mplayer's playlist is a little erratic, and the scroll bar doesn't work as well as xmms's.
I just downloaded the source code (flac-1.2.1.tar.gz). The README file says:
general, this should work:
./configure && make && make check && make install
The 'make check' step is optional; omit it to skip all the tests,
which can take several hours and use around 70-80 megs of disk space.
Even though it will stop with an explicit message on any failure, it
does print out a lot of stuff so you might want to capture the output
to a file if you're having a problem. Also, don't run 'make check'
as root because it confuses some of the tests.
So i assume i should uninstall the current flac package with gslapt, and run the suggested line as root without make check
Edit: It just occurred to me that this could be better done with checkinstall? I don't know.