MPlayer source compiling

Dieter Schicker dieter.schicker at
Sat Sep 9 22:25:07 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-09-10 at 02:18 +0530, Gayal wrote:
> I downloaded the MPlayer Source code and all the libraries.
> I wanted to compile this. but my Ubuntu box do not have gcc in
> built(How do i know whether it's there or not)
> is gcc Makefile works??
> -- 
> Gayal Rupasinghe 
> "The willingness to make a commitment even when results are unknown."

You have to install the "gcc" package. Either with synaptic or with
"sudo apt-get install gcc" or with "sudo aptitude install gcc"
or ... ;-))))

To check whether it's installed or not you could do:

dpkg --get-selections | grep gcc

or search in synaptic.

Another question: Do you really have to install it from _source_? If
not, mplayer is in the Ubuntu repositories - I can't tell in which one
exactly. But just enable "multiverse" and "universe" in the synaptic
repositories menu, hit reload and then you can install the mplayer in a


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