#6 Install Can't Find Audiofile

Davy Durham

Installed both Audiofile and Fox. Recognized Fox but
not Audiofile even when pointed to it. Audiofile
installed OK with self checks. Running Slackware 7 on
150 Mhz Toshiba w 98M RAM. Contact:

PS I'm fairly new at linux, but have been programing
in C for a while. I'm an old fart, DOS 2.0 was my
first OS. Tell me the stupid things first, then the
wizard level stuff next.


Mark D. Sterling


  • Davy Durham
    Davy Durham

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    Can you paste the out put of either configure or make that's
    indicating the problem? If it's configure compilaining then
    also paste the last 25 or so lines of config.log (which will
    have the output of what the configure script did to test for

  • Davy Durham
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    I'm not too familiar with Slackware... The problem is that
    the afSetVirtualFormat function was not found in the
    audiofile library. This function hasn't always been in the
    library. What version of audiofile do you have installed?
    You can check by looking in the audiofile.h header file and
    look at two #defines that should be near the top of the header.

    If you can, compile audiofile from source or (better) cvs.
    You can see the URL to audiofile in the error output.

    Let me know if this helps.

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    I'm using version 0.2.3 I've also installed the previous
    two releases just for giggles and whatnot. I've pointed the
    configure routine to the proper directories. when I disable
    the audiofile check the program crashes in make. What's next?

  • Davy Durham
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    Hmm, this is a tuffy... Some things to try:

    1) do 'find / -name audiofile.h' and become aware of any
    other audiofile files that might be picked up by the
    compiler. And notice the -I and/or -L flags to the gcc
    command line shown in config.log It might be a good think
    to remove any installed copies of audiofile that you not
    intending this compile to use (if you can).

    2) look in audiofile.h (the one that you're *sure* gcc is
    picking up in the configure test) and just see if
    afSetVirtualSampleFormat is defined in there (and not
    commented out by some #ifdefs or something)

    3) run 'objdump -t libaudiofile.a' which will output all the
    functions that are contained in that library. Then see if
    afSetVirtualSampleFormat is in there and make sure it's not
    listed as *UND* which means undefined.

    hopefully, something in doing these will reveal the problem

  • Davy Durham
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    out of date

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    Davy Durham

    • status: open --> closed