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Thread: Xine on Fedora Core 2

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004

    Xine on Fedora Core 2

    i am new to linux and im trying to get xine working

    i unpacked and follwed the standard "./configue, make, make all install" instructions for both of the .tar.gz files i downloaded from the Xine website.
    theses are the file names:


    i was sure to add that line to that one file and i also entered the
    "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH" command
    just to be sure.

    i thought everything went fine so i went to the command line and type "xine" and pressed enter.
    it successfully opened and i saw the skins show up.
    think that it was ok i closed the command terminal and then xine closed too.(im not sure if i need to keep the command line open)

    so i went into the terminl again and typed "xine" and pressed enter like before but this time it does not open xine and displays the following message:

    xine: error while loading shared libraries: libxine.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    im stumped and im not sure what to do to fix this...
    ---please help
    thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    When you have a command window open and you are in X executing a program like Xine, Emacs, anything in the gui pretty much type a space and then "&" after the command. You will see that you are able to enter commands in the prompt again and are able to shut the prompt out without killing the program. Neat, huh? On the Xine side have you ever thought about using RPM files? Under RedHat since I am a newbie also I find that it seems easier to install things with RPM. Here are some links to help you with getting the RPM's and on how to install Xine:


    Well I hope that helps you a bit. Good Luck!

  3. #3
    For users on redhat 7-9, Fedora core 1 and two, you should most certainly be taking advantage of the apt-get program for redhat/fedora.


    The apt-get program provides an update and installation service for rpm packages precompiled for your particular distrobution. Example:

    apt-get update - will update all rpm list files (in short) as to what new packages are avalaible, including entire system updates

    apt-get upgrade - will upgrade all packages to their newest versions

    apt-get install packagename - will search the repository (read the FAQ link above) for the said package name, download it, check depedencies, and install it.

    So, read the FAQ, and use the Dag Apt repository according to the directions on the FAQ. It will save you a ton of trouble, and I place full trust in Dag's packages for both official upgrades (he mirrors from redhat servers) and 3rd party packages (like xine)

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