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Old 01-31-2005, 04:50 PM   #1
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Installing software from tarballs


Up to now I have installed software via RPMs. Tonight I have tried (and I think succeeded thanks to artanicus) to install Xine from a tarball, but I think I have stumbled at the last hurdle.

I have downloaded, unpacked, configured and finally installed both Xine lib and Xine-ui. There are no error messages and, from my limited understanding, it should be installed to /usr/local/lib. Once completed, I expected a shortcut on the start menu (forgive to windowisms) to run Xine. Sadly it is not there. I have had a look in the /usr/local/lib directory and all I can see are a few folders and some symbolic links (so files?).

The only software I have managed to install on this system has come from RPMs but this is very tempramental, often failing with dependency problems. I thought I would try doing it properly. But no such luck. Any advice would be much appreciated.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 05:04 PM   #2
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"I expected a shortcut on the start menu (forgive to windowisms) to run Xine. Sadly it is not there."

You can use the menu editor to put Xine on the menu. If you are running KDE right click on the KDE menu and select the menu editor.


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Old 02-01-2005, 09:14 AM   #3
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"I expected a shortcut on the start menu (forgive to windowisms) to run Xine. Sadly it is not there."

You can use the menu editor to put Xine on the menu. If you are running KDE right click on the KDE menu and select the menu editor.


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Old 02-01-2005, 01:58 PM   #4
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Hmm - if you are using KDE, rightclick on the desktop, select CREATE NEW and then LINK TO APPLICATION. Type xine and press ENTER.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 03:11 PM   #5
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Most applications that are installed in /usr/local don't automatically appear in the menu unless they have created a symlink to /usr. So in GNOMe or GDE, you need to edit the menu yourself, or in the case of KDE, you can search for new packages using their application finder.
 
  


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