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Old 02-21-2003, 04:53 PM   #1
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mplayer problem

hey guys,

i wanted to install mplayer soi downloaded the mplayer.tar file
and did
./configure it worked then i did ./make it worked but when i type make install it works for a few
seconds and then i get
install -c -m 644 DOCS/mplayer.1 /usr/local/man/man1/mplayer.1
install: cannot stat `DOCS/mplayer.1': No such file or directory
make: *** [install] Error 1
i really dont know what this means can some one help me out??
Old 02-21-2003, 05:52 PM   #2
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Are you running the final make install as root? The easiest/safest way is to run su -c 'make install' . It will ask for root's password, then run the command 'make install' as root.

Otherwise, you can su to become root, then run the make install, the exit to go back to your original user account.


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