gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad compilation from sources: missing cuda.h

Asked by Adrian on 2021-06-10

Try to compile gst-plugins-bad1.0 from sources returns the error on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:

/bin/bash ../../libtool --tag=CC --mode=compile gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I../.. -Wdate-time -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -I../../gst-libs -I../../gst-libs -pthread -I/usr/include/gstreamer-1.0 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/glib-2.0/include -pthread -I/usr/include/gstreamer-1.0 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/glib-2.0/include -pthread -I/usr/include/gstreamer-1.0 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/glib-2.0/include -DGST_USE_UNSTABLE_API -fno-strict-aliasing -DG_THREADS_MANDATORY -DG_DISABLE_CAST_CHECKS -Wall -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wvla -Wpointer-arith -Wmissing-declarations -Wmissing-prototypes -Wredundant-decls -Wwrite-strings -Wformat-security -Wold-style-definition -Winit-self -Wmissing-include-dirs -Waddress -Wno-multichar -Wnested-externs -g -fvisibility=hidden -pthread -I/usr/include/libmount -I/usr/include/blkid -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/glib-2.0/include -pthread -I/usr/include/gio-unix-2.0 -I/usr/include/libmount -I/usr/include/blkid -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/glib-2.0/include -g -O2 -fdebug-prefix-map=/tmp/gst/gst-plugins-bad1.0-1.16.2=. -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wno-error -c -o libgstbluez_la-gstavrcputil.lo `test -f 'gstavrcputil.c' || echo './'`gstavrcputil.c
In file included from nvcuvid.h:38,
                 from gstnvdec.h:33,
                 from gstnvdec.c:32:
cuviddec.h:39:10: fatal error: cuda.h: File not found
   39 | #include <cuda.h>
      | ^~~~~~~~
compilation terminated

Steps to reproduce:
apt source gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad
sudo apt install build-essential
sudo apt build-dep gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad
cd gst-plugins-bad1.0-1.16.2/
debuild -us -uc

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 20.04
Package: gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.4.0-74.83-generic 5.4.114
Uname: Linux 5.4.0-74-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu27.18
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: skip
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Thu Jun 10 18:06:15 2021
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-04-05 (1162 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20180228)
SourcePackage: gst-plugins-bad1.0
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to focal on 2020-10-28 (225 days ago)

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Daniel Letzeisen (dtl131) said :
#1

I could not reproduce this in my Xubuntu 20.04 VM, so I believe it more of a support request than an actual bug in the package.

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Daniel Letzeisen (dtl131) said :
#2

Ubuntu's package does not build the nvdec and nvenc plugins (i.e. the plugins that would require cuda.h)
So you must have some CUDA libs/headers on your system that configure detects, but not enough of them to get gstreamer to build with CUDA support.
Is that what you are trying to do here?

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