[gst-devel] Problem Installing GStreamer Plugins

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 17:27:46 CEST 2008

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 6:10 PM, Marc Ferguson <marc at fergytech.net> wrote:
>  Hi,
>  I'm running Fedora 8 and it came with gstreamer-0.10.15-3.  I wanted the
>  latest version because my DVD codex wasn't working using Totem.  So; I
>  uninstalled anything that had gstreamer in it and I downloaded
>  gstreamer-0.10.19, gst-plugins-base.0.10.19, and gst-python-0.10.11.

You need gst-plugins-ugly and perhaps gst-plugins-bad. You can find
them in rpm.livna.org.

>  I didn't have a problem installing gstreamer, I extracted the source
>  to /usr/local/src and did ./configure, make, make install.  I extracted
>  the other two files there to, but when I do configure they're giving me
>  errors, thus not having a make file ready.

It doesn't matter where you extract the source.

If you want to know if GStreamer was properly installed you need to do this:
pkg-config --modversion gstreamer-0.10

>  =====
>  gst-plugins-base.0.10.19 = checking for LIBOIL... configure: error:
>  liboil-0.3.8 or later is required
>  =====
>  I checked Fedora's package manager and it has a later version of liboil
>  installed.

You need liboil-devel.

Again, you can check with:
pkg-config --modversion liboil-0.3

>  ====
>  checking for GST... configure: error: Package requirements
>  (gstreamer-0.10 >= 0.10.12) were not met.
>  ====
>  I just installed a latest version of gstreamer!?

Apparently not correctly.

Best regards.

Felipe Contreras

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