[MPlayer-DOCS] FAQ about compiling 32 bit mplayer on y86_64 is wrong

Guillaume POIRIER poirierg at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 00:16:51 CEST 2008


On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 10:43 PM, Wolfgang Knauf <his-metality at freenet.de> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> the FAQ, section 5.2, "How can I build a 32 bit MPlayer on a 64 bit
> Athlon?" seems to be wrong.
> Following the instructions, it tried to build with this commandline:
> ./configure --target=athlon_xp --cc="gcc -m32" --as="as --32"
> --enable-gui --with-extralibdir=/usr/lib
> Compilation aborted while building "libdvdcss" with the error message
> "DVD ioctls are unavailable on this system".
> The reason seems to be that "configure" checks the "--target" parameter
> and expects it to end with an OS name, e.g. "linux" or "freebsd". But
> for "athlon_xp", this resulted in an unknow OS "xp", so libdvdcss (and
> e.g. real media support) would not compile or not be activated.
> It worked with:
> ./configure --target=i386-linux --cc="gcc -m32" --as="as --32"
> --enable-gui --with-extralibdir=/usr/lib
> Thanks
> Wolfgang Knauf

Thanks for noticing this. Fixed.

> PS: I posted this on mplayer-users some days ago and later noticed that
> I was on the wrong mailing list. Sorry!

That's alright. I did see you mail there, by only got a chance to test
the line your suggest tonite.


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