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Re: Where are GTK devel packages?

Thomas H. George wrote:

> I am trying to run fakeroot debian/rules binary to install mplayer.
> The program aborts with the message, " the GUI requires GTK devel
> packages (which were not found)"
> My setup is Sarge with XWindows started with gdm but I probably do
> not have the whole Gnome package installed as I normally use icewm. I
> don't need a lot of bells and whistles as the programs I use:
> openoffice, xfig, gimp, cups, pysol and mozilla work fine but I would
> like to add mplayer-plugin to watch TV clips.

You can see exactly what packages are required to build mplayer by
looking for the line beginning with "Build-Depends:" (and maybe also a
line beginning with "Build-Depends-Indep:") in the
mplayer-<version>/debian/control file.  I'd guess you at least need to
install libgtk2.0-dev.

But are you aware that Christian Marillat (a Debian developer) has
already created unofficial Debian packages of mplayer?  As root, add the
following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sarge main
deb-src ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sid main

then run "apt-get update ; apt-get install mplayer-386 mozilla-mplayer"
and you should be all set.  (Note: you can install mplayer-586 or
mplayer-k6 instead of mplayer-386 to get a version more optimized for
your system, depending on your CPU.)


Kevin B. McCarty <kmccarty@princeton.edu>   Physics Department
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