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sirpelidor 10-21-2003 07:22 PM

files under X11/ in redhat, where are they in mandrake?
hello there:

the reason i post this question here is because i haven't get any reply from, so hope maybe you guys do have some information :)

story goes something like this:
i'm running mandrake 9.0, kde 3, due to the fact that most of viedo steam on the internet is for MS media player format (asx, or asf, avi..etc), i had to look for software for linux which allow me to watch those viedo. and i've been having a lot trouble when installing those software (include aviplayer, and mplayer...etc)

from the README file, they want me have qt, SDL, gclib etc... (the gcc lib part is easy), but looks like i need to install qt first before install aviplayer. (that goes to some other software as well)

problem occur: when install qt, or other software, the script was looking for files under X11, well.... i search the whole system, and only found one X11 folder under XFree86/bin....also from "ls -a" command, there's no files under X11 in mandrake.

in here, i would assume there's 2 approch to fix that,
1) forget about mandrake and go to redhat, since most software were tested in redhat, (not to mention i've been serious hell of time try to get java running on my mozilla)
2) learn to be linux guru, search for X11 file, change in ./configure script ....

please advise me what should be best method to deal with situation like this? and if i choose option 2), where are those files in mandrake?

thanks for your time and your help ^_^

-linux newbie

aaa 10-21-2003 07:37 PM

Why do you need to install qt? If you have KDE, you have qt. What other software are you installing? Which 'X11' folder is this?

sirpelidor 10-21-2003 09:01 PM

re: what files from README
the aviplayer README say:

Linux ( should work on all modern distributions, kernel 2.2.0 or newer )
or FreeBSD 4.1 RELEASE ( thanks to Hiroshi Yamashita ).
Win32 binaries for compression/decompression of video ( available from site ).
Some test programs expect to find 384*288*24 BMP file './uncompr.bmp'.
Processor: Intel Pentium or compatible. MMX is strongly recommended.
C++ compiler, compatible with latest C++ standard ( such as gcc 2.95.2 ).

Requirements for 'aviplay' sample:
XFree86 3.x or 4.x.
Qt library ver. 2.1.0 or newer ( NOT 1.44! ). If you've built Qt from sources,
environment variable QTDIR should point at root of installation or you should
specify path to Qt in ./configure options.
SDL library ver. 1.1.3 or newer.

so i do have XFree86, and doesn't look like i have Qt in my /usr/local, doesn't look like i have SDL, (but i did found rpm packages from mandrake and install from it).

basically i did:

mkdir /usr/lib/win32
unzip ./ -d /usr/lib/win32
tar zxf ./avifile-x.xx.tar.gz
cd avifile
make install

according to the README, do watch media, i just need to type:

aviplay <your-file>

however, i'm not showing aviplay in my linux box, i do have avirec, avistatus, avi something, but not aviplay.

i search the whole system can't find file call aviplay at all, and that makes me believe that maybe i don't have Qt, so ./configure was unable to "draw" me a interfact call aviplay for me to use it with....

thats why i start off download Qt, and i realized Qt is looking for files under /usr/X11, .... and of course, i don't have it...

thank you for your help ^_^

aaa 10-21-2003 09:14 PM

In Mandrake the folder is X11R6. On my Slack, X11 is just a link to this. Don't know why there isn't a link in my Mandrake, maybe it's because I didn't install KDE. Anyways, if you have KDE & it works, you have qt. Not sure what version it is, but since it's a recent Mandrake it should be enough.

sirpelidor 10-22-2003 12:41 PM

so... should i just just mkdir X11 and ls -n everything from XR11 into it, if i wanna get that work?

aaa 10-22-2003 01:45 PM

Try 'ln -s X11R6 X11'. In the /usr directory of course.

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