[vlc-devel] Re: compile error using FC6

Jean-Paul Saman jean-paul.saman at planet.nl
Thu May 24 09:40:19 CEST 2007

Developer wrote:
> Dear VLC Developer,
> I am trying to compile the latest SVN using Fedora Core 6.
> After running make at /extra/contrib., and after compile evrythings
> I am getting the following error :  can you help please
> /bin/sh ./libtool --tag=CC --mode=link gcc -std=gnu99 -I/root/vlc/./extras/contrib/include -Wall -Wextra -Wno-unused-parameter -Wsign-compare -Wundef -Wpointer-arith -Wbad-function-cast -Wcast-align -Wwrite-strings -Wold-style-definition -Wmissing-prototypes -Wvolatile-register-var -L/root/vlc/./extras/contrib/lib -o vlc vlc-vlc.o src/libvlc.la
> gcc -std=gnu99 -I/root/vlc/./extras/contrib/include -Wall -Wextra -Wno-unused-parameter -Wsign-compare -Wundef -Wpointer-arith -Wbad-function-cast -Wcast-align -Wwrite-strings -Wold-style-definition -Wmissing-prototypes -Wvolatile-register-var -o .libs/vlc vlc-vlc.o  -L/root/vlc/./extras/contrib/lib src/.libs/libvlc.so -L/usr/local/lib -L/lib -lhal -ldbus-1 -lrt -lpthread -ldl -L/root/vlc/extras/contrib/lib  -Wl,--rpath -Wl,/usr/local/lib
> src/.libs/libvlc.so: undefined reference to `libiconv'
> src/.libs/libvlc.so: undefined reference to `libiconv_close'
> src/.libs/libvlc.so: undefined reference to `libiconv_open'
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make[2]: *** [vlc] Error 1
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/vlc'
> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/vlc'
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> [root at localhost vlc]#

Libiconv is either installed on your running system, check with: locate 
libiconv.so. If not then check if extras/contrib/libiconv is present in 
your build.

If it is installed on your system then configure/build vlc with 
LDFLAGS="-L/path/to/lib/dir -liconv" ./configure --prefix=/usr ... && make

Hope that helps. I am also building vlc on FC6 and do not have the 
problems you described above.

Jean-Paul Saman

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