configure error in multimedia/transcode [SOLVED]

David J Brooks daeg at
Wed Apr 11 17:53:59 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 11 April 2007 05:23:45 am David J Brooks wrote:
> ERROR: requirement failed: cannot compile ffmpeg/avcodec.h
> ffmpeg/avcodec.h can be found in the following packages:
>   FFMpeg
> Please see the INSTALL file in the top directory of the
> transcode sources for more information about building
> transcode with this configure script.
> ===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
> Please report the problem to multimedia at [maintainer] and attach
> the "/usr/ports/multimedia/transcode/work/transcode-1.0.2/config.log"
> including
> the output of the failure of your make command. Also, it might be a good
> idea to provide an overview of all packages installed on your system (e.g.
> an `ls /var/db/pkg`).
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/multimedia/transcode.

The problem is an incorrect header file. Apparently multimedia/lives installed 
multimedia/ffmpeg-devel on top of multimedia/ffmpeg which overwrote the 
avcodec.h. Deinstalling ffmpeg-devel and reinstalling ffmpeg allows transcode 
to configure and compile without error.

	Den of inequity.

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