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Old 01-03-2006, 06:42 AM   #1
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install qwirk

I downloaded xmms-1.2.10.tar.bz2.

I ran tar xvjf and it extracted i guess. Then it took me forever to figure out which file to execute next to install it. Then i found the readme and it said to do this to install:

cd xmms-1.2.8
make install

This will put the binary in /usr/local/bin and plugins in
which i did and this is the output:

[root@localhost Downloads]# cd xmms-1.2.10
[root@localhost xmms-1.2.10]# ./configure
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for prefix by checking for xmms... no
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
[root@localhost xmms-1.2.10]# make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'.  Stop.
[root@localhost xmms-1.2.10]#
Old 01-03-2006, 06:56 AM   #2
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i thought i was downloading a binary... but since it is mentioning gcc i guess it needs to be compiled still. How unfortuante. I THINK I downloaded gcc, but can't be sure.

i ran this command:

sudo yum install compat-gcc-32
it did some things, installed some files and what not and returned no errors. But from there i haven't been able to either compile anything or... anything. I don't know where gcc is for one thing. I run "whereis gcc" and i get this directory but no executable gcc so i can't find it, so i can't add it to environment variables.

man... this is really rough.
Old 01-03-2006, 08:44 AM   #3
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In your first example, you forgot a crucial step. The instructions mentioned to do a "./configure" "make" "make install" -- you didn't do a "make"! Thus, when you ran "make install" it had nothing to go off of.

Make sure to be root when you run "make install" as well, as it puts binaries in places normal users may not have access to, as well as other general permissions misc.
Old 01-03-2006, 09:52 AM   #4
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Wouldn't matter as in the first example there was no compiler available...

Yep, you need to install all the developement stuff if you want to compile xmms from source...

Might be easier to install an xmms binary...


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