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

Mark Kane mark at mkproductions.org
Mon Jul 18 10:13:00 CEST 2005

Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> Mark,
> 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.

Hi Thomas. I built popt, glib, libxml, python, etc all from the ports 
collection on FreeBSD, not from direct source.

> 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.

I meant they wanted to try to compile install gstreamer through their 
scripts. There is a list of dependencies and libraries in their 
documentation, and gstreamer isn't on there (as well as a few other 
things I think that install 'behind the scenes'). I guess that's to try 
to let them build it with their install package and with any custom 
settings they set to make it work with their stuff.

That's fine with me, however if gstreamer doesn't compile on it's own 
from source, then I can't expect theirs to work either (they both have 
the same problem on two different machines with all the dependencies 
installed through ports).

Thanks again for your response.


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