Mencoder install problem


#1

Hello guys. I have terrible problem, and i am totaly new to linux, so i can`t solve it,and i must ask for your help. I tried to install mencoder (and mplayer) as described in wiki http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Mplayer_and_Mencoder

and i have done all steps, except last (make install) where i get the following message:

[proteus]$ make install
install -d /home//bin
install: cannot create directory `/home//bin’: Permission denied

My username is lolbox, so i am confused, why it is install -d /home//bin (two //). Is that okay, where i was wrong?

Thanks in advance guys!


#2

Try ~/bin
That’ll put it in a “bin” (binary) folder in your home directory.
Or if it doesn’t like the tilde, type /home/kesolovac87/bin (or whatever your username is for your home directory).

-Scott


#3

I am not sure what are you tell me to do? I downloaded and have mplayer folder in my src folder /home/lolbox/src.

And when i try to type make install i get the following message:

[proteus]$ make install
install -d /home//bin
install: cannot create directory `/home//bin’: Permission denied
make: *** [install-dirs] Error 1

i also tried make install -d /home/lolbox/bin (and i get the same, i copied the last few rows…) :

Considering target file install-dirs'. Fileinstall-dirs’ does not exist.
Finished prerequisites of target file install-dirs'. Must remake targetinstall-dirs’.
install -d /home//bin
Putting child 0x080fafd8 (install-dirs) PID 23041 on the chain.
Live child 0x080fafd8 (install-dirs) PID 23041
install: cannot create directory `/home//bin’: Permission denied
Got a SIGCHLD; 1 unreaped children.
Reaping losing child 0x080fafd8 PID 23041
make: *** [install-dirs] Error 1
Removing child 0x080fafd8 PID 23041 from chain.

Please help me! Thanks in advance!