[vlc-devel] Build instructions for MacOS X?

Ruud Althuizen ruud at il.fontys.nl
Fri Jun 5 11:46:49 CEST 2009


On Fri 05 Jun 2009 11:37 AM, Andre-John Mas wrote:
> I am in the process of attempting my first build of VLC on MacOS X, using 
> the 1.0.0-rc2 tarball, and I am attempting to follow the instructions here:
>  http://wiki.videolan.org/OSXCompile
> I have MacPorts installed, so to 'disable' it I typed in my bash shell (BTW 
> it would be worth mentioning this in the Wiki):
You do not need to disable MacPorts, this is only needed for Fink (as

> followed by:
>  # Build the third party libraries
>  cd extras/contrib
>  ./bootstrap
>  make
> at this point I am getting a failure:
>  contrib ajmas$ make
>  /usr/bin/curl -L -O 
> ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/videolan/testing/contrib/contrib-macosx-i386-1.0.tar.bz2
>  curl: (56) FTP response reading failed
>  make: *** [contrib-macosx-i386-1.0.tar.bz2] Error 56
> Trying to manually access the ftp server I get:
>  Ghostwalker2:contrib ajmas$ ftp ftp.videolan.org
>  Connected to ganesh.videolan.org.
>  421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection.
I guess the server is unavailable at the moment, I'm sure the responsible
people will fix it as soon as possible.

I've compiled VLC multiple times on Mac OSX and the instructions are
accurate (please don't forget to enable the correct compiler and linking
binaries). Please try again when the ftp server is available again.

Ruud Althuizen

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