Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Amarok on CentOS

Today I found the time to compile amarok on my x86_64 CentOS 5.1 machine at work. It was a long time since I compiled any version of amarok, thanks to Packman and openSUSE, but it worked. The truth of the matter is that the sound produced by the xine engine is a bit over bassed, still I enjoy very much the amarok experience that I may very well start getting used to it.

Anyway, here are the steps I followed. After installing the amarok sources in /usr/src I run

[root@lxbakalidis amarok-1.4.9.1]#yum install gcc-c++.x86_64
libstdc++-devel.x86_64 kdelibs-devel.x86_64 alsa-lib-devel.x86_64
zlib-devel.x86_64 taglib-devel.x86_64 ruby-libs.x86_64 ruby.x86_64
xine-lib-devel.x86_64 libXv-devel.x86_64 libXvMC-devel.x86_64
ruby-devel.x86_64 sqlite-devel.x86_64

Then I did a

[root@lxbakalidis amarok-1.4.9.1]# ./configure --disable-debug

Finally I run make and make install and there I have it.

PS 1: Thanks for the tip bmcl

PS 2:When compiling on the new CentOS 5.2 you will additionally need package libutempter-devel. A simple ...

# yum install libutempter-devel

... is enough

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2 comments :

fabiano said...

Muito obrigado, agora esta funcionando.

Valew

Ben said...

Thank you. I was able to compile Amarok on CentOS 5.2 with your help. You rock.