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

Thomas Vander Stichele thomas at apestaart.org
Mon Jul 18 04:50:42 CEST 2005


> > 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.


it looks to me like you compiled popt from source. If you do so, it's
completely normal to have to tweak environment stuff and flags to get
configure to find it.

> 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.

I assume this is because they have patches that they should be working
on getting upstream. In any case, it doesn't prevent you from getting
all dependencies (like, popt, and glib) through ports.  Try and get as
much as you can from a well-established system tailored to your distro
so you have more time to spend on actual problems that haven't been
solved yet.


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