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Old 04-02-2006, 11:16 AM   #1
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mplayer ./configure error

i have gcc 4.0.2 or something like it on my linux and when i configure mplayer it says that i have to have a lower version of gcc installed sohuld i try to downgrade the version of gcc or should i just tell it to not look for gcc?
Old 04-02-2006, 01:57 PM   #2
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You don't say what your distro is, but most have some kind of package manager that will install programs, and deal with any dependencies that you might need. Unless there's a particular reason you want to compile mplayer, it would probably be easiest to install it this way.

For future reference I'd also recommend you be more specific than "gcc 4.0.2 or something like it" in your posting.
Old 04-02-2006, 02:51 PM   #3
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sorry im useing ubento or how ever it is spelled
Old 04-02-2006, 02:56 PM   #4
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Then you can either use the terminal and type sudo apt-get install mplayer or go into synaptic, select to install mplayer and click apply.
Old 04-02-2006, 03:07 PM   #5
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Using the package manager is a good idea - but if you can't get a package for mplayer, have a look at It's intended for Fedora 4/5 users who have gcc versions 3 & 4 installed and lets you force version 3 to be used for mplayer. The step for for forcing the gcc version isn't specific to Fedora...
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What I did was download gcc 3.4.6 and then ocourse install it. This takes a while just leave it be it will finish eventually. CD to MPlayer directory. Run ./configure --cc=gcc346 . That will compile MPlayer for you. You may need to su and login with the root permissions to install. Can't remember.


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