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What is the code to compile ??

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  1. startmenu

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    I have this vlc-binary.tar.gz file . What is the code to install vlc player in my fedora core 4
    machine :?:
     
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    Untar the file first with,

    # tar -xzf vlc-binary.tar.gz

    It seems to be a binary file and NOT source. May be you have to just untar it to a dir and run ./vlc to use it !! :roll:
    But vlc compilation is a nasty headache!! May be you are better off using binaries.

    In that case do a
    # mv vlc-foldername /usr/local/vlc
    # ln -s /usr/local/vlc/vlc /usr/bin/vlc

    This creates a symbolic link to the vlc program to the /usr/bin directory so that you can run it from anywhere, however you will still need wxwidgets to run it in gui mode. Vlc is quite decent in command line nyways. Use vlc --enable-gui to run it in GUI mode.

    If you still want to install from source, Go here, and follow the instructions as it is. You need to fetch and compile several packages for it to compile properly! Especially take a note at the options for the ./configure there, Cut down a few if you have problems compiling them.

    http://developers.videolan.org/vlc/nix-compile.html
     
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