Setting up GStreamer Build environment on Windows bootstrap failure

Nirbheek Chauhan nirbheek.chauhan at
Mon Oct 5 10:58:09 PDT 2015


Your MinGW setup seems to be incomplete. You will likely need to
either reinstall it. I'll quote the relevant parts:

On Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 9:49 PM, David Wells <dwells at> wrote:
> When running bootstrap I getting following error:
> File C:/Users/user/cerbero/mingw/w32/mingw-w32-gcc-4.7.3-windows-x86.tar.xz already downloaded.
> Unpacking C:/Users/user/cerbero/mingw/w32/mingw-w32-gcc-4.7.3-windows-x86.tar.xz in C:/Users/user/cerbero/mingw/w32
> Running command 'tar -Jxf /C/Users/user/cerbero/mingw/w32/mingw-w32-gcc-4.7.3-windows-x86.tar.xz'
> C:/MinGW/bin/xz.exe: error while loading shared libraries: liblzma-5.dll: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> tar: Child returned status 127
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

xz isn't installed correctly.

> Downloading
> Running command 'wget -O C:/Users/user/cerbero/mingw/w32/mingw-w32-gcc-4.7.3-windows-x86.tar.xz '
> sh: wget: command not found

wget needs to be installed.

You should be able to find a reliable way to manage MinGW packages

~Nirbheek Chauhan

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