I have compiled a deb of VLC 0.9.2 for ubuntu.
I'm posting a download for it here since the latest you can get from the ubuntu repositories is 0.8.6
RAPIDSHARE DOWNLOAD LINK
MEDIAFIRE DOWNLOAD LINK
Size is 16.4mb
Since the file size it to big to host it on the forum I hosted it on rapidshare and mediafire. If you know of a better hosting site just let me know and I'll upload it there.
Also hosting sites are nortorious for deleting a file after 90 days so if you come across this post and the link has expired just post a request for a new upload link and I'll take care of it.
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Donadagohvi (Cherokee for "Until we meet again")
You know this has sparked an idea for me. Perhaps a new thread should be started where forum members could upload any debs we have compiled from source that aren't readily available from the repositories.
Might be useful.Donadagohvi (Cherokee for "Until we meet again")
If they are under 6mb, some of them (not all of course) could be uploaded right here.
I'm afraid I'm still just building checkinstall debs, I haven't made the big leap to standalone binaries yet.
Everything still cool after your upgrade?
Yeah but mobo fried recently. Had to go to a backup computer. Just poped in my hard drives. Windows is completely fubared. A repair install didn't fix anything and chkdsk said there are unrecoverable errors. Going to have to reformat and reinstall windows. Ubuntu is still working like a champ though! Nice to have some programs (like wine and others) updated now that I am in hardy.Donadagohvi (Cherokee for "Until we meet again")
Too bad about your Mobo, Hope you have all you Windows OS, Driver, Software CD's handy, Linux really shines in that regard doesn't it!
I'm the opposite, as much as I like the general improvements and updates of Hardy, my Ardour recording setup which was built from source to run Windows VST plugins ( a long story I won't bore you with ) is pretty much unusable, it was working very well in Gutsy. I'm not sure what to do....I hate to admit it because I've spent a year trying but it's pretty difficult do Pro Audio without Windows at this point in time. Oh well... live n' learn!
Originally Posted by freebird73717
Depends: NOTICE THIS IS BLANK!!!!!!!!!!
Description: VLC mumbo jumboLinux _is_ user-friendly. It is not ignorant-friendly and idiot-friendly.
Well I guess that is my fault for not putting the depends in there. Checkinstall allows you to define the dependencies. I just neglected to put it inDonadagohvi (Cherokee for "Until we meet again")
You also included your src directory. If someone was to install this package, they'd end up with /home/steven/desktop/* owned by root:root
That's a good link on how to make a proper debian package.Linux _is_ user-friendly. It is not ignorant-friendly and idiot-friendly.
disturbed1, do you happen to know if the dependencies to be listed are "runtime" dependencies only?
Also I've found very little docs on checkinstall, are dependencies listed as they would be in debian apt?
(ie) Depends: libname libexample libthis libthat.... etc.
@freebird, have you seen this?
I was playing around with openSUSE 11.0 via VirtualBox (Linux Mint host with openSUSE guest) and it worked fairly well for being KDE 4.0 and they had the newest version of VLC media player available.
Why is it that Ubuntu (which Linux Mint is based on) often lacks newer builds of certain programs. I mean Ubuntu is supposed to be very popular so what gives???
Another thing ... I was able to install mplayer and the mplayer mozilla plug-in along with some libquicktime stuff via openSUSE 11.0 which made it possible to play some movie trailers via the Apple QuickTime Trailer site yet I can't get these to work under Linux Mint (I get a "upload to the newest Quicktime" msg). So again it appears openSUSE is more updated than Ubuntu.
Could it be because I'm still using Linux Mint 4.0 which is based on Ubuntu 7.10 aka "Gutsy Gibbon" instead of the newer Linux Mint based on the newer Ubuntu?
I mean hell there isn't even a Firefox 3.x in the repositories !!!
I have no clue how to compile shit *sigh*
- John "FulciLives" Coleman
Originally Posted by GMaq
here's a short list of some of the possible depends for vlc. This is for the 8.x version. 9.x has more as it now has qt4 support.
FFMPEG=r12920 # (20080523) latest recommended version is r12920 (20080523)
#WXGTK=2.8.7 # <-- does not work
X264_SAFE=20080301-2245 # In later versions nasm complains
# about 'function hidden'
X264=20080618-2245 # Needs yasm installed
I don't know too much about checkinstall. Checkinstall is fine for your local packages, that way you can install/uninstall with apt, as far as distributing, it's just a bad idea. Checkinstall also does not support symlinks properly. So if (vlc for example) a package has wxvlc symlinked to vlc, checkinstall usually doesn't support this correctly.Linux _is_ user-friendly. It is not ignorant-friendly and idiot-friendly.
Disturbed1 thanks, Always good to learn something new. I was just trying to pass this along to others as some people don't like to compile themselves. I appreciate the good reading materials and info that you always provide.
Here is the link for the info I used to compile 0.9.2 Click here
I had to change the name of a few libs to the current names to get it to compile.
