problem building gstreamer-plugins-ffmpeg

Theo Kanter kanter at
Thu Dec 21 14:40:15 UTC 2006


I checked with a colleague who has the same problem building 
gstreamer-plugins-ffmpeg -- see below; and who found the cause & a 
workaround. An inspection of config.log created with pkgmk -kw revealed 
"/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lX11". Thus we retried with 
'LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/X11R6/lib pkgmk' which was successful. Therefore I 
added a line with 'export LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/X11R6/lib pkgmk' to 
'/etc/pkgmk.conf' in order to be safe. Perhaps you would like to check 
whether you have anything defined in your environment that enabled you 
to build this package without taking these extra measures.

prt-get: updating /usr/ports/contrib/gstreamer-plugins-ffmpeg
=======> Building 

tar -C /usr/ports/contrib/gstreamer-plugins-ffmpeg/work/src 
--use-compress-program=gzip -xf 
+ build
+ cd gst-ffmpeg-0.10.1
+ ./configure LIBS=-lX11 --prefix=/usr
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
configure: configuring gst-ffmpeg for release
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... configure: error: C 
compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.
=======> ERROR: Building 


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