[vlc-devel] mozilla plugin on a intel osx

Curt Zirzow czirzow at gmail.com
Tue May 9 01:08:42 CEST 2006

Hey everyone.

I'm attempting to get the new mozilla plugin to work on my
computer, i was having some very strange issues when trying to get
the gecko-sdk (from the ppc version) so I went and tried to get a
intel version of the sdk ready and use it for the vlc compile,
below, (although it may be a bit lengthy) is what I did and how
resolved some issues i ran into.

Bare in mind, i'm new to mac's system way to do things so i may
have messed up in my process.

OSX Version: 10.4.6
CPU: 2ghz Intel Core Duo
Xtools: ::Version available if important::
VLC code: from subversion checkout.

Building the sdk for OSX on intel:
grab the mozilla 1.7.x (.13) source

Patch mozilla source:
mozilla 1.7.x comes with some outdated files:
xpcom/MoreFilex/MoreFilesX.c (v. 1.0.1)
xpcom/MoreFilex/MoreFilesX.h (v. 1.0.1)

(upgrade thsese files otherwise mozilla will have conflict
definition errors when making)

Get more updated files via (v 1.0.2):

Replace the MoreFilesX.* files.

./configure --enable-standalone-modules=xpcom 
  --enable-default-toolkit=mac --without-x

* The without-x is needed if you have X stuff installed
* I'm not sure about the toolkit option but seems to be required if
* you
have gtk installed, mozilla defaults to use gtk if found.


The files Needed for the sdk (from mozilla root):

# the xpcom sdk files.
cp -Rl dist/sdk/* ~/sdk-mac-intel/
(copy recursive file structure and resolve symbolic links to
regular files)

# not xpcom sdk but general plugin includes
cp modules/plugin/base/public/*.h ~/sdk-mac-intel/include/
cp modules/plugin/base/public/*.idl ~/sdk-mac-intel/idl/

# javascript interface files
cp sun-java/stubs/include/jni.h ~/sdk-mac-intel/include/
cp sun-java/stubs/include/jni_md.h ~/sdk-mac-intel/include/
cp sun-java/stubs/include/jri.h ~/sdk-mac-intel/include/
cp sun-java/stubs/include/jri_md.h ~/sdk-mac-intel/include/
cp sun-java/stubs/include/jritypes.h ~/sdk-mac-intel/include/

Building vlc with sdk:
I used the same procedures as from:

Except a few changes in the ./configure line:
--with-goom # it wasn't found in my configure.
--enable-mozilla --with-mozilla-sdk-path=~/sdk-mac-intel

Making vlc:

Problems with make:
#1 vlcshell.cpp:1: error: bad value (pentium2) for -mtune= switch
Fix: change vlc-config and remove the -mtune option in
and re-'make' vlc
* i'm not sure why this occurs but removing the value will remove
the error.
#2 -arch ppc is specified in mozilla/Makefile
Fix: remove all -arch ppc from mozilla/Makefile
* seems that configure doesn't recognize the proper arch the build
is for. probably some configure.in tweaks is just needed.

Unresolved Problems:
Everything goes fine, except during the linking stage, the error
yet to get resolved is:

[linking command removed to be as brief as possible]

/usr/bin/ld: warning multiple definitions of symbol _locale_charset
/usr/lib/libiconv.dylib(localcharset.o) definition of
definition of _locale_charset
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status 

I'm not sure exactly where the /usr/lib/libiconv.dylib depedency is
comming from but I thought I'd through out my process before I go
any further in trying to get things working.

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