[gst-devel] Re: compile errors

Erik Walthinsen omega at temple-baptist.com
Fri Feb 9 23:26:08 CET 2001

On Fri, 9 Feb 2001, Lee Brown wrote:

> OK I CVS'd the source code.  I can't even configure because aclocal isn't
> finding the macro AM_PATH_ESD.
> aclocal: configure.in: 186: macro `AM_PATH_ESD' not found in library

This is a fundamental problem with the way autoconf does things.  The
GNOME people are fixing this with pkgconfig, similar to the way I fixed it
at OGI.  A single macro that will first check for a pkgconfig file for
that package, return false if it doesn't exist, else use that to verify
that the package really is installed.  Until then, things are rather
messy.  aclocal.m4 actually isn't even in CVS, which makes it hard.  I
suppose we could put it in CVS for now, but that's not fun, since it will
put the m4's from whichever system it's generated on in CVS.

The best solution is to go ahead and install ESD.  If you're using GNOME,
it should be installed already.  If not, just grab it from your
distribution disk.  As long as you don't run it, there's no problem.

And we all sit around waiting for gnome 2.0....

      Erik Walthinsen <omega at temple-baptist.com> - System Administrator
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