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OK, I'm trying to install the gui version of mplayer, and I'm having difficulty finding one of it's dependencies, libpng-dev , preferably as an rpm. Any help?...
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    OK, I'm trying to install the gui version of mplayer, and I'm having difficulty finding one of it's dependencies, libpng-dev, preferably as an rpm.
    Any help?
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    That gives me libpng-devel, but the ./configure of the gui mplayer still fails saying it requires libpng-dev to be installed.
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    should be the same thing? devel = dev?

    Give it a go, you can always remove it if it does not work.

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    Nope, it still complains. Here's the exact message:
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    Error: PNG support required for GUI compilation, please install libpng and libpng-dev packages.
    I have libpng and libpng-devel installed -
    Code:
    [coppertop@jupiter MPlayer-0.90]$ rpm -qa libpng*
    libpng-1.2.2-16
    libpng10-1.0.13-8
    libpng-devel-2.1.0.3-1
    I assumed that I needed the dev package instead of devel.
    Am I wrong? Or did I install the packages wrong?
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    what you say makes sense.

    When searching for libpng-dev, everything seemed to lead to libpng-devel.

    Jason

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    OK, I found the following file:
    libpng-dev_1.2.1-1.1.woody.3_i386.deb
    This might be the one, but how do I install a debian file?
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    you will need to convert the package to an RPM based format, "Alien" is a piece of software that can do this: http://www.kitenet.net/programs/alien/

    Jason

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