Error creating mplayer .deb package...

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Error creating mplayer .deb package...

Postby BarnacleJack » 2005-10-14 16:57

I was following what apparently is the only howto out there from http://www.princessleia.com/MPlayer.html. I made it all the way to the final step of running

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DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS="--disable-rutime-cpudetection --enable-gui --disable-trc --enable-live --with-livelibdir=/usr/local/lib/live==enable -real --with-reallibdir=/usr/src/mplayer/rp9codecs/" fakeroot debian/rules binary


It errors out stating the debian/rules binary is not found. I'm currently logged in as root so I can't imagine it being a PATH issue.

/usr/bin/fakeroot: line 150: debian/rules: No such file or directory


The above is the exact message I see returned from the command. Now, I've been trying to find an answer to this issue but I am guessing everyone just compiles and installs it from source without building a package for later use. I cant' seem to find any info on this issue. Googling the error gives me 3 non-helpful pages. I tried searching here and came across a site that linked me to this page.. http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/ch-build.en.html.

After reading through it all I found alot of information and learned some things but it still didn't help me get past t his issue. I'm hoping someone out here can point out a step or two this Debian nub might have forgotten. ;)
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Re: Error creating mplayer .deb package...

Postby jobezone » 2005-10-15 14:09

Why not use the packages from http://debian.video.free.fr/ ? Follow the instructions in that site to add the repository source line for you specific Debian (Sarge, testing, or unstable).
This is the only other repository I use besides Debian's, and I've never had problems with it.
The Debian Documentation website contains the FAQ, Installation Manual and the Release Notes for Etch. They're helpful if you want to learn more about debian!
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Postby dawgie » 2005-10-15 23:13

Have you tried using checkinstall to build the package? It does most of the work for you.
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