The Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL for short) is a cross-platform library designed to make it easy to write multimedia software, such as games and emulators.
Download (HTTP): http://www.libsdl.org/release/SDL-1.2.7.tar.gz
Download size: 2.4 MB
Estimated Disk space required: 46 MB
Estimated build time: 0.99 SBU
Install SDL by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-debug && make && make install
--disable-debug: This switch configures SDL to build with aggressive optimizations.
--enable-video-aalib: This switch is required to build SDL with AAlib video support.
As with most libraries, there is no configuration to do, save that the library directory i.e., /opt/lib or /usr/local/lib should appear in /etc/ld.so.conf so that ldd can find the shared libraries. After checking that this is the case, /sbin/ldconfig should be run while logged in as root.
The SDL package contains the Simple DirectMedia Layer.