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Old 09-20-2005, 03:10 PM   #1
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trying to install xmms, don't know how to start

I am running FC4 on an HP Compaq nx9010 laptop.

So, I heard that xmms is a lot like winamp, so I downloaded it and there's an open brown bx on by desktop. I double click it and it brings up a list of items. I view the readme to learn how to install it, and it says this:

These libraries are needed to compile XMMS.

gtk/glib 1.2.2 or better.

For libc5 users, you also need to obtain,

gnu gettext 0.10 (use configure --with-gnu-gettext)

linuxthreads 0.71

Thread safe Xlibs (at least aware) (thread aware)

What does this mean? Do I need these? I try to follow the readme and type "cd xmms-1.2.8" but it doesn't work. it says "no such file or directory"

What do I do? Am I missing something?
Old 09-20-2005, 03:21 PM   #2
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On Fedora Core, you should install software with Yum from the Fedora repositories whenever it's available. (And even if it's not you should generally get RPMs instead of compiling from source.) For example, if xmms is not already installed, you can install it with
yum install xmms
(note: to get MP3 support you need to install some other packages)
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If you do want to go the compile route (for various reasons, such as speed or customization), I imagine that FC4 includes all those dependencies, so you should be able to do a ./configure && make && make install (at least I could on Slackware). If you do ./configure --help you can see some switches that might interest you.
Good luck.
Old 09-21-2005, 01:47 AM   #4
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If you do want to go the compile route (for various reasons, such as speed or customization), I imagine that FC4 includes all those dependencies
You'll need to install the -devel companions to all those packages. Eg. for gtk install gtk-devel, glib-devel if you want to compile it.

The fedora FAQ explains howto get MP3 support:
Old 09-21-2005, 02:21 AM   #5
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the xmms come along with FC4 itself ,
put u r cd and go to system setting>add/remove program
in that go sound and audio click the detail and search for xmms
check it and update that's it.
and the icon will be showed in sound & audio
or u can type xmms in command prompt

hopes this help
Old 09-21-2005, 07:44 AM   #6
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As much as I love FC4 it can be a pain with things like mplayer and xmms. They are not really a problem to install but they do take a little time to get right. You can get RPM's for both on the freshrpms webpage and then installation is simple but to get them working with wma's and mp3 etc you will be required to install the correct codecs which can normally be found with the orignal rpm's. Using yum as suggested for the primary install is a good idea as it will resolve any missing dependencies for you failing that apt is also supported in FC4 and will do the same (can be installed from add/remove software).
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