#31 You need a better installer/tarball on www.audiocoding.com

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nobody
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2009-01-25
2007-06-16
dirk
No

I struggled more than a day to compile and install faad2 on my PowerBook.

The package that is downloadable from www.audiocoding.com doesn't have a configure file that most are familiar with.
The main README doesn't tell anything usefull. (README.Linux didn't seem to be relevant since my system is not Linux, but Posix)

On the forum I was adviced to run bootstrap, but that just said:
zsh: no such file or directory: ./bootstrap

Also autoreconf -vif doesn't work out:
autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
autoreconf: configure.in: not using Gettext
autoreconf: running: aclocal --output=aclocal.m4t
autoreconf: `aclocal.m4' is created
autoreconf: configure.in: tracing
autoreconf: running: libtoolize --copy --force
Can't exec "libtoolize": No such file or directory at /usr/share/autoconf/Autom4te/FileUtils.pm line 288, <GEN2> line 4.
autoreconf: failed to run libtoolize: No such file or directory

Eventually I even turned to use MacPorts to install this, but then finding out that PyMedia (which I wanted to install in the first place), doesn't recognize the libs when they are in opt/local. So MacPorts was no option for me.

Finally again through the forum I found this link:
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/f/faad2/faad2_2.5.orig.tar.gz
Which actually worked.
./configure
make
sudo make install

Please put this file on your home page!
or make the installation / compilation process more easy and the documenation on installing a lot better.

You're scaring ppl off this way. (Not your purpose I presume)

Discussion

  • menno
    menno
    2009-01-25

    Current version should be better

     
  • menno
    menno
    2009-01-25

    • status: open --> closed