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Old 02-27-2002, 12:00 AM   #1
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Unhappy Problems install Xine

Im kinda of lost when I try to install the program.....
First it tells me I need to download two files
then I untar the two files
$ tar xvzf xine-lib.x.y.z.tar.gz
$ tar xvzf xine-ui.x.y.z.tar.gz
Then it says I must install the lib first
did that
cd xine-lib.x.x.
make install
cd xine-ui.x.x
***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*** BUT I DID THIS?
What I really don't understand is how to set this LIBRARY PATH.... Could some
explain what im doing wrong?

WHen I install a program where does it usually goes to?
Old 02-27-2002, 02:20 AM   #2
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I just installed Xine the other day and I believe you need to follow this HowTo:

This came from it:
IMPORTANT! Before you can compile xine-ui, you may need to inform your system of the location of the xine libraries, you may need to set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable to the directory you installed the Xine library and/or run the ldconfig program. For example, if you had installed xine-lib to /usr/local, you may need to enter the following command before compiling xine-ui.

$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

I think I typed that export command from the commandline prompt and I also typed the ldconfig before compiling the xine_ui file.

Good luck and keep us informed!
Old 02-27-2002, 04:01 AM   #3
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Whenever you are trying to meet dependencies you must make sure the your /etc/ file has:


if so now you should install them in the correct order as specified and after each install type ldconfig and enter, this will refresh the linux libs.

Try that and let me know what happens.
Old 02-27-2002, 08:32 PM   #4
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Thank you LinuxGod that worked but the thing is that its not documented.... Cause I did
try to at least figure it out before I ask a question. But how did you know to do that?
Old 07-09-2003, 12:31 PM   #5
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compiler problems with Xine

hello Gents,

i also ran into similar problems, and had them resolved...
however, I cannot get past the 'make' with the xine-ui on my redhat 9 box...

i have gone to all this trouble to get it to work, but have found myself stuck, and no one has posted the same problem on the net -- maybe one of you guys can help:

this is the compiler error:

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lXext
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[4]: *** [xine] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/kevin/xine-ui-0.9.21/src/xitk'
make[3]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/kevin/xine-ui-0.9.21/src/xitk'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/kevin/xine-ui-0.9.21/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/kevin/xine-ui-0.9.21'
make: *** [all] Error 2

anyone have any suggestions? it appears to me that i am missing Xext, but im not sure, cause I cannot find it anywhere...and im not sure that will resolve the issue.,,.. anyone have this error in teh past?

any help would be appreciated!


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