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INSTALL file for the VLC media player
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More extensive information for *nix, Windows and Mac OS X users can be
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found here: http://wiki.videolan.org/Compile_VLC

People installing VLC for Windows from source MUST read:
http://wiki.videolan.org/Win32Compile
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Bootstrapping VLC
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If you retrieved VLC from the git server and do not have yet a "configure"
script, please run:

    ./bootstrap
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Configuring VLC
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A typical way to configure VLC is:
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   ./configure
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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 --enable-debug
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We recommend using GCC to build VLC, though some people reported success
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with the Intel C compiler (version 8) as well. GCC version 4.8 or higher is
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required. On older systems (e.g. FreeBSD 4.x), 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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   git clone git://git.debian.org/pkg-multimedia/vlc.git debian
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and then
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   git-buildpackage