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INSTALL file for the VLC media player
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More extensive information for *nix, Windows, Mac OS X and BeOS users can be found here: 
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http://developers.videolan.org/vlc/
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Bootstrapping VLC
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If you retrieved VLC from the SVN server and do not have a "configure"
script, please refer to the HACKING file.

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Configuring VLC
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A typical way to configure VLC is:
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   ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-wxwindows
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See `./configure --help' for more information.

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If you intend to debug stuff, you may want to compile with debugging
symbols:
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   make distclean ; ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-wxwindows --enable-debug
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Building VLC
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Have a look at the generated Makefile.opts file, you may want to choose
which modules will be compiled as plugins, and which ones will remain in
the core application. The configure script tries to guess for you.

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Once configured, run `make' to build VLC.
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Installing and running VLC
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You can install the VLC and its plugins by typing:
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   make install

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But you don't need to install it if you don't want to; VLC can be launched
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from the current directory as well:
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   ./vlc

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Building packages
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To build a Debian package, you need to get the packaging info
   svn co svn://svn.videolan.org/pkg-multimedia/unstable/vlc/debian debian 
and then
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   dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc


To build RedHat packages, use:

   rpm -ba vlc.spec

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To build an ipkg package (iPAQ familiar Linux), use:

   ipkg-buildpackage
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