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Old 01-29-2004, 05:50 PM   #1
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Installing xine w/rh9--difficulties

As stated, I"m a newbie and am having an extreme time installing xine. I've downloaded the xinelib and a front end as per directed from freshmeat but i'm not having much success with the install. I've gotten as far as unpacking the files to home/xine. I even made the changes recommended if something like that was done and still coming up against a wall. I'm really trying to wean myself away from windows for my entertainment and all else. Again, if anyone can help or direct me to more concise, maybe easier install instructions, I'd be much obliged.
Old 01-29-2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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i assume that you downloaded the source for xine in a .tar.gz file format and then unpacked it?

in the folder should be a configure script and a makefile; so you can build xinelib and the frontend (in the separate untarred folder)

su (enter root password)
make install

do this for the frontend; depending on the frontend, you will execute a certain command to run xine (normally running the command xine or gxine will work)
Old 01-29-2004, 06:16 PM   #3
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Again I thank-you for your help and patience. As always linux/unix rules the world. And I enjoyed that cd backwards thing..I'll have to try
Old 01-30-2004, 11:17 AM   #4
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Give us a little more info here =)
You're trying to compile from source right, walk us through what you have done.

Quick and dirty install directions. install Xine-lib FIRST.
cd xine-libxxxxxxx (whatever the directory you unpacked it into)
su root
make all install

repeat for xine-ui

Also I'm assuming you have all the requirements installed already (zlib, libpng, aalib, gtk 2.0)


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