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I want to install and use an Open Source non-Linear Editor on my Linux PC, and from what I have read "Cinelerra" may currently be one of the most capable ...
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- 10-08-2005 #1
Cinelerra compile/installation advice/help?
I want to install and use an Open Source non-Linear Editor on my Linux PC, and from what I have read "Cinelerra" may currently be one of the most capable (open source) NLE packages for Linux. Unfortunately, when I investigated what I needed to do to install, I discovered the "recommended" variant of "Cinelerra" (more stable, with most features) is a CVS version, of which I have no idea how to install. [Its unusual a CVS version is more stable].
Tarballs for the non-CVS variant are available from the standard Cinelerra page:
The software "fork" CVS Cinelerra web page URL is here (where there is also a strange CVS download page):
I am running SuSE-9.3 (and there are no precompiled SuSE-9.3 rpms that I could find for cinelerra-2.0).
Please and suggestions on how to go about learning how to download and install a CVS version? ... I do not see standard tarballs on the CVS site's web page (for ./configure, make and make install) so I am at a complete loss on how to proceed.
(Its possible the programming forum is more accurate than this multi-media games forum (for installing a CVS package), and I may move this post to there if I get no responses.)
- 10-08-2005 #2
Taken from the instructions for downloading the CVS stuff:
export CVSROOT=:pserver:email@example.com:/var/lib/cvs cvs login The password is 'anoncvs'. cvs co cinelerra
- 10-08-2005 #3
Thanks - but I don't know anything about CVSOriginally Posted by Cabhan
Your post motivated me to try, but it didn't work, most likely because I don't know the first thing about CVS, and it appears I need to know a minimal amount, in order to proceed. I did (foolishly ??? ) try the above, not knowing what I was doing, and I got the following:
oldcpu@linux:~/cinelerra> export CVSROOT=server:firstname.lastname@example.org:/var/lib/cvs
oldcpu@linux:~/cinelerra> cvs login
Logging in to server:email@example.com:2401/var/lib/cvs
cvs login: warning: failed to open /home/oldcpu/.cvspass for reading: No such file or directory
Now I could manually create a .cvspass file/directory, and try again, but I have a feeling that I missing something fundamental. ... Like a basic knowledge of what cvs does, and what to expect ! .... Please, can you point me in the correct direction on this? Thanks.
Edit1: I checked, and I do have a freshly created file called .cvspass in /home/oldcpu, with a single entry:
/1 server:firstname.lastname@example.org:2401/var/lib/cvs Ay=0=h<Z
I checked the permissions on the file .cvspass, and as the owner I have read and write permissions.
I have CVS-1.12.12-2.1 installed on my Linux. The bug associated with this error message is supposed to occur only with CVS versions before 1.11.2 (it was purportedly fixed in 1.11.2):
So I am probably experiencing something else.
So at this stage I don't know if things are failing because I don't know what I am doing (definitely true) or if because I have the wrong packages installed on my PC (possibly) or both (most likely).
Given the file .cvspass was successfully created above (despite the error message), I decided to carry on and try anyway. I am speculating maybe the error message is just given when the .cvspass file can't be found the very first time, and that from now on it is ok? So I tried the next step:
oldcpu@linux:~/cinelerra> cvs co cinelerra
A lot of files where then copied to my hard drive to ~/cinelerra. Two top level subdirectorys (CVS and hvirtual) were created. "hvirtual" is loaded full of files. ... I'm not sure what they mean (nor precisely what they are for yet), but I've got something to explore. ....
I just wish I had a warm fuzzy feeling that I am on the correct path.
- 10-09-2005 #4
Gave up on Cinelerra
I gave up on compiling Cinelerra-2.0. Too many dependencies to resolve, and too many compromises to fix the dependencies. ... Maybe I'll try again in a few months time, if I upgrade to SuSE-10.0.
- 10-09-2005 #5
Unfortunately, CVS can be a pain. I'll admit that I don't know too much about it myself, so I'm sorry that this happened.
Have you tried using the non-CVS one? If that works fine for ya, it'll clear up the problem.
- 10-11-2005 #6
A different approachOriginally Posted by Cabhan
I decided to try a different approach. Instead of installing Cinelerra, I will download a live CD (that has Cinelerra on the live CD), and try running Cinelerra while running from the live CD. It will be slower, but maybe I will learn enough then, to decide if it is worth the aggrevation to try and install this package on my distribution.
- 10-11-2005 #7
dynebolicOriginally Posted by oldcpu
- Cinelerra v. ??
- 10-11-2005 #8
some packages that come with phoOriginally Posted by oldcpu
- Cinelerra - v.???
- Jahshaka - v.1.9
- avidemux - v.2.0.34
- kino - v.0.7.4
- totem - v.0.9.15.1
- audacity - v.1.2.0
- cinepaint - v.0.18-3
It is built around a very old version of Knoppix.