[vlc-devel] Re: compiling modules

Derk-Jan Hartman hartman at videolan.org
Mon May 17 17:25:00 CEST 2004

You should really use subversion and the contrib system



Matthew Romaine wrote:
> Folks,
> Sorry for all the newbie questions; VLC is a fantastic project and I'm 
> thoroughly impressed with what you guys have done.  There's just a lot 
> wrap my head around!
> I've been trying to compile my own module following the instructions on 
> modifying Modules.am under modules/codec, as well as adding an entry in 
> AX_ADD_PLUGINS, but looking at the Makefile lines for the other codecs 
> I'm guessing I need to add more information.  Is there a more detailed 
> explanation of the changes needed, or am I to just cut/paste and follow 
> a similar module's entries?  I'm assuming modifying configure.ac is the 
> way to go...
> Also, for those using OSX, the source for vlc-0.7.1, and wanting to 
> compile their own modules, I had to upgrade automake and autoconf so 
> that aclocal could regenerate configure.in files incorporating my own 
> module.  Unfortunately the upgrades seemed to generate a broken 
> configure, so simply typing "make" spits out the error:
> $ make
> srcdir=. ./toolbox --update-includes
> srcdir=. ./toolbox --update-includes
> srcdir=. ./toolbox --update-includes
> cd . && /bin/sh /Users/mromaine/code_bases/vlc-0.7.1/autotools/missing 
> --run autoheader
> touch ./)].in)].in
> /bin/sh: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `)'
> /bin/sh: -c: line 1: ~touch ./)].in)].in'
> doing a
> $make vlc
> makes it compile fine, although I had to manually compile a few 
> subdirectories since make didn't recurse into them...
> thnx,
> matt

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