[blfs-support] Fwd: VLC-2.0.5 shenanigans

Pierre M.R. prousselet at sfr.fr
Wed Mar 13 23:09:35 PDT 2013


Arthur Radley wrote:
> Originally posted in the wrong list by mistake.
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Arthur Radley*<misterarthurradley at gmail.com 
> <mailto:misterarthurradley at gmail.com>>
> Date: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM
> Subject: VLC-2.0.5 shenanigans
> To: lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org 
> <mailto:lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
>
>
> Hello everybody,
>
> Short version...
>
> If VLC-2.0.5 does not build and you installed libdvbpsi, then try VLC 
> again after uninstalling libdvbpsi.
>
>
>
> Long version...
>
> I have been installing VLC in my last 5 or 6 BLFS systems. I like it. 
> It's always a big project, but I've always gotten through it. Not this 
> time.
>
> First, I see this after the patch and configure command...
>
>
>
> generating modules/**/Makefile.am
> .....................................................................
> + echo
> + cp -f INSTALL INSTALL.git
> + autoreconf --install --force --verbose -I m4
> autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
> autoreconf: running: autopoint --force
> Copying file ABOUT-NLS
> Copying file m4/fcntl-o.m4
> Copying file m4/threadlib.m4
> Copying file po/Makevars.template
> autoreconf: running: aclocal -I m4 --force -I m4
> configure.ac:28 <http://configure.ac:28>: error: 'AM_CONFIG_HEADER': 
> this macro is obsolete.
>     You should use the 'AC_CONFIG_HEADERS' macro instead.
> /usr/share/aclocal-1.13/obsolete-err.m4:12: AM_CONFIG_HEADER is 
> expanded from...
> configure.ac:28 <http://configure.ac:28>: the top level
> autom4te: /usr/bin/m4 failed with exit status: 1
> aclocal: error: echo failed with exit status: 1
> autoreconf: aclocal failed with exit status: 1
>
>
>
> My understanding is that stuff is related to the sudden removal of a 
> long-deprecated macro from automake and now we sometimes see these
> warnings. Okay, fine. I wasn't able find out what to do about it. VLC 
> would still continue on with the make command but then fail midway 
> with this...
>
>
>
> dtv/en50221.c: In function 'en50221_SetCAPMT':
> dtv/en50221.c:2234:17: error: implicit declaration of function 
> 'dvbpsi_DeletePMT' [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
> dtv/en50221.c: At top level:
> dtv/en50221.c:2288:12: warning: 'en50221_OpenMMI' defined but not used 
> [-Wunused-function]
> dtv/en50221.c:2328:12: warning: 'en50221_CloseMMI' defined but not 
> used [-Wunused-function]
> dtv/en50221.c:2356:15: warning: 'en50221_GetMMIObject' defined but not 
> used [-Wunused-function]
> dtv/en50221.c:2381:13: warning: 'en50221_SendMMIObject' defined but 
> not used [-Wunused-function]
> cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
> make[5]: *** [libdtv_plugin_la-en50221.lo] Error 1
> make[5]: Leaving directory 
> `/mnt/files5/blfs/svn/sources-hubble/vlc-2.0.5/modules/access'
> make[4]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[4]: Leaving directory 
> `/mnt/files5/blfs/svn/sources-hubble/vlc-2.0.5/modules/access'
> make[3]: *** [all] Error 2
> make[3]: Leaving directory 
> `/mnt/files5/blfs/svn/sources-hubble/vlc-2.0.5/modules/access'
> make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[2]: Leaving directory 
> `/mnt/files5/blfs/svn/sources-hubble/vlc-2.0.5/modules'
> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/mnt/files5/blfs/svn/sources-hubble/vlc-2.0.5'
> make: *** [all] Error 2
>
>
> There are a bunch anecdotal things on the Internet about this. Some of 
> them are not even recent. Some say it's caused by kernel 3.7 and up. 
> Some say it's the new version libdvbpsi (v1.0.0). And so on. Okay, 
> fine. I spent a day trying all kinds of things related to those ideas. 
> VLC with the old libdvbpsi-0.2.2. No. VLC with kernel 3.5.2 from my 
> old LFS 7.2 stash. No. I tried the previous VLC-2.0.3 which built and 
> installed fine six months ago. No. Finally, I tried VLC-2.0.5 with no 
> libdvbpsi at all. YES! I still see the automake stuff with configure, 
> of course. But VLC goes on to build and install and work. I will find 
> out later what difference not having the optional package libdvbpsi makes.
>
> I know this post was long. And I don't know what value this has for 
> the book. But I thought I should say something about it, and I didn't 
> how else to say it all.
>
> A.Radley
>
>
>

The thing to do is to revert automake version to 1.12 (1.12.6 is the 
last).make uninstall in automake-1.13 works.

Regards




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