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Compiling xvidcap for making screencasts in wmii

Tagged linux, xvidcap, xstow, screencasts in wmii  Languages bash

I was unable to make screencasts in wmii using Istanbul. So here's how I installed xvidcap. Unfortunately I cannot come up with a way for wget retrieval of the sourceball, so some manual labour is needed. Retrieve the sourceball and put it in /tmp. Then follow the instructions below. Also see the snippet for an alias for the make command first.

Note that I put the binaries in /usr/local/stow/xvidcap because the package comes from outside package management. I then use xstow to manage the symlinks in /usr/local/bin.

sudo apt-get install libxml-parser-perl libxmu-dev libglade2-dev libgtk2.0-dev
cd /tmp
tar zxvf xvidcap*.tar.gz
cd xvidcap*
./configure --prefix /usr/local/stow/xvidcap
sudo make install
cd /usr/local/stow
sudo xstow xvidcap

To remove xvidcap follow these steps

cd /usr/local/xstow
xstow -D xvidcap
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/stow/xvidcap