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adriv 10-11-2012 05:33 PM

ffmpeg failes to build
Hi, like the title says, ffmpeg failes to build.
I use and have all dependencies installed, adjusted the slackbuild file and then get this error:

Could not find texi2html! Please make sure to have tetex or texlive installed
and that texi2html is in PATH.

It's a SW 14 x86_64 machine and Tetex is installed (full install).
Anyone a clue what is wrong?

It's building now. I used sbopkg and I gues I didn't use su -, so that's probably why texi2html wasn't in PATH ...
Building it myself does seem to do the trick. :)

volkerdi 10-11-2012 05:49 PM

Did you perhaps use plain "su" rather than "su -"? The former will not execute the scripts in /etc/profile.d/ and won't add /usr/share/texmf/bin to the $PATH.

adriv 10-11-2012 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by volkerdi (Post 4803388)
Did you perhaps use plain "su" rather than "su -"? The former will not execute the scripts in /etc/profile.d/ and won't add /usr/share/texmf/bin to the $PATH.

Thanks for the reply, that was indeed the problem, figured it out myself just a minute ago (see the EDIT in my previous post).

silendo 10-11-2012 06:10 PM

Have you used the txz package on the alien ftp?

adriv 10-11-2012 06:17 PM

No, I used (at first via sbopkg). When that initially failed, I considered the package from alienBOB, but was unsure about the dependencies I already installed.
So I gave it another try, making sure to use su -.

XGizzmo 10-11-2012 06:36 PM

I am going to rant here just a bit, this is not directed at any person or group.
I don't think it is fair to person trying and asking for help building something
to be told use a package. That is not an answer that helps them figure out the
problem. What are they going to do the next time they have the same problem and
there is no package for them to download.

andrew.46 10-11-2012 08:14 PM

Mind you the FFmpeg release policy is a little different to other applications in that the release versions are intended for use by those packaging for general release with a distro rather than an individual compiling FFmpeg for their own use. And perhaps SBo fits this category. But for the individual it is recommended, and this is my own practice, to compile from the development version. All the details of this stance here.

If there is a need to compile a release version for use by other applications this can be done with a local rather than system installation allied with the appropriate manipulation of the pkg_config_path variable to use the older version. Just my 2 cents worth.....

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