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Old 09-03-2007, 05:01 PM   #1
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Question Install MP3Blaster

The Software Media Manager downloaded & installed an app named MP3Blaster, which as the name suggests, is used to play MP3 files. After installation, MP3Blaster didnīt add itself to KMenu. So I edited the KMenu Editor & added a file named mp3blaster (which resides in /usr/bin) to KMenu but when I start MP3Blaster from KMenu, it refuses to open.

Thereīs a file named README in /usr/share/mp3blaster/charmap. This is the content of the README file:


make -f makefile.charmap

./chargen >
cat | koi2win >
./maketbl > win2koi.tbl

In mp3blaster configfile:
CharsetTable = /path/to/win2koi.tbl

Opening a Konsole, I navigated to /usr/share/mp3blaster/charmap & then issued the first command listed in the README file which is

make -f makefile.charmap

But it generates the following:

gcc chargen.c -o chargen
gcc: chargen.c: No such file or directory
gcc: no input files
make: *** [all] Error 1

Now what does the above output mean? Also what are the other commands meant for?

Can someone please help me install MP3Blaster?


Old 09-03-2007, 05:31 PM   #2
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What distro are you running?

The instructions from the README file are the instructions on how to build the binary files for mp3blaster. It looks like you downloaded the source code for the application.

There are different ways to install an application in linux. The method you use depends on the distro, and your experience level.

Most distros with a package manager install pre-compiled binary code, for that distro. Examples, Ubuntu, Mandriva, and Fedora Core. The package manager looks after the dependencies for that package, and relieves the user from the task.

Some of the more advanced distros provide the source code, and you need a group of programs and libraries installed in order to build the binary files. This is usually done by more experienced users.

There are lots of programs around that will play mp3 files, xmms, Beep-Media-Player, just to mention two.

That program runs as a text application in a konsole, from what I have read. Is that what you want?


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