Setting up GStreamer Build environment having a bootstrap failure

David Wells dwells at
Fri Oct 16 08:49:37 PDT 2015

Thank you Keith, you're help has done the trick. :)

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I am building the 64 bit version in a VM with Windows 7 x64.
I have attached the relevant description of how I proceeded. Maybe there is something in there which helps.

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Hello all,

Hoping to provide information to help one of you to help me. 

I'm working with a Virtual machine running Windows 7 win32. It is dedicated for compiling GStreamer modules.

Below are the steps I took to set up build environment following README (see attachment) text file found in Cerbero directory. 
I'm missing something and hoping that by laying out these steps someone will recognize what it is. :)

  * Install python-2.7.10.msi
  * Install Git-2.5.3-32-bit.exe
	^ change destination folder to c:\Git
	^ check Additional icons for quick launch and desktop
	^ check Use a TrueType font in all console windows
	^ Use Git and optional Unix tools from the Windows Command Prompt
	^ Checkout as-is, commit as-is
	^ Use MinTTY (the default terminal of MSys2)
	^ Check Enable file system caching
  * Install mingw-get-setup.exe
	^ check ...also install support for the graphical user interface
	^ select ... just for me (the current user)
	^ check ... in the start menu
	^ check ... on the desktop
	^ On MinGW Installation Manager
	       + Select 'All Packages' in left window panel
	       + in top right window panel for each in list set 'Mark for Installation'
	       + once complete expand Installation Menue option and 'Apply Changes'
  * Install cmake-3.3.2-win32-x86.exe
	^ select Add CMake to the system PATH for all users
	^ check Create CMake Desktop Icon
	^ change Destination Folder to be c:\CMake
  * Download yasm-1.3.0-win32.exe
	^ rename to yasm.exe
	^ copy it to c:\MinGW\bin folder
  * Install Wix35.msi
  * Install Microsoft SDK 7.1
  * Install Windows Driver Kit 7.1.0
  * Open Windows Environment Variables
	^ System variables
	      + Edit 'Path' by adding
	      + Resulting Path Variable is
		;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit\
  * Open Git Bash console application and execute command
	$ echo "explort PATH=\"\$PATH:/c/Python27:c/Git/bin\"" > ~\.profile
  * Open Git Bash console application
	^ Get all modules found on useing followin git command
	$ git clone git://
  * Open Git Bash console application
	^ change director to cerbero
	^ run ./cerbero-uninstalled bootstrap
	       + bootstrap fails with sh: configure: command not found
		- See attachment
		- Note I have run bootstrap prior to this output.

Thank you for your time and any help you are able to provide.

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