From: Benjamin Sher <delphi123@ze...> - 2006-04-04 19:07:33
Dear Kevin and friends:
Using PCLINUXOS .92 (KDE 3.5.2)
The mplayerplugin used by PCLINUXOS is out of date (2.3.15). So I've
decided to try to install the latest 3.21 version of the mplayerplug-in
on my own but as safely as possible. I am almost there. Here is what I did:
1) I decided to uninstall the mplayerplugin 2.3.15 in Synaptic. Nothing
else. I was told by a forum member that our current version of mplayer
is good enough for the new 3.21 plugin issued on Feb. 12.
2) I installed directly from Synaptic the following:
I then downloaded the tar.gz source file of mplayerplugin from the
author's site at:
I untarred the file and then tried to install it from the console.
Installing the plugin by tar.gz should mean that it is customized for my
system, it finds mplayer and its dependencies on its own and should play
normally once it's installed. In other words (I hope), there should be
no conflicts, especially since I uninstalled the older version of the
plugin in Synaptic.
The Synaptic installations of mozilla, mozilla-dev and firefox-dev are
all standard. I installed them because they were demanded by the
"configure" script of mplayerplugin the first time I ran it.
With these installed (a total of around 100 MB, by the way), I repeated
the "configure" procedure. This time it ran fine. But I ran into a snag
concerning a certain file in "make". I would very much appreciate your
help in resolving this issue. Here is a screenshot showing exactly what
the error is in the "make" script:
I would appreciate your advice and help in completing this installation
of the latest plugin.
I think that installing a customized version with the tar.gz file is
better than trying to force the latest mandrive rpm, which was suggested
by some members of the forum. You never know what the consequences are
down the road.
What is your professional opinion? If this works out, it might help
others who may also want to upgrade, not just this time but also in the
future. This will allow us users to take charge of some of our
installation issues on our own without jeopardizing the overall
integrity and stability and reliablity of PCLinuxOS.
Thank you so much.