[Matroska-general] How do you build it?

Moritz Bunkus moritz at bunkus.org
Wed Jun 16 08:54:12 CEST 2010


On Wednesday 16 June 2010 03:54:37 Brian P. Barnes wrote:

> There is no configure, no readme.txt, no install.txt, the make fails,
> the makedoc fails and the debian docs has zero bytes?? How is anybody
> but your hackers supposed to build this thing?

In a standard libmatroska environment you can just call "make" inside

> brianp at trex:~/download/mkv.matroska/libmatroska-1.0.0/make/linux$ make -j8
> /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.4.1/../../../../lib/libebml.a: could not
> read symbols: Bad value

How did you build libebml? It looks like there's already a (broken?)
libebml.a file in your system library directory. Did you install it? If
yes, how?

> I am trying to build VLC and it does not like your libraries or
> something:
> vlc-1.0.6: ./configure; make ends with errors:
> /usr/bin/ld:
> /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.4.1/../../../../lib/libmatroska.a(KaxAttach
> ed.o): relocation R_X86_64_32 against `.rodata.str1.1' can not be used when
> making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC

Sorry, I have no idea about this error.


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