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Re: MPlayer compilation - taking ages, hardly using CPU

Sharif Oerton wrote:

> Greetings,
> I just installed NetBSD, coming from Linux, and am loving it.

Good to hear that. :-)

> The only
> problem is, there aren't any binaries for my favourite media player
> (or at least I can't find any), and I can't seem to get it to compile.
> It's been going for about the last fifty hours on my Core 2 Duo, using
> only an average of 1.6% of the CPU according to top.
> I have Googled for similar problems, to no avail.
> The compilation looks normal to me; i.e., lots of cc commands.
> I'm running NetBSD 4.0.1 on a machine with a Core 2 Duo E6400 at 2.13
> GHz and 2G of RAM, trying to compile the current MPlayer snapshot.
> Does anyone have any suggestions about what may be going wrong, or
> alternatively can point me towards some MPlayer binaries (there aren't
> any on the NetBSD FTP server)?

Well, are you trying to compile from pkgsrc or by hand?
I suggest doing the former.

When in doubt, use brute force.

Adam Hoka <>
Adam Hoka <>
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