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    installing software

    I downloaded tarball for vlc , now i don't know how tom install it. please get me the step-by step procedure to do it..
    am using FEDORA

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    Re: installing software

    Why not ask at http://fedoraforum.org/?
    We support Ubuntu here.

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    Re: installing software

    First off, this should maybe be moved to Other Distro section.

    But anyways, open up a terminal and move to the location where your tar.gz file is.

    Type and run
    Code:
    tar zxvf <yourfile.tar.gz>
    which will unpack your file.

    Then you need to change to the newly unpacked folder.
    Code:
    cd <folder of unpacked tar.gz>
    Then you simply need to follow these three commands, letting each do their thing before typing the new one.
    Code:
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    If you get an error for the last command, you may have to give root permission, which would simply be
    Code:
    sudo make install
    Hope that helps!
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    Re: installing software

    isnt there an rpm for fedora?
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    beew is offline I Ubuntu, Therefore, I Am
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    Re: installing software

    VLC is in the RPM fusion repo. Just add it and install it with Add/Remove (or Yumex if you have installed it )

    http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

    Fedora doesn't include software with non free components in its official repository and VLC has non free codecs so it wouldn't make it into there. RPM fusion is where all the good stuffs are.
    Last edited by beew; August 31st, 2011 at 05:15 AM.

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    Re: installing software

    @kyletstrand: Thanks for your reply.I tried ./configure , it works after that other commands do not work

    Here is the notification it shows :

    "[sd_coolmego@coolmego vlc-1.1.9]$ sudo make
    make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
    "

    "[sd_coolmego@coolmego vlc-1.1.9]$ make install
    make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
    "

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