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GCfilms won't be updated. Every new features or bug fixes will be implemented in the new project that replaces GCfilms: GCstar, personal collections manager .

This page describes how GCfilms can be installed and list its dependencies.


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To use GCfilms, you need to have this packages installed:

Some other packages are useful, but they should be found in standards Perl distributions. Installation does test if they can be used.

Any operating system having these packages is able to have GCfilms running. It was for the moment tested only on GNU/Linux and FreeBSD systems and on Windows 2000/XP.

Install from sources

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You can download gcfilms through this link:

Download gcfilms-6.4.tar.gz

Change to directory where this file has been saved and enter:

> tar zxf gcfilms-6.4.tar.gz

A gcfilms directory will be created. It contains the installation script, install. Change to this directory. You now have to choose between three kind of installations.

But before, let's see what is common to all these installations. They all check for the dependencies and stop the installation procedure if one is missing. You can then choose base directory for installation. You will have then this tree:

The executable in bin directory can be launched. If your PATH variable contains this directory, juste type in:

> gcfilms

Graphic mode installation

To proceed with a graphical installation, just launch install without any parameter.

> ./install

You will see then a window. In this window there will be information about the dependencies.

Window of installation program

If some mandatory dependencies are missing, the installation won't be possible. But there are some optional dependencies that will only disable some features when not filled. They will be listed with the name of the modules that require them.

Using Strong gives access to base directory selection, and then to some settings.

Text mode installation

If parameter -- text is given to install executable, a text mode installation will be used.

> ./install --text

The base directory has then to be specified.

Automatic installation

GCfilms can be installed in an automatic way. The base directory must be passed to install program using --prefix command line option. As an example:

> ./install --prefix=/usr/local

Install specific packages

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There are convenient ways to install GCfilms on some systems. This chapter lists them. Some of the packages are external contributions. So they may be out of synchronization with last offical one (the .tar.gz one).


An installation program is available. It should works on many Unix and GNU/Linux systems. It will launch actually the graphical installation program as seen before.

Installation program for GCfilms 6.4

The program should then have execution rights before launching it.

> chmod +x ./ > ./


GCfilms has been included into Debian Sid (unstable) and Debian Etch (testing). So users only need to run (as root):

> apt-get install gcfilms

For Debian Sarge (stable). First step is to add this to /etc/apt/sources.list:


Then GCfilms may be installed through (as root):

> apt-get update && apt-get install gcfilms

Ubuntu Breezy

Ubuntu repository has been made by Infinito. To use it, you need to add these lines in /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb ./
deb-src ./

Then, launch these commands:

> gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 3F8220A1
> gpg --armor --export 3F8220A1 | sudo apt-key add -

Last, you may launch this command to proceed with installation:

> sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gcfilms

Fedora Core

GCfilms has been included in Fedora Extras 4. So to install it on Fedora Core 4, just enter this command:

> yum install gcfilms

There is a yum repository for GCfilms for Fedora Core 3. You need to copy gcfilms.repo file available in download area to /etc/yum.repos.d directory to use it. Then launch this command:

> yum install gcfilms

There is also an apt-rpm repository for GCfilms (also for Fedora Core 3). You need to copy gcfilms.list file available in download area to /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory to use it. Then launch this command:

> apt-get install gcfilms


GCfilms has been to Mandriva Contribs. To be able to use it, just enter this command :

urpmi gcfilms


GCfilms has been integrated in FreeBSD ports. To install it, just run these commands:

> cd /usr/ports/multimedia/gcfilms
> make install

SUSE Linux

Pascal Bleser created and maintains an RPM for SUSE Linux. You may follow the instructions to add the Guru repository to your system.

Or you can also directly download GCfilms RPMs.


GCfilms has been added to Aur. So first step is to install aurbuild if not already done.

> pacman -Sy aurbuild

Then GCfilms may be installed using this command:

> aurbuild -s gcfilms


Ycarus added GCfilms on his Gentoo Ebuild page.

Generic RPM

This RPM is a generic one that contains less features than the specific ones. It was tested succesfully on Fedora Core 3 and Mandrake 10.1. It could be used with other distributions. Please let us know through the GCfilms support form if you tested it on other distributions.

Download RPM GCfilms 6.4


For these systems, use Win32 installation program 6.4.

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Should you have a problem using GCfilms, you can submit a bug on Gna!.