Trouble Installing Mplayer

EmmGunn emmgunn at
Tue May 12 20:40:27 PDT 2009

Thanks for the hint.  I tried moving the math.h header file but then I  
received this error:

--->  Building perl5.8
Error: Target returned: shell command " cd "/opt/ 
.macports.org_release_ports_lang_perl5.8/work/perl-5.8.9" && make all  
" returned error 2
Command output: make: *** No rule to make target `/usr/local/include/ 
math.h', needed by `miniperlmain.o'.  Stop.

Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.

It seems that the math.h file is needed.  I just know some of the  
basics of UNIX but isn't the usr/local/ directory for user installed  
stuff.  Why would the perl installer be looking in there for  
anything?  Thank in advance for any more  help.

On May 12, 2009, at 4:01 PM, Bryan Blackburn wrote:

> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 01:56:39PM -0700, EmmGunn said:
>> Hi All!
>> I'm having trouble installing mplayer.  The specific problem seems  
>> to be
>> with the perl5.8 port.  I get the following error when it tries to
>> install:
>> --->  Building perl5.8
>> Error: Target returned: shell command " cd "/opt/
>> local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync
>> .macports.org_release_ports_lang_perl5.8/work/perl-5.8.9" && make  
>> all "
>> returned error 2
>> Command output: /usr/local/include/math.h:868: error: syntax error  
>> before
>> '*' token
> It appears that you have something in /usr/local that is getting in  
> the way;
> you'll need to move or remove such items (at least this one header  
> file),
> though there may be others.  The usual advice given is to simply move
> /usr/local aside (eg, to /usr/local-move) then install again.
> Bryan
> [...]
>> I'm not sure what math.h has to do with perl.  It's a GPAC file.  I  
>> think
>> it was installed with mp4box.  Was something overwritten?  I tried  
>> to do
>> some googling but didn't have any luck.  Part of the problem is  
>> that I'm
>> not a UNIX pro so what I did find was greek to me.  Any dummying  
>> down that
>> you can manage in your response would be very much appreciated.   
>> Thanks
>> for any hints.
>> -Mike
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