[vlc-devel] problem compiling vlc master branch on ubuntu 16.04.1

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Sat Jun 3 14:17:19 CEST 2017

Le lauantaina 3. kesäkuuta 2017, 13.00.18 EEST Dafna Hirschfeld a écrit :
> *~/codec/vlc-for-linux/vlc$ ./bootstrap *
> *NOTE: GNU gettext appears to be missing or out-of-date.*
> *Please install or update GNU gettext.*
> *Also check if you have cvs, a dependency of autopoint.*
> *Otherwise, you will not be able to build a source tarball.*

As the diagnostic implies, autopoint is probably missing.

> then when I run ./configure I get a message that lua is missing:

> *configure: error: Could not find lua. Lua is needed for some interfaces
> (rc, telnet, http) as well as many other custom scripts. Use --disable-lua
> to ignore this error. *

As the error implies, the Lua development package is probably absent. Check 
config.log if you want the gritty details.


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