Or will there be a Readme file to tell me how do do it?
 
Old 03-29-2006, 07:19 PM   #4
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Foobar2000 is a pretty decent player, I'll pay that a mate but how far have you looked for a linux replacement? I use MPD + gmpc and while gmpc is slightly less featured, there are other clients that I'd pit against foobar any day. Wine is messy, take a look at mpd and it's clients to see if one takes your eye.

A note because MPD is "different" from most media players so you don't get confused. MPD uses a client-server model. MPD itself is a server, it can't do anything really unless you send raw network packets to it. gmpc, kmpc etc are clients that connect to it and provide a pretty UI for you to use. These two look like they might do for you.

http://havtknut.tihlde.org/software/qmpdclient/
http://pympd.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 03-29-2006, 07:42 PM   #5
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The second poster seemed to have the patch instructions down, so I'll also say you should look for a replacement media player. One thing Linux certainly does have is variety. A few popular ones off the top of my head are amarok and xmms, but you can check out available software at places like:

www.freshmeat.net
www.sourceforge.net

Heck, it looks like there are native clones of foobar2000, and that's just from a simple quick search at sourceforge:

http://sourceforge.net/search/?forum...of_search=soft

Remember that Wine will probably max your CPU, and that is a high price to pay just for a music player
 
Old 03-31-2006, 04:17 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DA WEED WIZARD
oh, uuuhh, I can't remember where I ran cvs.... But I do know I ran it, and it showed the files that it was copying over. How do I go about searching for it?
Code:
locate wine
should help if you have a recent locate database. If not:
Code:
find / -name wine
but it taskes some time.

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Then when I find the source and run that patch command, do I just do a ./configure, make install, or something different? Or will there be a Readme file to tell me how do do it?
Yes, the standard way.
 
  


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