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I'm trying to install vlc-srpos-plugin (a VLC plugin that remembers your video position) on Ubuntu.

I've downloaded and extracted libsrpos_plugin-*.tar.gz (for Linux or Unix systems)

The instructions say:

Unix/Linux and similar systems: Build and install plugin module (Use configure options to specify VLC include/library/output paths (--with-vlc-*-path options)):

 make install  

When I run ./configure without options I get configure: error: VLC plugin headers not found, but I can't work out what --with-vlc-*-path option values to use.

The relevant options seem to have these names:

$ grep "\-\-with\-vlc\-" configure
  --with-vlc-include-path location of the VLC SDK headers, defaults to
  --with-vlc-lib-path     location of the vlccore library
  --with-vlc-plugin-path  location of the VLC plugin modules, defaults to

but what values should I use for Ubuntu 12.04?

Extra info:

$ whereis vlc
vlc: /usr/bin/vlc /etc/vlc /usr/lib/vlc /usr/bin/X11/vlc /usr/share/vlc /usr/share/man/man1/vlc.1.gz
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Asked the same question on the VLC forum and got this answer:

install libvlc-dev if you want to compile a VLC plugin yourself on Debian or Ubuntu

Doing this enables configure to work first time, without any options.

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Perfect! Worked like a charm. – Geesh_SO Mar 3 '13 at 0:58
@Tom: You should accept your answer if it worked for you. – Martin Thoma Apr 16 '14 at 12:52

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