Gmaq thanks for that link. I'll have to check it out.
Originally Posted by Fulci LivesDonadagohvi (Cherokee for "Until we meet again")
Actually the Firefox 3 betas were available in the Gutsy repos, Are you sure you have Gutsy proposed, partner, backports and/or multiverse repos enabled ?
As far as the packages being up to date, much of it depends on 3rd party packagers and whatever packages they handle. OpenSUSE does have a pretty good handle on the multimedia stuff with the PackMan repo. I used openSUSE 10.3 for a while last year and some of the packages were bleeding edge and some like Cinelerra were completely broken for months. I don't think any distro has the manpower to have the latest of everything at any given time....it's pretty much all volunteer labour!
You can also get Firefox for Linux straight from Mozilla here:
I really have no idea what to do with a *.tar.bz2 file which is what you get when you download it from the Firefox link provided.
Sorry but my Linux has pretty much been point and click thanks to modern versions of Linux.
I haven't a clue how to compile anything etc.
I'll just wait til I get a new HDD and install whatever the newest version of Mint is at that time.
Although I dare say Linux may loose me ... I'm very tempted to just go back to WinXP or even Vista ... almost everything I need is there and I'm constantly there anyway via VirtualBox.
I love Linux but the tools I need just don't exist for it. My new favorite tool being XVID4PSP and I couldn't live without it at this point.
- John "FulciLives" Coleman
OK I got a folder out of the *.tar.bz2 file I downloaded. The folder is called FIREFOX and has all this stuff in it but I have no idea what any of it is ... why can't they just make an EXE installer like on Windows? Must it be so hard?
Originally Posted by FulciLives
Tried to search the website (Linux Mint) but it's having issues at the moment. No forum, no wiki.
If/when you move back to Windows, don't forget to also install VirtualBox, so you can continue to experiment with Linux on top of Windows.Linux _is_ user-friendly. It is not ignorant-friendly and idiot-friendly.
I'm starting to be tempted to agree with you, I'm a little tired myself of distribution upgrades and lack of packages you want without compiling, Mint 4.0 and Gutsy of course are (well unfortunately "were") great versions of Linux. This whole "lets-throw-the-baby-out-with-the-bathwater" every 6 months is ludicrous. If you have been looking on distrowatch.com it's not only Ubuntu that is in such a panic.....what the hell is the hurry ?! Do we really need quarterly new versions of each given distro?
I am truly hoping that Ubuntu 8.04 being an LTS (Long Term Support) version means that it will continue to get current packages even though newer versions of Ubuntu will continue to be released every 6 months, Hopefully it will be the same for Linux Mint 5.0.
I do enjoy computers in my spare time and I've learned a lot about computers in the last year with Linux, but just maintaining an up to date usable Linux system is eating up way too much of my "life" time. If having to dist-upgrade every few months or having to learn to compile to keep your 6 month old "clunker" of a Linux OS up to date is what being a Linux user means, then I too am going to have to rethink what I'm doing.
Anyway back to your Firefox issue.
In your Firefox folder is there a install script that ends with a " .sh" or a Readme? Usually they throw you some kind of bone to get started.
Oh sure it comes with a readme file and this is it 100%:
For information about installing, running and configuring Firefox
including a list of known issues and troubleshooting information,
refer to: http://getfirefox.com/releases/
Please note that installing Firefox 3 will overwrite your existing installation of Firefox. You won’t lose any of your bookmarks or browsing history, but some of your extensions and other add-ons might not work until updates for them are made available.
Maybe I'm getting "too old" for this but my patience is wearing thin. I know I should just upgrade to Linux Mint 5.0 but I'm all out of HDD space and I see no real easy way of upgrading other than backing up my stuff to another HDD (which I don't currently have nor can afford at the moment) and wiping clean the existing HDD so as to do a clean install (of the updated Linux Mint 5.0).
I hate to say it but when I finally get that new HDD I think it very well may be back to WinXP for me also it is very possible I may be buying/building a new computer come the end of the year anyways so perhaps Vista is in my future (God help me) but I dare say as cool as it is ... my Linux days may soon be over.
Then again I may just go ahead and install Linux Mint 5.0 with WinXP in a VirtualBox *shrugs* because like you say Linux Mint 5.0 is based on the LTS version of Ubuntu and the Linux Mint team said they will be keeping 5.0 up-to-date since it is the LTS version.
- John "FulciLives" Coleman
Well I just found the following: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Installing+Firefox+on+Linux
So far it really isn't helping much though ...
*** UPDATE ***
OK in the FIREFOX folder is a file called, "FIREFOX" and all you have to do is click it and a menu of options comes up and I select "RUN" and Firefox 3.0.3 pops open and all my links from Firefox 2.x are there but it feels weird starting it this way. Firefox 2.x is still what I get when I click on my Firefox icon in the menu and my new Firefox 3.x icon is just a weird looking blue diamond shaped box. Not very "integrated" plus I don't know if all my plug-ins work (although I went to youtube.com and the videos there did work).