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INSTALL file for vlc, the VideoLAN Client


Building VideoLAN
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A typical way to configure vlc is:
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   ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-gnome --with-sdl
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See `./configure --help' for more information.

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Then, run `make' to build vlc.
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Here is a shortcut to copy-paste for a complete build:
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   make distclean 2>/dev/null ; ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-gnome \
      --enable-fb --with-glide --with-ggi --with-sdl --enable-esd \
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      --enable-alsa --enable-mga --enable-gtk --enable-qt && make

If you intend to debug stuff, you may want to disable optimizations:

   make distclean 2>/dev/null ; ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-gnome \
      --enable-fb --with-glide --with-ggi --with-sdl --enable-esd \
      --enable-alsa --enable-mga --enable-gtk --enable-qt \
      --disable-optimizatons && make
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Installing and running VideoLAN
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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
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 may use:

   dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc


To build RedHat packages, use:

   rpm -ba vlc.spec