[CentOS] New VLC (0.8.6) packages?

Thu Dec 14 15:51:55 UTC 2006
Tom Lichti <tom at redpepperracing.com>

chrism at imntv.com wrote:
> Michael Watters wrote:
>> chrism at imntv.com wrote:
>>> Anyone know where I could find this package for Centos 4.4 x86_64?  
>>> I've googled all over and haven't been able to find anything more 
>>> current the 0.8.4a.
>>> I'm not much of a programmer, but if someone could point me at a 
>>> "packaging  for dummies" perhaps I could have a go at creating a 
>>> package if one doesn't already exist?
>> If you want to build your own the checkinstall program is great.  Just 
>> compile the source like your normally would and run checkinstall 
>> instead of make install, it builds an RPM for you.
> If I even get that far.  It seems to require a LOT of external libs for 
> various video/audio codecs that are proving to be a PITA to track down 
> and then get to play well together, especially if you've already got 
> other tools like ffmpeg installed.  I guess now I know why the available 
> versions in various repos are so stale.  :(

Yep. I spent the better part of a day downloading, compiling, and 
installing the various components. It did eventually work though. This 
was with 0.8.5. I got all of the components from the VLC download, since 
I figured using the same versions that the VLC team did should save me 
further headaches.

The whole reason I did this was because the 0.8.4 RPM version that will 
install on Centos 4.4 does not work. It complains about 'wxwidgets' 
missing. I found numerous posts from people with the same problem, but 
no-one who managed to make it work.