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Old 12-07-2004, 06:16 PM   #1
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Installing xine

I am having difficulties installing xine in mandrake 10. I extract it into my home folder and cd to it in terminal then do './configure'. That seems to work OK then after that finishes I do the 'make' command (which takes about 5 minutes) and that seems to work. After that I do the 'make install' like it sais in the instructions and it doesn't complete saying that there is nothing to be done. I think I'm doing something wrong because I've never gotten anything to install in mandrake.
Old 12-07-2004, 06:21 PM   #2
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You need to su root before make install otherwise the script doesn't have permissions to write to places like /usr/bin etc. The executable would still be somewhere in your home directory, you could try running it from there if you wanted.
Old 12-07-2004, 06:43 PM   #3
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Thanks that worked but now I need help installing a frontend. I have an RPM for kaffiene. Do I just click on it to install? It needs 'libstdc' which I found but it has a long list of dependencys that I don't have. Could I use xine-ui as a frontend in KDE?
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Save yourself time by using urpmi in Mandrake for package management. The instructions for setting up urpmi are available at easyurpmi. When you have setup your sources either use the Mandrake Control Centre's software module to install and remove software software. You can also do it in a console as root e.g.

urpmi xine-lib
urpmi kaffeine
Old 12-16-2004, 08:39 AM   #5
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Compiling and installing the xine to work from the source tarball is too much hectic for a newbie. Try downloading the RPMs from and follow the instructions mentions there. I can guarantee that these RPMs will work. There are two UI RPMs also there, the official Xine-UI and Gxine. Try to download and install these RPMs for the UIs that you want. HAPPY WATCHING WITH XINE VIDEO PLAYER.



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