In this entry I am going to go through the steps, which are needed for building the latest mplayer and gmplayer from their source codes. I am also going to show how to easily create .deb packages when using a distribution coming from the Debian family (Debian,Ubuntu, Linux Mint etc.) The steps below are done within a terminal client.
If you are using distributions that is not related to Debian family then compiling and installing follows the simple pattern of ./configure && make && sudo make install
You can pass some options to the configure line, which appear under the section CONFIGURE_FLAGS = \ (see below for a full example). A short example: ./configure – – enable-gui
If you need any help with the configure line execute ./configure – – help for a full options listing.
Important. There should be no space between – – markings (this is a WordPress related problem, which shows the markings incorrectly).