Benjamin Sher wrote:
Dear friends: I configured the Mplayer-1.0pre3 source tarball successfully. No error messages of any sort. (/configure --enable-gui --enable-win32). I was then told to proceed with "make". And, suddently, this is what happens: sher@Dell:~/L-Files/Downloads/Mplayer/MPlayer-1.0pre3$ make make: Nothing to be done for `all'. sher@Dell:~/L-Files/Downloads/Mplayer/MPlayer-1.0pre3$ Same if I do "make" as root: Dell:/home/sher/L-Files/Downloads/Mplayer/MPlayer-1.0pre3# make make: Nothing to be done for `all'. Dell:/home/sher/L-Files/Downloads/Mplayer/MPlayer-1.0pre3# I tried several times and I keep getting this same message. What does this mean, please? Why can't I "make" the mplayer executable? I would appreciate your help in troubleshooting this puzzling development. Thank you so much.
You are wasting your time. The MPlayer sources are arleady debianized. As long as you have the debian package building packages (debmake, dh-make, debhelper, and dpkg-dev, I think) you can do this: $ tar jkf MPlayer-1.0pre3.tar.bz2 $ cd MPlayer-1.0pre3 $ fakeroot debian/rules binary OR $ fakeroot dpkg-buildpackage $ cd .. $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb -Roberto
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