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I downloaded vlc source vlc-2.0.6.tar.xz from sourceforge.

While compiling by ./configure, It gives following error:

configure: error: Could not find libmad on your system: you may get it from Alternatively you can use --disable-mad to disable the mad plugin.

After retrying ./configure ----disable-mad further errors:

No package 'libavutil' found. Pass --disable-avcodec to ignore this error.

And so on. How to solve this? Should I disable continuously with --disable ?

How solve such configure error. This question is not limited to vlc but widely I going to install package from source.

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I suggest you following commands to solve this problem.

apt-get build-dep vlc

Ubuntu repository has also vlc.

So you can build it with following command.

apt-get source vlc
cd vlc-<version>

Use dpkg-buildpackage -uc -us -b to get binaries, dpkg-buildpackage -uc -us -S for a source package without using sudo.

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