SRT support build on Debian Buster. Nothing available yet. Cerbero fails to configure for source install.

Daniel Rossi electroteque at
Mon Jul 15 09:27:08 UTC 2019

Trying to install just the base package didn't work

  sudo dpkg -i gstreamer-1.0_1.17.0.1-1_amd64.deb
(Reading database ... 130926 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack gstreamer-1.0_1.17.0.1-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gstreamer-1.0 ( over ( ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of gstreamer-1.0:
  gstreamer-1.0 depends on gstreamer-1.0-core; however:
   Package gstreamer-1.0-core is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package gstreamer-1.0 (--install):
  dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:

Only getting into this shell am I able to make it run. As an end user 
for development, that isn't the desired outcome

./cerbero-uninstalled shell

danielr at debian:~/Downloads/cerbero$ ./cerbero-uninstalled shell
[cerbero-linux-x86_64]gst-inspect-1.0 |grep srt
subparse: subparse_typefind: srt, sub, mpsub, mdvd, smi, txt, dks, vtt
dtls:  dtlssrtpdec: DTLS-SRTP Decoder
dtls:  dtlssrtpenc: DTLS-SRTP Encoder
dtls:  dtlssrtpdemux: DTLS SRTP Demultiplexer
subenc:  srtenc: Srt encoder
srt:  srtsrc: SRT source
srt:  srtsink: SRT sink
srt:  srtclientsrc: SRT source
srt:  srtserversrc: SRT source
srt:  srtclientsink: SRT sink
srt:  srtserversink: SRT sink
srtp:  srtpenc: SRTP encoder
srtp:  srtpdec: SRTP decoder

------ Original Message ------
From: "Nicolas Dufresne" <nicolas at>
To: "Daniel Rossi" <electroteque at>; "Discussion of the 
development of and with GStreamer" 
<gstreamer-devel at>
Sent: 7/13/2019 10:42:31 PM
Subject: Re: SRT support build on Debian Buster. Nothing available yet. 
Cerbero fails to configure for source install.

>Le samedi 13 juillet 2019 à 11:46 +0000, Daniel Rossi a écrit :
>>  Hi , of all the packages I've built in my time, this one has to be
>>  the most broken one I have seen so far and the most complicated to
>>  get installed and working properly. It has been a failure in Debian,
>>  Ubuntu, Amazon Linux AMI etc.
>>  Ive been trying for days to get a gstreamer package with SRT support
>>  working. It was completely missing from the bad plugins package.
>>  According to this post, I was able to rebuild just the bad plugins
>>  repository with libsrt, in Ubutu server. But in Debian Buster , it
>>  complained about missing a plugins base package verson which was
>>  installed
>>  This led me to attempting to rebuild the whole thing from sources. I
>>  need this tool for testing SRT streaming functionality, and its taken
>>  a few days to get to this point. The Windows binary crashes when
>>  trying to turn the receiver into SRT server mode (For testing Wowza
>>  SRT Push streaming)
>Could it be that one ?
>    1. Note that I notice that SRT elements only works when configured
>       through URI, configuring through the properties seems broken. I must
>       admit I thought this crash was introduced by the re-factoring (the
>       one that merge srtserver/client pairs to allow fully URI based
>       handling.
>>  My target environment will be a receiver on Raspberry PI. But I am
>>  trying to get it built within the PI Desktop VMware for now.
>>  On attempting to setup cerbero according to the docs. In Debian
>>  Buster, configure fails. Any help would be good, so i can move on
>>  confirming UDP NAT issues with SRT.
>SRT is NAT friendly in the sense it uses a single port, but you still
>need to port forward, as it does not do NAT traversal like WebRTC as an
>>  checking for gcc... gcc
>>  checking whether the C compiler works... no
>>  configure: error: in `/home/pi/Downloads/cerbero/build/sources/build-
>>  tools/m4-1.4.18':
>>  configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
>>  See `config.log' for more details
>More details are inside config.log as stated by this message.
>>  ***** Error running 'bootstrap' command:
>>  Recipe 'm4' failed at the build step 'configure'
>>  Fatal Error: Running ['sh', '-c', './configure --prefix
>>  /home/pi/Downloads/cerbero/build/build-tools --libdir
>>  /home/pi/Downloads/cerbero/build/build-tools/lib --with-pic  --
>>  disable-maintainer-mode  --disable-silent-rules  --disable-gtk-doc
>>  --disable-introspection    --disable-gcc-warnings  --with-pic  --
>>  disable-maintainer-mode  --disable-silent-rules  --disable-gtk-doc
>>  --disable-introspection    --disable-gcc-warnings '], returncode 77
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