[gst-devel] Building gstreamer on FreeBSD - Problems Compiling

Mark Kane mark at mkproductions.org
Fri Jul 15 18:34:30 CEST 2005

Koop Mast wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-07-15 at 17:31 +0200, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
> wrote:
> Better yet mail the Gstreamer maintainer :)
> But read the stuff below first.

Thanks for the responses. That's what I did earlier today. :)

> This error that you got is typical for building source code out-side of
> the ports framework.
> FreeBSD does some things a little bit different that Linux does. So I
> would advice to use the ports system. This ports system will handle
> everything for you, from download, configure, to install.
> For more information on the ports collection, I would like to point you
> to http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports.html

Well I have built many many software products from regular source 
without ports in the past. I can't recall anything just freezing like 
this...most things were always successful without ports.

I agree ports make it much easier to maintain software, but this product 
I'm trying to use (livesupport) wants to compile gstreamer itself, not 
use one already on the system. The only reason I tried building 
gstreamer on it's own is to try it without their building process. This 
showed me if it was a problem with the way they build it, or if it 
doesn't build period with the source.



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