[vlc-devel] OSXCompile instructions fail when building from tarball

Pierre d'Herbemont pdherbemont at free.fr
Wed Dec 9 00:20:38 CET 2009

Note, This issue should be fixed in master.


On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Neil Coggins <neil_coggins at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The OSXCompile wiki page instructions fail when trying to build from a
> tarball (vlc-1.0.3.tar.bz2 is what I am using currently, although v1.0.1
> does the same).  The wiki (http://wiki.videolan.org/OSXCompile) states
> "Download the VLC media player source code (using Git) as described on
> the "Get the source" page or get a recent source tarball."
> However, tarballs fail with the error
> REVISION=`git describe --always` && \
>         cat ./extras/package/macosx/Info.plist | \
>         sed "s/#REVISION#/$REVISION/g" >
> ./tmp/extras/package/macosx/Info.plist
> fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git
> make[2]: *** [VLC.app] Error 128
> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> Perhaps the wiki page should be amended (either add instructions that do
> allow building from tarballs, or remove reference to them and include
> workable build system with the tarballs themselves)...?
> Neil.
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