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Old 01-24-2002, 07:12 PM   #1
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can someone give me the step by step to installing xine for mandrake 8.1. i dont know how to install a linux prog at all, so detail might be most helpful.
Old 01-24-2002, 11:04 PM   #2
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check out the xine page at sourceforge - they've got the downloads, tarballs, rpms, how-to's ect. it's just a matter of downloading it and installing it.
Old 01-25-2002, 12:30 AM   #3
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1. go to htto://, go to the releases section, dowload the latest xine-ui and xine-lib tarballs

2. from the command line in the same directory that you saved xine-lib, execute the following command

tar -zxvf ./xine-lib-0.9.8.tar.gz
cd ./xine-lib
#*root password and enter*
make install

#then exit the root shell
cd ../
tar -zxvf ./xine-ui-0.9.8.tar-gz
cd ./xine-ui
#*root password and press enter*
make install

Old 01-27-2002, 11:01 PM   #4
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hi i done that but i get the following error:

checking for XINE-LIB version >= 0.9.4... no
*** The xine-config script installed by XINE could not be found
*** If XINE was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the XINE_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to xine-config.
configure: error: *** You should install xine-lib first ***

i have read the FAQ file and the howto but i can't get it to work .

I went to /etc/ and added /usr/local/lib to the next line and saved it.

I have even tried the :
export PATH="$prefix/bin:$PATH"
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="$prefix/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH"

without the prefix/bin because i copied and untarred the files from /usr/local/src.

i have no idea what i am doing wrong and it doesn't want to work.

thanks in advance
Old 01-28-2002, 03:30 AM   #5
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Just a few things, after you added /usr/local/lib to /etc/ did you run /sbin/ldconfig again?

Sometimes after getting an error in the configure file you have to clear the configure cache before running the configure script again. The easiest way is to rm the source tree and unpack the source tarball again. But you could also run ls *cache* which might help you find the right file (doesn't always work).

If it still gives problems you can force it to look in the right directory. Assuming you used the defaults when installing the xine-lib it will get installed in /usr/local. So run the config file with the following switch --prefix=/usr/local

If it still doesn't work after that and you are sure the xine-lib files are present in the right location and they are the right version, then you've got a real problem. You could try editing the config script to get it past that problem and maybe send an update to the maintainers why it wasn't finding the library files.


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