[gst-devel] how to install on redhat.

Phil Frost indigo at sempiternity.org
Sat Sep 7 02:02:04 CEST 2002

I haven't been following this thread, so if someone already said this,
I'm sorry :)

pkgconfig looks in /usr/lib/pkgconfig for it's package definition files.
All you need to do is:

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="/usr/lib/pkgconfig;/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig"

You need to do this in the shell you are going to build from, or put it
in a startup file, like ~/.bashrc.

The other option is to move the files in /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig to
/usr/lib/pkgconfig, and then possibly make /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig a
symlink to /usr/lib/pkgconfig, but I don't reccomend that.

BTW, if this is the problem you are having, the solution is in the
error messages when you try and build. Error messages are a good thing;
try to read them. It helps to start from the top as usually one error
causes about 32128 others, so pipe your errors into less like so:

any_command_here 2>&1 | less

On Sat, Sep 07, 2002 at 09:51:00AM +0200, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller wrote:
> To what prefix did you install gstreamer? I know that others have had
> the same problem due to the pkgconfig files being installed to another
> prefix than just /usr. If you installed it to usr/local or whatever you
> can add the path to the place the gstreamer .pc files got installed to
> the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable (see the pkg-config man page
> for details.
> Christian
> On Sat, 2002-09-07 at 03:44, Damien Covey wrote:
> > I'm currently running Redhat beta (Null) and want to install gstreamer, 
> > rhythmbox and monkey-media.  I have successfully installed via source 
> > gstreamer and gst-plugins (after a lot of mucking around).  However when 
> > I try to install monkey-media it says that it cant find libgstreamer or 
> > gstreamer >= 0.4.0.  I was hopeing there was some rpms somewhere so I 
> > could install gstreamer via rpm that might fix this problem, then I 
> > could happily use rhythmbox.  Would this fix my problems, and if so, 
> > where can I find some rpm's for gstreamer for null.
> > 
> > Thankyou for your assistance.

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