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Old 03-12-2009, 06:22 AM   #1
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software installation from source code

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i have configured yum on my system. I want to install xine player. i downloaded the tar.gz file from the sourceforge . when i was compliling it it was giving me an error libjs not found. i have downloaded libjs.tar.gz. but i dont know how to install it and where..
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If you have yum installed and it works correctly, then you don't need to bother with .tar.gz files, at least not for the most common cases. Running 'yum install xine' should list dependencies and problems, and if everything is available and confirmed, then installation takes place.

You will usually only need .tar.gz tarballs if a given software is not part of the current yum repositories. In that case you run 'tar -zxvf your.tar.gz', and all the following steps depend on the tarball contents. A tarball is only a packed and compressed set of files - it can be anything.

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i have run the command yum install xine but nothing happens afterb that. it shows no package found
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i have run the command yum install xine but nothing happens afterb that. it shows no package found
I don't know anything about yum but if it's like aptitude maybe you can do something like this:
yum search libxine
or whatever the equiavlent is and you'll get a list of libxine packages that you can select from.


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