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Old 06-02-2006, 12:04 AM   #31
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No I did not make them from the scripts, I assumed (and you know what happens when you do that) since I couldnt get the slack-pack to work on my zip slack install, that the scripts may have been written the same and might not work. So I did a make from the latest stable source, and then made my slack package. Forgot to go ahead and put in my WPA only to come back to the pc a while later and delete the sources of the madwifi.....install some other stuff then realize I needed WPA ....can you say oopsie! hahah.

well for a trial run, i 'remade' from source the madwifi drivers, and then just ran 'make' on the wpa supplicant and copied over the files; and fortunately it works.

I wonder? if I could just tar the two folders (e.g. wpa & madwifi sources that I used to do make) and if I ever need to reinstall, just un-tar them to the folder I made them in. Well no real big deal, they don't take too long to make even on my slow laptop thank god.

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Old 06-02-2006, 12:35 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Alien Bob
I run a 2.6.16.14 kernel with udev, but I am using PiterPUNK's version at http://piterpunk.info02.com.br/extra/ but with some additional network tweaks that Piter is going to add to his next release.
Eric
Oh by the way, that UDEV really frightens me. Tho my laptop does have the 2.6.15.3 kernel, I should be OK to go, but I think that's a little over my head and under my feet at this point in the game.

I'd give it a try on my desktop, but I have an ATI card and their drivers I cannot get to work past any 2.6.14 series. I tried slack current with your scripts, but I get version mismatch errors for the driver vs. xorg. Most likely an ATI driver bug for my specific video card.

Maybe it will be turned on by default w/slack in next version? Bye for now.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 02:20 PM   #33
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Hi all,

I have two questions regarding package:

1. will this install on any pc in the house? or will it require that each pc has the same audio, video, mobo as the computer I compiled on and the same kernel too?

2. also if I had config'd and compiled in my home folder, then make install as root. If i ever restore the pc from an image let's say, do i have to copy my configured sources the files i used to make into a /home/fogie directory like I did when I made it. I guess what I'm asking is, can sources for tough programs be deleted? Or do I need to keep them around just in case?

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Old 06-03-2006, 05:28 PM   #34
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will this install on any pc in the house? or will it require that each pc has the same audio, video, mobo as the computer I compiled on and the same kernel too? Is that why mplayer says at their site that it really should be compiled on each pc?
I think for the most part you will be OK. The reason why they ask you to compile on every machine is because MPlayer decides what functionality it add in based on what it finds in the configure. If you it on a machine that doesn't have something that another machine does, the other machine will not be able to use it as well.
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I found it interesting that the skins and fonts did not configure correctly and I had to create a symlink to them. See below for details
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From the MPlayer README

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STEP6: Installing a GUI skin
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Unpack the archive and put the contents in /usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/ or
~/.mplayer/Skin/. MPlayer will use the skin in the subdirectory named default
of /usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/ or ~/.mplayer/Skin/ unless told otherwise via
the '-skin' switch. You should therefore rename your skin subdirectory or make
a suitable symbolic link.
This is a matter of preference but I used './configure --prefix=/usr/local' since MPlayer looks for all of it's supporting files in '/usr/local' If you want to put in '/usr' instead, it looks like you will need to pass some extra options in the configure. './configure --help' will usually give you a full list of options.

This is also a matter of prefence but maybe you will like...
I wanted to put all of the skins/codecs/fonts in my MPlayer package, so I put the stuff in the correct locations first to build mplayer correctly, but when I was done building, I just moved all the support files into the correct locations in my MPlayer build directory and then created the package. This way I only have to install one thing to get all the extra stuff in MPlayer working.

Have fun package-making!
...drkstr

Last edited by drkstr; 06-03-2006 at 05:30 PM.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 09:07 PM   #35
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drkstr thanks for the tip. I was wondering how that might be done to "bundle" other files into my home brewed packages.

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