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Old 01-04-2014, 04:12 PM   #1
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Question Pitivi 0.92 compiling+installation help

Hey I'm trying to get the latest Pitivi because the one I have now (0.15.2) is very buggy and won't render.

when I try to compile it I get this line at the end:
checking for cairo... configure: error: Package requirements (cairo) were not met:

No package 'cairo' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables cairo_CFLAGS
and cairo_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.
I tried to get cairo but I'm stuck.
My package manager has a 'python-cairo' (But Python is a programming language?) but that's not the right thing I believe.
Also I tried to install it via deb packages (I'm using Debian, LXDE D.E. .) but when I try to install the one package, I need the other (dependency) and when I try to install that one it needs ANOTHER one, .........

I am not a programmer/computer scientist,
I have only been using Linux for half a year or so. (I only know basic terminal commands.)
So I do not even know what pkg-config is etc.

Last edited by kjell159; 01-05-2014 at 11:54 AM.
Old 01-07-2014, 12:53 AM   #2
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Take a look here: Pitivi Wiki for guidance.
Old 01-07-2014, 04:14 PM   #3
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I installed the dependencies listed in the wiki.
Now compiling and installing went well but now I cannot start the program.
When I try to start it from the terminal I get this message:
** (process:11087): WARNING **: Failed to load shared library '' referenced by the typelib: libgstreamer-1.0.soso: kan gedeeld objectbestand niet openen: Bestand of map bestaat niet
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/bin/pitivi", line 141, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/bin/pitivi", line 99, in _check_dependencies
    missing_hard_deps = check_hard_dependencies()
  File "pitivi/", line 151, in check_hard_dependencies
    satisfied, req, inst = _check_dependency("Gst", True)
  File "pitivi/", line 128, in _check_dependency
    if list(module.version()) < _string_to_list(VERSION_REQ):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gi/", line 43, in function
    return info.invoke(*args, **kwargs)
gi._glib.GError: Could not locate gst_version: libgstreamer-1.0.soso: kan gedeeld objectbestand niet openen: Bestand of map bestaat niet
I'm sorry, some things are in Dutch.
I try to translate it:
-kan gedeeld objectbestand niet openen: Bestand of map bestaat niet = cannot open shared objectfile: File or map does not exist

Last edited by kjell159; 01-07-2014 at 04:15 PM.
Old 10-15-2015, 08:45 AM   #4
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You can get the latest Pitivi bundled with all its dependencies into a single binary at

Last edited by aleb; 10-15-2015 at 08:46 AM. Reason: link


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