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Old 10-21-2012, 02:32 AM   #1
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files in v4l-utils not appearing

I'm trying to get the barcode software zbar. when I follow the installation instructions, entering ./configure, the process is stopped by the message:

checking linux/videodev.h usability... no
checking linux/videodev.h presence... no
checking for linux/videodev.h... no
configure: error: in `/home/timothy/zbar-0.10':
configure: error: test for video support failed!
rebuild your kernel to include video4linux support or
configure --disable-video to skip building video support.
See `config.log' for more details.

I did some googling, and found this thread here:

it seems to be the solution to my problem.

so I installed the v4l-utils package (using yum install v4l-utils). however, the file needed (/usr/include/libv4l1-videodev.h) is not there! on further research about the contents of the v4l-utils package, none of the files seem to be in my system.

I'm quite new to linux, so too much jargon will probably loose me pretty quickly, but I'm willing to learn so if you point me towards some resources I'm happy to do some reading and experimentation :P any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 10-31-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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I guess that videodev.h is missing from /usr/include/linux/ (in Debian you find it in linux-libc-dev package).


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