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
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.)
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