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

Adam Collins mr.adamcollins at gmail.com
Wed Sep 20 07:43:15 CEST 2006

I don't know if it helps, build I got it to build properly by downloading
the latest trunk again, and I realised I was missing the pkg-config package
in the cygwin installation. try that and see if it helps

On 9/19/06, Danny Brown <danbrwn at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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