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INSTALL file for vlc, the VideoLAN Client


Building VideoLAN
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A typical way to configure the vlc is :

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   ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-gnome --with-sdl
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For a full compilation, you may try :

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   ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-gnome --enable-fb \
           --with-glide --with-ggi --with-sdl --enable-esd --enable-alsa
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See `./configure --help' for more information.

Then, run `make', and `make install' to install it.


To build a Debian package, you may use :

   dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc


To build RedHat packages, use :

   rpm -ba vlc.spec


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Here's a shortcut to copy-paste to do a clean build :

   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 && make
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Installing and running VideoLAN
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You can install the vlc and its plugins by typing :

   make install

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

   ./vlc