gst-rtsp-server configure fails: requested gstreamer-1.0 >=

Tim Müller tim at
Fri Apr 15 22:45:13 UTC 2016

On Fri, 2016-04-15 at 14:33 -0700, Victor Weinstein wrote:


> I cloned the gst-rtsp-server project from
> and tried to
> run the
> configure script in the destination directory, gst-rtsp-server.  I'm
> seeing
> the following output and error.
> checking for GST... no
> configure: Requested 'gstreamer-1.0 >=' but version of
> GStreamer is
> 1.2.4
> configure: error: no gstreamer-1.0 >= (GStreamer) found
> Where do I get a gstreamer version greater than 1.2.4?  Reading
> through the
> archives of this mailing list, I saw reference to cloning gstreamer-
> 1.0
> development code from git (see
> -server-td971084.html) 
> but I am leery of doing this because I might adversely affect
> existing
> gstreamer functionality that I depend upon.  
> If cloning gstreamer-1.0 is the required step that I need to take,
> can I get
> some information on how to install the development version in
> parallel so
> that I don't risk breaking existing gstreamer functionality?  Could
> there be
> another error in how I'm trying to run configure?  It would be
> helpful to
> have some additional info in the README for installation and
> compiling the
> test cases.

No, you're not doing anything wrong. gst-rtsp-server from git master
requires gstreamer core from git master (and gst-plugins-base from git
master etc.).

You appear to have GStreamer 1.2, which is quite old.

You can build a GStreamer stack with the latest version (or any other
version you like) using a so-called 'uninstalled' setup. This means
it's built in your home directory and doesn't affect your system
GStreamer installation.

See Arun's blog post here for details:

You can use this for the 1.8 branch as well if you prefer to track the
stable release series.

It's also possible to create an installed setup in your home directory
or some other non-system directory, but we don't provide scripts for


Tim Müller, Centricular Ltd -

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