July 13, 2008

How-To: Install xine-lib 1.0.14 from Source in Debian Lenny

Xine is an engine used by various video players on Linux, like the popular Kaffeine. According to the official website, the last stable release, 1.0.14, adds Xv port and type selection and improved content type detection for HTTP streams.

To compile the last version on Debian Lenny, you will need the dependencies, so make sure you have sources repositories enabled in your /etc/apt/sources.list file and issue the following command as root:

apt-get build-dep libxine1

Next, download the source from here. Uncompress it, change the working directory to xine-lib-1.0.14 (or whatever version you may have) and type:

make install

The last one as root. xine-lib should be now properly installed in /usr/local/lib/.

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