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Old 09-02-2007, 02:00 AM   #1
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how to install rhythmbox-0.10.1.tar.gz


I downloaded this music player, but dunno how to install it using commands. Please tell me how.
 
Old 09-02-2007, 04:46 AM   #2
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Extract the archive and read the INSTALL file in there.
 
Old 09-02-2007, 04:59 AM   #3
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it's a source tarball. you should compile it yourself. the procedures in compiling from source vary. you should read the installation instructions that comes with it. but here's the usual procedure:

copy the tarball into a temporary directory (/usr/local/src is the usual place).

then execute these commands as root:

cd /usr/local/src
tar -xzvf rhythmbox-0.10.1.tar.gz
cd rhythmbox-0.10.1
./configure
make
make install

it's done! you should be able to locate it with the 'which' command to see its path. enter the command:

which rhythmbox

usually it is located at '/usr/bin' or '/usr/local/bin'. enter the full path in the console to execute the program.

also, this article may help you --> http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/softinstall.html

good luck!
 
Old 09-02-2007, 08:00 AM   #4
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No package 'gnome-vfs-2.0' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables RB_CLIENT_CFLAGS
and RB_CLIENT_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

linuxnewbie999:/usr/local/src/rhythmbox-0.10.1 # make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.


This is what happened when i try "make". what should i do?
 
Old 09-03-2007, 04:32 AM   #5
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looks to me 'gnome-vfs-2.0' is a dependency (rhythmbox needs it in order to work). honestly, i don't know what that package does since i don't have gnome. i'll try looking around and see what i'll find about it.
 
Old 09-03-2007, 04:46 AM   #6
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I just found out that rhythmbox is a music management application for GNOME and that GnomeVFS is short for the GNOME Virtual File System. Since your distro is SUSE, i believe your desktop environment is KDE and not Gnome. You don't have the necessary dependencies (especially libraries) to complete that compile. i think if you really want to compile that program for your system, you must first install the Gnome package.

My advice, stick to packages that you're sure will work with KDE.

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Ah well I must have overlooked the fact that you are using Suse. You can almost definitely install rhythmbox from your preferred package tool. (Yast? Dunno)

In theory, those dependencies will be solved automatically then.
 
Old 09-03-2007, 11:09 PM   #8
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it sounds weird. I'm using Gnome environment .. I checked the distro DISK but there's no rhythmbox packages.
 
Old 09-04-2007, 01:48 AM   #9
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I installed rhythmbox from source codes on my CentOS system where I use Gnome. The package has a huge number of dependencies besides GNOME-VFS such as Nautiluscdburner, Totem, etc. Many of these packages have dependencies themselves. At that time I was installing softwares from source codes just for the fun of it so I didn't really have a problem downloading all the dependencies and installing them. I took me close to a day anyway.

Unless you have specific reason for using source codes, try out rpm packages or else try out some other music player like bmp.
 
Old 09-04-2007, 10:52 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LinuxNewbie999 View Post
it sounds weird. I'm using Gnome environment .. I checked the distro DISK but there's no rhythmbox packages.
I suggest you take a look at http://en.opensuse.org/Documentation/Package_Management
and maybe have another look at the Suse forums here at LQ.

Edit: Nice! I just noticed this was my post # 200

Last edited by General Failure; 09-04-2007 at 10:56 AM.
 
Old 09-07-2007, 08:13 AM   #11
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After i "./configure" then i type "make" but it show this error! what should i do?

Linuxnewbie999:/usr/local/src/bmp-0.9.7.1 # make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
 
Old 09-09-2007, 06:31 AM   #12
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Can anyone help me?
 
Old 09-09-2007, 09:11 AM   #13
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That means the make file probably was not generated because there might have been an error in the ./configure. Check the config.log file for errors.

You don't seem too comfortable with source codes. Are you trying to experiment with source codes? If not, try yum to install packages. Or switch over to a distro like Ubuntu where you have a graphical package manager like Synaptic where you can search for pacakages and install them along with their dependencies.

And sorry for the late reply.
 
  


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