[gst-devel] More problems building...

Richard Boulton richard.boulton at harvey.muscat.com
Fri May 12 02:28:01 CEST 2000

Hi guys,

I've been following the list and this project even though I havn't had time
to work on it at all lately. ;-)

I've just done some work on the configure system, which should help with
the problems just reported:

I've made the compile work properly if libghttp isn't installed, by moving
docs/gst/gstreamer.types to docs/gst/gstreamer.types.in and doing a
substitution.  (Please don't make libghttp required; I've a system I can't
easily fiddle with which doesn't have that...)

I've also made gdk-pixbuf optional: simply not compiling the videosink
plugin if its not available.  Since I'm mainly interested in the audio
side, a total dependency on pixbuf was annoying.

Since I've not shown my face here for a while, I'm reluctant to commit
directly to the CVS repository: just say so and I'll do so though.  (I
do still have the needed permissions.)

While talking about CVS, it seems there are some generated files in the
CVS repository.  Would it be sensible to remove them?  Ones I can see
immediately are: config.h.in (generated from acconfig.h) and the docs/tmpl/*
files (though I'm not _sure_ these are autogenerated: perhaps they're just

On a different matter, I also found that I needed to apply a patch to
gsttrace.c to get it to compile on my newly installed system.
(gcc --version 2.95.2)  We should probably put this into the CVS, but
likewise I don't have sufficient knowledge of assembler to decide whether
this patch is appropriate (a documentation comment in this region to
explain exactly what the asm is for would be great...)

On Wed, May 10, 2000 at 07:45:33PM -0400, Myers W. Carpenter wrote:
> 	Understood.  Should configure be picking out what's good and what's
> not? If you don't have time I could update it.

Well, as far as I'm concerned configure should set up the build to do the
best possible and compile as much of the system as possible, or else give
up cleanly.  So, yes, and I'm sure anyone with time is welcome.

> 	I did a check on my other software:
FWIW, here follow my versions (for a system where it's compiled and working,
albeit without gdk-pixbuf or libghttp).

> numbers:~$ gtk-config --version
> 1.2.7

> numbers:~$ libtool --version
> ltmain.sh (GNU libtool) 1.3.4 (1.385.2.196 1999/12/07 21:47:57)
ltmain.sh (GNU libtool) 1.3.3 (1.385.2.181 1999/07/02 15:49:11)

> numbers:~$ gdb --version
> GNU gdb 19990928
GNU gdb 19990928

> numbers:~$ xml-config --version
> 1.8.7

> (newest is 2.0.0)
(I believe 2.0.0 is an incompatible API?)

> numbers:~$ dpkg -l gtk-doc-tools
> ri  gtk-doc-tools  0.3-1          GTK documentation tools
ii  gtk-doc-tools  0.3-1          GTK documentation tools

Nice to have found some time to work on this, and to have a compiled system
again, :)


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