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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
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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-debug
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We recommend using GCC to build VLC, though some people reported success
with the Intel C compiler (version 8) as well. GCC version 3.3 or higher is
required. On older systems (e.g. FreeBSD 4.x, BeOS), please select a more
recent version manually by setting the CC and CXX environment variables
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appropriately while running the ./configure shell script.

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Building VLC
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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
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   svn co svn://svn.debian.org/pkg-multimedia/videolan/vlc/debian debian 
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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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