[vlc-devel] Re: "make" on cygwin - lots of warnigs&errors

Danny Brown danbrwn at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 19:58:45 CEST 2006

Building on cygwin can be very difficult. First, you have to make sure
you have the correct version of autoconf, automake, libtool etc...
Since cygwin is almost always behind in this regard, you are forced to
use the version that the contrib libraries specify. This is not always
the case but it is the case most of the time. Now, having said that,
you may be able to build with the latest versions of the tools but
there is no guarantee they will work as advertised.
Bottom line, build with the contribs as downloaded. If the source tree
you are building with does not work (aka the latest) then get a
slightly older svn to build with. If a particular feature is failing,
make sure it is either installed via cygwin or you have downloaded and
correctly placed the files in the correct place according to the
install instructions. Chances are the error you are getting regarding
asm undeclared identifier is because something is not registered
correctly in your system or has not been installed.
Research the reference to the first true error message you have. The
warnings are just that and for the most part come from type
differences and other non critical problems. Even a successful build
is full of them, unfortunately. Once you find what package or library
the item of error is in, install the package or download the library
and that error may go away.
Be aware, open source software is not for the faint of heart to try to
build, i have spent literally weeks trying to get cygwin, linux, PPC
cross to build. Just keep plugging away and go to the irc.videolan.org
via an irc client to talk to someone. Dan

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