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Old 07-08-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
Fedora_dude15
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Basic Installation Question


Hello. Im new to Linux Fedora Core 1, and I recently downloaded Linux Media Player. Im not sure how to install it though. Its a Bz2 instalation package. When I run the installer, nothing comes up. Would anyone have any knowlege what I would do to install it? thanks

Thanks a lot,
Robin
 
Old 07-08-2004, 06:16 PM   #2
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use bunzip2 filename.bz2 to unzip the data.
if resulting file is .tar, use tar -xvf *.tar to untar the fiel and then compile it(if it is source).

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Old 07-08-2004, 07:44 PM   #3
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if resulting file is .tar, use tar -xvf *.tar to untar the fiel and then compile it(if it is source).

Do I do this in the console? How do I do this? sry, its just Im not really familiar to linux, I got it about 4 days ago. The filename is "LMP.tar.Bz2" . Do i include the tar part when entering the filename? Thx a bunch

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Robin

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Old 07-08-2004, 08:08 PM   #4
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Yes, you use the console.

To compile and install something from source, do the following:

untar the archive to a folder
go to the folder
type ./configure
type make
type make install
 
Old 07-08-2004, 08:12 PM   #5
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In the console, run:

bunzip2 LMP.tar.Bz2
tar -xvf LMP.tar
cd LMP (may have slightly different directory name)
./configure
make
make install (as root)

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Old 07-08-2004, 08:13 PM   #6
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ok awesome. I got it installed. But when I click on the icon to run the program nothing happens.

Well thanks for the help,
Rob

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Old 07-08-2004, 09:23 PM   #7
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Try running it from a console and see what error messages you get. It may not be as much of a lost cause as it seems.

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