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Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Making gstreamer requires glib and glib is un

From: Tony Theodore
Subject: Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Making gstreamer requires glib and glib is unable to find libffi
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:35:13 +1100

On 10/12/2012, at 12:08 PM, Alan Leurck <address@hidden> wrote:

> I've run into an issue when trying to create the gsteamer 1.0.3 suite of 
> programs using the latest(master) from the git repository I downloaded this 
> afternoon.  GStreamer requires glib and when trying to make glib, the libffi 
> library is not found.  However, the library was created and is of the correct 
> version (> 3.0).
> I have found the following in the glib associated log directory.
>       checking for LIBFFI... no
>       configure: error: Package requirements (libffi >= 3.0.0) were not met:
>       No package 'libffi' found
> The libffi.a  library exists in my ~/mxe.git/usr/i686-pc-mingw32/lib as well 
> as the libffi-3.0.11 directory with the header .h files.
> Attached is the log file for the glib configure.
> It would appear that the configure process is unable to locate this new 
> library.
> Any suggestions on how to resolve would be useful.
> Thank you.
> Al

Hi Al,

Since we build a native glib (on some systems), a native install of libffi is 
required. This has been added to the docs in master, but not in stable (the 
version at mxe.cc):


Check the package name for you system (something like libffi, libffi0dev, or 
libffi-devel) and install it.



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