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Old 07-22-2006, 02:23 AM   #1
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Install Xine


I am trying to install Xine on Ret Hat Linux ES 4.
I have complied xine-lib succesfully..
However, when I tried to complie "xine-ui-0.99.4" I get the following error

"checking for XINE-LIB version >= 1.0.0... no
*** Could not run XINE test program, checking why...
*** The test program compiled, but did not run. This usually means
*** that the run-time linker is not finding XINE or finding the wrong
*** version of XINE. If it is not finding XINE, you'll need to set your
*** LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable, or edit /etc/ to point
*** to the installed location Also, make sure you have run ldconfig if that
*** is required on your system
*** If you have an old version installed, it is best to remove it, although
*** you may also be able to get things to work by modifying LD_LIBRARY_PATH
configure: error: *** You should install xine-lib first ***

Do I need to install any additional plugin? What to do in this situation?

Please help!!

Chandan k.
Old 07-22-2006, 02:32 AM   #2
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It probably would be easier to install rpms. You can get the latest xine rpms from .
Old 07-22-2006, 02:57 AM   #3
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I guess you have to recompile and install a new version of xine-lib. That's the only choice you have to be able to use xine.

Edit: sorry i haven't read reddaz's post. you can use rpms too btw.
Edit2: Can I ask.. what distro are you using?

Last edited by konsolebox; 07-22-2006 at 03:08 AM.
Old 07-22-2006, 04:28 AM   #4
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Edit2: Can I ask.. what distro are you using?
RHEL 4.x. Its right in the first sentence of the post.
Old 07-22-2006, 08:01 PM   #5
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I have run into this compiling Xine in Debian and Ubuntu. See if you have the file /etc/
If you do add this line to the file:
If you don't, create your own file in /etc with the line:
Then as root run the command
Now compile xine-ui and it will be able to find the xine-lib that you compiled and is installed at /usr/local/lib
You may want to read this from the xine faq:

I hope this works for you, Xine is a very nice media player.


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