[vlc-devel] Error cross compiling for Win32

David R. Robison david.robison at openroadsconsulting.com
Thu Jan 15 22:12:47 CET 2015

OK, I modified the rules.mak in the src/x264 directory to request xz 
instead of gz:

x264: x264-git.tar.xz .sum-x264

This got me by the fetch error. Now I am getting a compile error 
compiling protobuf:

protoc -I. --cpp_out=. google/protobuf/unittest.proto 
google/protobuf/unittest.proto:173:3: Expected "required", "optional", 
or "repeated".
google/protobuf/unittest.proto:173:21: Missing field number.
google/protobuf/unittest.proto:610:3: Expected "required", "optional", 
or "repeated".
google/protobuf/unittest.proto:610:13: Missing field number.
google/protobuf/unittest.proto:632:3: Expected "required", "optional", 
or "repeated".
google/protobuf/unittest.proto:632:13: Missing field number.
google/protobuf/unittest.proto:647:3: Expected "required", "optional", 
or "repeated".
google/protobuf/unittest.proto:647:13: Missing field number.
google/protobuf/unittest.proto:672:3: Expected "required", "optional", 
or "repeated".
google/protobuf/unittest.proto:672:13: Missing field number.
google/protobuf/unittest.proto:853:1: Expected "required", "optional", 
or "repeated".
google/protobuf/unittest.proto:853:21: Missing field number.
google/protobuf/unittest.proto:862:1: Reached end of input in message 
definition (missing '}').
make[3]: *** [unittest_proto_middleman] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/david/vlc/contrib/win32/protobuf/src'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/david/vlc/contrib/win32/protobuf'
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/david/vlc/contrib/win32/protobuf'
make: *** [.protobuf] Error 2

Any ideas what is wrong? David


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On 1/14/2015 3:11 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le 2015-01-14 17:13, David R. Robison a écrit :
>> Can you give me any idea how to "find another way". This was working
>> with the previous instructions on how to build for Win32. Are there
>> any new instructions? Can anyone else successfully build vlc for
>> Win32? Just saying I can't do it does not help me know how to do it...
> Well... patch the affected build rules to fetch sources with another 
> method. git-clone seems like the most likely candidate.

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