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Old 07-13-2003, 09:41 PM   #1
werley_123
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Question Putting Wget together


Oh man, I'm in trouble again.....

I am trying to find a stand alone media player. I found something called GeeXbox but it says it requires assembley with several programs, one being Wget. I download it and Wget requires assembly and I have no idea how to assemble a program yet. Can someone please help me. How do I do it? What do I use? How can I edit the configureation file? And will GeeXbox require any other program?

Please....Help!!!!
 
Old 07-13-2003, 09:51 PM   #2
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Most of the applications you will need when installing applications can be found on the CD you used to install your distro. Wget is definitely there.

As for a stand-alone media player, have you looked into xine or mplayer? Those tend to be a bit on the "more support" side of the media players.

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Old 07-13-2003, 09:54 PM   #3
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Assembly? You mean compiling? If you can find an rpm you can just plug that in. otherwise, you'll need to compile. The standard is './configure', then 'make', then 'su' (your passwd here), then 'make install'. But every source package comes with a README, an INSTALL and a host of other docs. Read those in case anything is unique to the package or your system. As far as whether wget will need other things... well, first of all, I'd expect you've already got wget. Second, it may need libraries which will also need to be compiled. You just have to gather up all the pieces and compile them. And you edit configuration files with text editors.

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Old 07-13-2003, 10:23 PM   #4
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do you type ./configure in the terminal?
 
Old 07-13-2003, 10:24 PM   #5
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I typed it in a terminal window (while in the folder with all the files for the program) and it gave me garbage
 
Old 07-13-2003, 10:44 PM   #6
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Yeah - I left out the rather important 'cd foo' step. Paste the output. It should exit with an error of some kind if it doesn't work, usually indicating what it's looking for that it can't find. Or it may just *look* like garbage but, if it exits cleanly, that's okay.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 11:07 PM   #7
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i just installed mplayer but i have no idea where it installed it go. any one have any guesses?
 
Old 07-13-2003, 11:10 PM   #8
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I'm lost. Weren't we compiling an app a minute ago? Ah well.

Probably /usr/local/bin or one of the other bin directories. You can su and do 'updatedb' and then 'locate mplayer' or do 'which mplayer' if it happens to be on the path, which it should be. If it is, you could just run it.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 11:12 PM   #9
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Yeah i know i'm jumping all over the place....sorry

I figured out the compiling and then i installed....and lost the files in the process
 
Old 07-13-2003, 11:31 PM   #10
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Well, did either of those commands help? It's actually hard to lose stuff on a Linux system. (Though I did lose an entire unpacked tarball of kernel source once. It was like I typed 'tar -xjvf linux-2.4.20.tar.bz2 > /dev/null' except I didn't.) *g*
 
Old 07-13-2003, 11:45 PM   #11
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yeah it worked great thanks again for the help


I'm slowly learning....
 
Old 07-14-2003, 01:50 AM   #12
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As am I

I think just about everyone is really, just on different levels of course.

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