no package vpx found when building weston

darxus at darxus at
Thu May 31 09:17:00 PDT 2012

On 05/31, Prigent, Christophe wrote:
>    I had an error when building Weston: "package requirements (cairo vpx)
>    were not met: no package vpx found".
>    The installation of libvpx0 and libvpx-dev from the synaptic package
>    manager didn’t fix the problem. I found that there is no .pc file related
>    to it inside /usr/share/pkgconfig.
>    I’m working on Ubuntu 10.04.


  webm video encoding library required for Weston video capture. Fedora
  16 package works, Ubuntu Oneric package does not.

    $ git clone

- as of three days ago.

Yes, the ubuntu and debian vpx packages are missing the .pc file, fixed in
version 0.9.7.p1-2, so the packages in ubuntu precise and quantal should

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