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Old 09-16-2004, 12:32 AM   #1
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Which directory do you re-compile from?

I am running Suse 9.1. When I run MPlayer, I get a message to the effect that I am running in CPU detect mode, and I should re-compile MPlayer with an option that will eliminate CPU detect. I think I can re-compile using .config, make, and make install, IF I am in the right directory. How do I find out where to start?
Old 09-16-2004, 01:16 AM   #2
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mingdao@paul:~$ whereis mplayer

Probably something like /usr/bin/mplayer but I don't have that app.

But you asked where to recompile it, sorry. Now, mind you, I run
Slack and it ain't the same as SuSE, but let's give her a go...

You can compile from just about anywhere. A lot of times I just do
it in ~/ and then use "checkinstall" rather than "make install" and that
creates a package for me. So from source we just untar the app,
then cd to it's directory, and read it's README and INSTALL files.
They will tell you how to, and then issue as normal user
su -c "checkinstall"
and enter the root password
and afterwards I "rm -rf <directory>" since I don't need that anymore
and move my package checkinstall created to where I store them.

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Old 09-16-2004, 01:33 AM   #3
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I think I can re-compile using .config, make, and make install, IF I am in the right directory.
THats the way you do it. Download the mplayer source file and compile it as config, make, and make install (works for me on redhat). Also before you compile it remove the current installation of mplayer.

Hope this helps dude


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