[vlc-devel] running mingw build of vlc 0.8.5

Marty Leisner leisner at rochester.rr.com
Sat Jul 22 16:18:55 CEST 2006

I didn't closely follow the instructions (built without bootstrap, and had some
problem finding ffmpeg (no pkg-config), but my build did present the normal
GUI (don't know if it did anything useful).

I updated/upgraded some cygwin tools, added pkg-config and gettext, ran 
bootstrap and then configure with:

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/win32/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH
export CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/win32/include -I/usr/win32/include/ebmi"
export LDFLAGS=-L/usr/win32/lib
CC="gcc -mno-cygwin" CXX="g++ -mno-cygwin" \
./configure \
      --disable-gtk \
      --enable-nls --enable-sdl --with-sdl-config-path=/usr/win32/bin \
      --enable-ffmpeg --with-ffmpeg-mp3lame --with-ffmpeg-faac \
      --with-ffmpeg-zlib --enable-faad --enable-flac --enable-theora \
      --with-wx-config-path=/usr/win32/bin \
      --with-freetype-config-path=/usr/win32/bin \
      --with-fribidi-config-path=/usr/win32/bin \
      --enable-livedotcom --with-livedotcom-tree=/usr/win32/live.com \
      --enable-caca --with-caca-config-path=/usr/win32/bin \
      --with-xml2-config-path=/usr/win32/bin \
      --with-dvdnav-config-path=/usr/win32/bin \
      --disable-cddax --disable-vcdx --enable-goom \
      --enable-twolame --enable-dvdread \

configure and make was no problem but running it I get:

$ ./vlc
VLC media player 0.8.5 Janus
[00000521] rc interface: VLC media player - version 0.8.5 Janus - (c) 
1996-2006 the VideoLAN team
[00000521] rc interface: 
Warning: if you can't access the GUI anymore, open a command-line window, go 
to the directory where you installed VLC and run "vlc -I wx"

Running in a straight dosbox brings up a new window with the textual remote 
control interface enabled.

   vlc -I wx
doesn't seem to make a difference...

Should it run from the source directory after a build?  What magic do I need
to do?


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