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INSTALL file for the VLC media player
More extensive information for *nix, Windows, Mac OS X and BeOS users can be found here:
http://developers.videolan.org/vlc/
Bootstrapping VLC
=================
If you retrieved VLC from the SVN server and do not have a "configure"
script, please refer to the HACKING file.
Configuring VLC
===============
A typical way to configure VLC is:
./configure --prefix=/usr
See `./configure --help' for more information.
If you intend to debug stuff, you may want to compile with debugging
symbols:
make distclean ; ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-debug
We recommend using GCC to build VLC, though some people reported success
with the Intel C compiler (version 8) as well. GCC version 3.3 or higher is
required. On older systems (e.g. FreeBSD 4.x, BeOS), please select a more
recent version manually by setting the CC and CXX environment variables
appropriately while running the ./configure shell script.
Building VLC
============
Once configured, run `make' to build VLC.
Installing and running VLC
==========================
You can install the VLC and its plugins by typing:
make install
But you don't need to install it if you don't want to; VLC can be launched
from the current directory as well:
./vlc
Building packages
=================
To build a Debian package, you need to get the packaging info
svn co svn://svn.debian.org/pkg-multimedia/videolan/vlc/debian debian
and then
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc
To build RedHat packages, use:
rpm -ba vlc.spec
To build an ipkg package (iPAQ familiar Linux), use:
ipkg-buildpackage
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