[vlc-devel] How to get the list of .so files being used by vlc?

Peter Tap ptrtap at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 2 09:27:47 CET 2011


I need to create a zip file of my custom vlc build. The idea is to run it on a different test machine. Both the development machine and test machine are running Ubuntu. The test box runs an older version of Ubuntu than the dev box.

I first run the following commands to gather all the VLC files to be zipped.

$ ./configure --prefix /home/peter/MyVLC
$ make install

After running this, directory MyVLC contains most of the files that are needed. However, there are a bunch of files in /usr/lib and /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu that need to be copied as well. I don't know why vlc won't just copy these files in the install directory as well.

Anyway, to build the list of required files, I run vlc on the test machine with -vv option, look at the output to see which .so file is missing and keep adding the missing library file. This process works but is very cumbersome.

I am wondering if there is a better way to get all the files required to run vlc under one directory hierarchy. Or, if there is an easier way to build the list of needed .so files, I can probably write a script to collect all the files.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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