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Old 08-06-2010, 10:27 AM   #1
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Building VLC


Hi All,

I tried to build VLC from source and stuck up with the following error.

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configure: error: Package requirements (fribidi) were not met:

No package 'fribidi' 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 FRIBIDI_CFLAGS
and FRIBIDI_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.
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But rpm -qa | grep fribibi returns:

fribidi-0.19.2-2.fc12.i686

Can you guys please suggest me a way out of this ?

Thanks,
 
Old 08-06-2010, 10:47 AM   #2
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There is a repository for fedora/redhat. Why you are build from source?

Last edited by sem007; 08-06-2010 at 10:49 AM.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 10:48 AM   #3
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If you do insist on building vlc from source for some strange reason, you need to install -devel rpms for various packages. So, in this case, install fribidi-devel.

Adam
 
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:51 AM   #4
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Hi,

Which host are you using? Fedora as your icon indicates? Which version?
Also, please answer the following questions:
  • Are you installing from a source rpm or a tarball?
  • What version of vlc are you trying to install?
  • What were the exact commands that you issues?
  • What is the value of $PKG_CONFIG_PATH ?
  • In which directory is fribidi (fribibi? typo in your post?) installed?
  • Is your version of fribidi (0.19.2 as indicated) compatible with the vlc version you are trying to install?
After you have answered this questions we might be able to provide some further assistance.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 07:13 AM   #5
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Hi All,

Thank you all for you valuable inputs. But fortunately Adam's input worked wonders for me. Like he mentioned, i installed fribidi-libdevel and then faced problem with qt4, which i installed and got the building right. Adam thank you very much.


I tried to build VLC from source since the version of vlc available in repos for fedora (1.0.6) is not supporting mkv files. And with this build, I am able to play .mkv files.

Thanks again,
 
Old 08-07-2010, 07:33 AM   #6
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Compile VLC 1.1.2 on Fedora 13 | linuxsysconfig
http://linuxsysconfig.com/2010/07/co...c112-fedora13/
 
Old 08-07-2010, 11:59 AM   #7
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Greplinux,

A friendly suggestion:

If you found Adam's advice to be helpful, you may give him a "thumbs up" or 'Yes' by clicking the button. It is the most effective way of encouraging know-ful persons to remain and help us in the forum.

Good luck.
 
  


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