Setting up GStreamer Build environment on Windows bootstrap failure

David Wells dwells at
Mon Oct 5 12:12:14 PDT 2015

Thank you Nirbheek

It appears I was missing path information. README file says to create a .profile by:
	$ echo "export PATH=\"\$PATH:/c/Python27:/c/Git/bin\"" > ~/.profile
I changed it to be this:
	$ echo "export PATH=\"\$PATH:/c/Python27:/c/Git/bin:/c/MinGW/bin:/c/MinGW/msys/1.0\"" > ~/.profile

After above changes bootstrap moves past previous error and now it's giving following error:

fatal: unable to auto-detect email address (got 'user at COMPUTER01.(none)')
You need to set your committer info first

See BootStrap.txt for all output.

It never completes. It just sets there like its waiting for user input but no key strokes seems to have effect!? I'm sure <ctrl><c> would end it but hoping for more direction.

Thank you.

-----Original Message-----
From: gstreamer-devel [mailto:gstreamer-devel-bounces at] On Behalf Of Nirbheek Chauhan
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2015 12:58 PM
To: Discussion of the development of and with GStreamer <gstreamer-devel at>
Subject: Re: Setting up GStreamer Build environment on Windows bootstrap failure


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 
> w32-gcc-4.7.3-windows-x86.tar.xz 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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