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Old 07-02-2003, 07:21 AM   #1
graffitici
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Angry damn i can't even install MPlayer


Hi all,

I have just begun my Linux journey with Redhat 9. I had previous experience with suse and stuff. I also read voraciously on the net about everything from the kernel to installing applications. Still i can't even install a media player called, well, MPlayer that will supposedly let me watch my divx movies (btw do you know any better apps for that job?).
Now i downloaded the source files , bunzipped and untarred it. On the first configure run it worked smoothly and created those Makefiles. Yet after reading the documentation, I learnt that in order to run it with a GUI, I had to use:
./configure --enable-gui

Ok, that's what i did, and here's the error i ran into:
Error: the GUI requires GTK (which was not found)
What is killing me is that GTK is installed!! When i do
rpm -qa |grep gtk
I get this:
gtk2-2.2.1-4
gnome-python2-gtkhtml2-1.99.14-5
authconfig-gtk-4.3.4-1
gtkam-0.1.7-3
gtk+-1.2.10-25
gtkhtml2-2.2.0-5
pygtk2-1.99.14-4
pygtk2-libglade-1.99.14-4
usermode-gtk-1.67-2
gtkhtml-1.1.8-5

So you see, even though it is installed, configure says it is not!! What is going on, please enlighten me.
Or maybe I am not clever enough for this linux fad???
 
Old 07-02-2003, 07:35 AM   #2
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it's not installed to allow to compile from source, you need to actually install the developement package, gtk+-1.2.10-devel which contains the header files and configuration scripts for gtk.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 08:11 AM   #3
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d'oh!

D'OH!
 
  


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