compiling Blender - openal/alut
I'm trying to compile Blender (i have the source) but I've hit a brick wall at getting "alut";
I've got "openal" downloaded (from openal.org) & compiled; but every attempt to obtain "alut" is failing.
I've tried the "source tar", "source rpm", and "binary rpm" with no luck.
When I tried the Linux RPM version, it complained that OpenAL isn't there (but it is! ... and when I try to compile Blender, that does find it).
The source tar simply contains another file named "tar<something else>" which itself can't be processed by the archive manager.. usually when trying to install a source tar i've just hit extract and got a nice directory holding actual source files in which you can execute make..
Any suggestions - are there any other places I can get this library ? Might i need to install "openAL" differently for the alut rpm to find it ?
I'm using Fedora Core 7 at the minute.
Before you suggest Ubuntu studio, Ubuntu 7.1 doesn't work on my laptop :(