Building multimedia/vlc on amd64

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Fri Dec 28 00:51:54 PST 2007


When I try to build vlc on 7-STABLE/amd64, the build fails with the
following error:

    c++ -Wsign-compare -Wall -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -pipe -pthread -pthread -o libnpvlc_a-vlcshell.o libnpvlc_a-vlcplugin.o libnpvlc_a-npolibvlc.o libnpvlc_a-npovlc.o libnpvlc_a-nporuntime.o libnpvlc_a-npunix.o -shared -pthread -shared -fpic -fPIC -pthread /usr/local/lib/ /usr/local/lib/ -Wl,-rpath -Wl,/usr/local/lib -pthread  -L/usr/ports/multimedia/vlc/work/fake//usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib ../src/libvlc.a ../modules/demux/liblive555.a ../modules/audio_filter/converter/libdtstofloat32.a -lplds4 -lplc4 -lnspr4 /usr/local/lib/ /usr/local/lib/ /usr/local/lib/ /usr/local/lib/ /usr/local/lib/ /usr/local/lib/ -lrpcsvc /usr/local/lib/ /usr/local/lib/ /usr/local/lib/ -lrt /usr/local/lib/ -L/usr/local/live/UsageEnvironment -lUsageEnvironment -L/usr/local/live/groupsock -lgroupsock -L/usr/local/live/BasicUsageEnvironment -lBasicUsageEnvironment -L/usr/local/live/liveMedia -lliveMedia -ldts -lm   -Wl,--rpath -Wl,/usr/local/lib -Wl,--rpath -Wl,/usr/local/lib
    /usr/bin/ld: /usr/local/lib/libdts.a(parse.o): relocation R_X86_64_32S can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
    /usr/local/lib/libdts.a: could not read symbols: Bad value
    gmake[2]: *** [] Error 1
    gmake[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/ports/multimedia/vlc/work/vlc-0.8.6d/mozilla'
    gmake[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
    gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/ports/multimedia/vlc/work/vlc-0.8.6d'
    gmake: *** [all] Error 2
    *** Error code 2

    Stop in /usr/ports/multimedia/vlc.
    *** Error code 1

    Stop in /usr/ports/multimedia/vlc.

This error doesn't happen on 7-STABLE/i386, and it looks like the
obvious fix is to build libdts.a objects with -fPIC. Any chance of an
update that makes it so?

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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