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    Installing Songbird

    I'm trying to install Songbird and have followed the instructions outlined here - http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/install-tarballs/ but this is what I'm getting:

    Code:
    ana@Cortana:~$ cd /home/ana/Desktop
    ana@Cortana:~/Desktop$ tar zxf Songbird_1.2.0-1146_linux-i686.tar.gz
    ana@Cortana:~/Desktop$ cd Songbird
    ana@Cortana:~/Desktop/Songbird$ ./configure
    bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
    ana@Cortana:~/Desktop/Songbird$ make
    make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
    ana@Cortana:~/Desktop/Songbird$
    What am I doing wrong?

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    Re: Installing from tar.gz

    Why don't you go to GetDeb, download the appropriate .deb file, and then double-click it?
    http://www.getdeb.net/app/Songbird

    More details here:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Songbird

    P.S. ./configure doesn't work because Songbird's .tar.gz is a compressed file with a precompiled binary inside. It is not source code to be compiled.

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    Re: Installing from tar.gz

    Thank you for the tip, I wasn't aware of that website. It won't load at the moment for whatever reason, but once it does, I'll make full use of it.
    Thanks again!

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    Wink Re: Installing Songbird

    You'll need to remove libvisual-0.4-plugins from Synaptic Package Manager for Songbird to start, the reason being is that there is a conflict with Songbird and libvisual-0.4-plugins which has been well documented un the Songbird forum: Songbird - Libvisual Plugin problems

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    Re: Installing Songbird

    I am running Songbird currently on Koala.

    I downloaded from their website, unpacked the tar-ball that was saved to my system. To get it to run all I had to type was ./songbird All worked perfectly. I had to manually create the shortcut on my panel, but other than that no problems.

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    Re: Installing Songbird

    is there a repositories for songbird? i know they released a beta 1.4.

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    Wink Re: Installing Songbird

    There is a PPA for Songbird, which is a daily build. You will need to open up Software Sources click Third Party tab and add the following two lines.





    Once you have added them to the Third Party tab, click Close, then click Reload. At this point you may encounter an error, don't worry as this is normal. Once completely out of Software Sources go to Terminal and enter this command:

    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 5719E347


    Then enter this command in Terminal:

    sudo apt-get update


    Now go to Synaptic Package Manager and click Mark All Upgrades, then click Apply

    You will then find Songbird in the Sound & Video sub-menu.
    Last edited by scouser73; November 6th, 2009 at 10:34 PM.

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    Re: Installing Songbird

    thanks

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    Re: Installing Songbird

    As of now (Jan 2010), I had to manually remove the following libs from my install directory, eg. /opt/Songbird

    "Remove all files from the Songbird/lib directory that start with libgst:
    Code:
    libgstaudio-0.10.so
    libgstinterfaces-0.10.so
    libgstrtp-0.10.so
    libgstbase-0.10.so
    libgstnet-0.10.so
    libgstrtsp-0.10.so
    libgstcdda-0.10.so
    libgstnetbuffer-0.10.so
    libgstsdp-0.10.so
    libgstcontroller-0.10.so
    libgstpbutils-0.10.so
    libgsttag-0.10.so
    libgstdataprotocol-0.10.so
    libgstreamer-0.10.so
    libgstvideo-0.10.so
    libgstfft-0.10.so
    libgstriff-0.10.so"
    Was mentioned here by chokeumut.

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    Lightbulb Re: Installing Songbird

    To get it to work for me (Ubuntu 10.04), I went here:

    http://developer.songbirdnest.com/builds/trunk/latest/

    (Listed in the "Solved" Thread about Songbird)

    1. Downloaded the "Songbird_1.10.0a-1859_linux-i686.tar.gz" file
    2. Extracted to Desktop
    3. Double click on the "songbird-bin" file

    After it installs, you can delete the extracted folder form your desktop!

    ...so glad I wiped Vista from my Toshiba!

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