I really dislike amaroK 2.x.....it's ugly and with less functionality. So I tried compiling amarok 1.4.10 from source, that's what you got to do in order to compile it WITH Wikipedia support (wich stopped functionning due to a code update in the Wikipedia website):
Download the needed files from http://rapidshare.com/files/27845421...ig.tar.gz.html
(You can also find them yourself but i have everything ready for you).
First you need to install the ammarok common and the xine engine:
Install them according to your system architecture,those files and th are included in the Amarok1.4.10.tar.gz (also I included the *i386 files).
Then we need to install the dependencies, those were calculated for an ubuntu 8.10 installation wich is the last version that amarok 1.4.10 were available via synaptic.
Open a terminal and insert:
Next step is to downgrade libmtp-dev and libmtp8 in order to compile successfully (don't worry thei will be updated llater from the update manager and amarok will not stop functioning).
sudo apt-get install cdbs comerr-dev diffstat fdupes gawk gettext-kde kdelibs4-dev kdesdk-scripts libaa1-dev libacl1-dev libart-2.0-dev libasound2-dev libaspell-dev libattr1-dev libaudio-dev libaudiofile-dev libavahi-client-dev libavahi-common-dev libavahi-qt3-dev libbz2-dev libcaca-dev libcucul-dev libcups2-dev libcupsys2-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libdbus-qt-1-dev libdirectfb-dev libdirectfb-extra libesd0-dev libfftw3-dev libflac-dev libgcrypt11-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libgnutls-dev libgpg-error-dev libidn11-dev libifp-dev libilmbase-dev libjasper-dev libjpeg62-dev libkadm55 libkrb5-dev liblcms1-dev libldap2-dev liblua50-dev liblualib50-dev libmad0-dev libmng-dev libmpcdec-dev libmtp-dev libmusicbrainz4-dev libmysqlclient15-dev libncurses5-dev libnjb-dev libofa0-dev libogg-dev libopenexr-dev libpcre3-dev libpq-dev libqt3-compat-headers libqt3-headers libqt3-mt-dev libsasl2-dev libsdl1.2-dev libslang2-dev libsqlite3-dev libssl-dev libsysfs-dev libtag1-dev libtasn1-3-dev libtiff4-dev libtiffxx0c2 libtunepimp-dev libusb-dev libvisual-0.4-dev libvorbis-dev libxine-dev libxml2-dev libxmu-dev libxmu-headers libxslt1-dev lua50 mesa-common-dev qt3-dev-tools quilt ruby1.8-dev
Now install libmtp7_0.2.6.1-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb (or *i386)
sudo apt-get autoremove libmtp-dev libmtp8
install libmtp-dev_0.2.6.1-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb (or *i386)
from the folder.
Next and last dependency is to install Ruby, execute in a terminal:
Ok. Now that we are done installing the needed files to compile we gonna add Wikipedia support to amarok.In the folder ther is a file called: contextbrowser.cpp witch i fixed it according to launchpad https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...140/comments/9
sudo apt-get install ruby-full
First extract amarok_1.4.10.orig.tar.gz copy contextbrowser.cpp and paste it in ~/amarok-1.4.10/amarok/src replacing the old one.
Now the compilation, open a terminal and navigate to ~/Amarok 1.4.10 Source/amarok-1.4.10
At last it is installed but we need to add mp3 support so execute:
./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix` --without-arts
Last step is to keep the amarok xine engine in the current version go to
sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg
System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manage and search amarok
left click on amarok-engine-xine go to the package menu and click lock package, also do the same for amarok-common in order to keep the icons in tact, and you are done.