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Old 09-06-2012, 05:48 AM   #1
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Impossible to compile vlc with current GConf package


Hi,

I recently tried to compile the latest vlc version (2.0.3) on my slackware64 current (14.0 RC4) and ran into a compilation error.

Code:
/bin/grep: /usr/lib64/libgconf-2.la: No such file or directory
/bin/sed: can't read /usr/lib64/libgconf-2.la: No such file or directory
After a little research, I found in the slackbuild of the GConf package installed in slackware 14.0 RC4 that the .la file was removed after make install.

Code:
make install DESTDIR=$PKG || exit 1

# Don't ship .la files:
#rm -f $PKG/usr/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}/*.la
After commenting this line and rebuilding GConf, the compilation of vlc succeeded.

I thought it was worth mentioning this even if it's not a bug related to a standard package installed in slackware, vlc is still a very popular software for a lot of people.

Last edited by Bourdieu; 09-06-2012 at 05:50 AM.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 06:02 AM   #2
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VLC probably builds just fine on the VLC developers' PC.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 10:07 AM   #3
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The other day I had a compile error because of the absence of a .la file (in this case for libsoup-2.4/queny-plugins) which was not occurring anymore after I removed webkitgtk that was on my system (see slackbuilds-users/2012-August/009117.html). Do you happen to have webkit installed as well?

Maybe of interest: http://blog.flameeyes.eu/2011/05/sur...btool-archives. In response to that blog they mention some packages (like webkit, gstreamer, gst-plugins) that require .la files, but not GConf. It all relates to libtool (http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/gar/wiki/LibTool) as I just found out.

Maybe someone else can explain this compilation problem better, but understanding that wiki correctly, .la files should not be in packages (except for some that use them internally)
 
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:45 PM   #4
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Seems odd, I build and run the development version of vlc and cannot see this problem when compiling on rc4. Have to dig a little deeper on my system perhaps...
 
Old 09-06-2012, 10:55 PM   #5
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Are you gaining features that you can't get in Eric's self contained VLC package or are you building it yourself for some other reason? I'm just curious if I'm missing out on something I hadn't thought about.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 11:15 PM   #6
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Are you gaining features that you can't get in Eric's self contained VLC package or are you building it yourself for some other reason? I'm just curious if I'm missing out on something I hadn't thought about.
I prefer to build things for myself and vlc is a huge amount of fun to build from source, both the git and the release versions, so I guess I do it myself with my own scripts for the sheer love of tinkering with great software. I still watch Eric's build for tips, some of which have also been absorbed for use in a vlc guide I run for the Ubuntu world. Perhaps I have too much time on my hands .
 
Old 09-06-2012, 11:22 PM   #7
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I do the same with KDE so I totally understand!
 
Old 09-06-2012, 11:26 PM   #8
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Are you gaining features that you can't get in Eric's self contained VLC package or are you building it yourself for some other reason? I'm just curious if I'm missing out on something I hadn't thought about.
I tried using the package and it also failed to install on -current... Will try again tonight and see if it is for the same reason
 
Old 09-06-2012, 11:29 PM   #9
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It's working fine with Gconf and Eric's latest package with the latest packages in current. I don't have many gnome-ish packages installed, just Gconf for google-chrome. I just did a clean install of -current this week.
 
Old 09-07-2012, 01:26 AM   #10
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Well I don't know what went wrong last time I tried but it worked like a charm this time!
 
  


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